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rian Baltin is a writer, graphic designer, DJ, and photo and film archivist born in los angeles, now based in Seattle, WA—but always available to telecommute worldwide. His writing has appeared in the LA Weekly, Interview, cybersocket (where he served as editor-in-chief for 2006), index, level, espn2/Dirt, and (the legendary) Straight to Hell, as well as on the web servers citysearch.com, diecastgarden.com and CDNow.com. From 1992 to 1996, he published and art directed the periodicals Intent to Kill and Atomizer, and now works under the graphic design moniker Liquidator Graphics. He is also producer of an ongoing series of compilation CDs spanning vintage and current Brazilian and Latin grooves, soul-jazz, jazz-dance, acid jazz, 2-step, drum and bass, rare disco, deep house, and more, now in its 32nd volume. His broad and disjointed employment history includes, in addition to cybersocket (for gay web connoisseurs and all around arbiters of taste), stints in the Vogue photo archive/licensing office of Condé Nast, as managing editor of the Sassy companion espn2/Dirt, and as a photo researcher for Archive Photos (now the hulton archive) in New York City. His art direction credits include swink (issues 2&3), the Amok Journal, the debut cd from los angeles singer-songwriter Leland, a long history of club flyers, and more than 50 reissue titles from collectors’ choice music, including the complete capitol catalogue of dean martin. He has read his fiction in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, and co-founded the defunct Long Beach club Room 802, dedicated to the finest in Brazilian and Afro-Cuban jazz, bossa nova, batucada, jazz- and Afro-derived house, which tenure yielded four CD comps. He has an expansive knowledge of the above-cited musics, food and design culture, pulp writings, and 1940s-60s British, Japanese and Hollywood film, particularly the works of directors Richard Quine, Jack Cardiff, and Seijun Suzuki. your current destination is his Liquidatorgraphics.net, conceived as  a venue to offer his graphic design services, CDs, and (in the future) art books, and as an exhaustive online magazine and resource center. he is currently tending to his blog @ liquidatorgraphics.blogspot.com, avidly posting to his facebook (PLEASE “LIKE” THE LIQUIDATOR COMPANY PAGE AND FEEL FREE TO ADD ME AS A FRIEND!), twitter and pinterest, reediting new and old fiction to self-publish (and design) as the long-planned "Go to Hell, Bastards & Other Texts" (thanks to Seijun Suzuki for the title), and actively seeking new art direction and editorial clients, with the eventual hope of relocating to coastal chile, veracruz (mexico), or punta del este (uruguay), ideally with a seasonal home in vietnam.
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