Andrew Kuo, What Me Worry book

The Standard produced its first book, What Me Worry, under our new publishing imprint “Standard Press.”  The book is a compilation of artist Andrew Kuo’s work in various mediums along with new works created specifically for the project. 


The multi-talented Kuo, described as “the man about (down) town,” by Paper Magazine, is a painter, sculptor and photographer represented by Taxter and Spengemann Gallery in New York, as well as a DJ and guitarist. He contributes weekly to the New York Times, with music reviews in the form of colorful graphic charts conveying emotional reactions bands, albums and live shows. 


The 200-page hardcover book, features an introduction by New Yorker writer Kelefa Sanneh, includes Kuo’s charts, paintings, photographs, installations, recipes and diary entries. The book is wrapped in a fold-out double-sided poster and is printed on 3 types of paper stock-- luxe and beautiful.


Previous Standard Press publications have included, Dzine, Nailed and Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba, JR & Jose Parla, and check out our latest publication Kenny Scharf, Kolors.