• Image of TOM BONAURO - "Polaroids" BK
  • Image of TOM BONAURO - "Polaroids" BK
  • Image of TOM BONAURO - "Polaroids" BK
  • Image of TOM BONAURO - "Polaroids" BK

The first non-audio project from VAGUE ABSOLUTES is a small book of polaroids by our friend Tom Bonauro.


Long before earning commercial and critical accolades for his work with Emigre magazine, Levi’s, Gus Van Sant, and Todd Oldham, Bay Area graphic designer Tom Bonauro could be observed in the night clubs of California’s new wave and fledgling punk scenes during the late 1970s and early 1980s, clubs such as San Francisco’s Fab Mab, and the Masque in Los Angeles. Apart from mere spectatorial roles, Tom contributed his avante garde eye for design to layout spreads and adverts for underground periodicals like Boulevards and Another Room, and album artwork for visionary local bands like Minimal Man and The Hoovers. This small book compiles 27 polaroids captured by the artist during that wonderfully-seedy era of West Coast decadence and audacious self-expression.

First edition of 150 copies (20 signed / 130 unsigned)
56 pages, uncoated paper stock, and matte laminated cover
Printed by Brown Printing in Portland, Oregon

*** The way Bigcartel sets up the shipping calculator, it is nearly impossible to calculate postage on orders of more than one item shipping to outside of the United States. That means that for orders of certain combinations of format / items, it is necessary to initially overcharge so as to not lose money on shipping. Sorry for this inconvenience but just last week I noticed that as it my shipping was set up, I was losing upwards of $12.00 ea in postage to non US based addresses for SEVERAL orders. For sustainability of the label, that cannot continue happening. What I am getting at, is that if you are overcharged for postage, I will issue a refund of the overpaid amount when I ship out your order. I will be checking every time. ***


  • Signed
    4 in stock
  • Regular
    7 in stock