BOYO

"Give me something, oh God, to divert me... so that I won't have to be alone with myself."

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A Passion for Print

BOYO is an independent publisher, producing visually-driven, research-based publications in small press runs. Based in Los Angeles, it is owned and operated by Ryan Mungia, an editor, designer, and writer who is passionate about print and is inspired to construct books on arcane subject matters within the realms of graphic design, illustration, and photography.

We believe that books are more important now than ever before as our day-to-day lives become increasingly digital. We also recognize that young people are the future. That is why we will be donating 5% of each sale to The Book Truck, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that promotes teen literacy in low-income areas while fostering a love for print.

 

Coming Soon

We are hard at work on a new book centered around the history of computers from the Atomic Age to the Y2K bug as told through the marketing brochures and print advertisements that sold the latest technology to consumers.

The illustrators and graphic designers who created these ads were tasked with turning cutting edge, abstract concepts into visual metaphors that could be easily understood by all. The results are some of the most original and eye-catching graphic displays of the 20th century, and we can't wait to share them with you in this new book.

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Commerce is Political

By purchasing directly from this website, you are giving us the ability to make more books. Distributors, brick-and-mortar shops, and Amazon take huge percentages of each sale, making it nearly impossible for a small publisher to turn a profit. Ordering direct is a political act. It's saying, I support small businesses; I support print; I don't want to live in a world where these things don't exist.

As a thank you, we are now offering free domestic shipping. It might still cost a few more dollars than Amazon, but it was packaged with love and taken to the post office by one of the people who made the product. 

 
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Before You Leave...
 

Check out the blog for interviews with editors, designers, publishers, and others who are responsible for some of our favorite books and brands. Updated monthly, the aim is to inspire and empower readers to create their own print projects. The first interview in this new series is J.C. Gabel, who is editor-in-chief and publisher of Hat & Beard Press in Los Angeles. Enjoy!