Revel In is a multi-media series of limited edition collectible guidebooks with a companion film series that was founded by Marc Santo and Scott Newman in 2009.
Through our publications and original videos we introduce the interesting characters that make the city so unique. From established artists, chefs and musicians to the equally charismatic figures operating outside the margins of the mainstream, we create a timeless piece of printed matter that people collect and keep on their bookshelves.
All of our features are presented with our subject’s personal recommendations about their favorite things to do in the city, a facet we hope inspires our audience to explore new territory or re-examine the familiar with a fresh perspective.
In 2013, with the help of editorial and design team, Janice Grube and Carolin Harris, Revel In New York expanded to Portland, Oregon with the first edition of Revel In Portland. In the coming years we hope to continue documenting these cities as well as explore and document new ones.
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New York Staff
Portland Editor & Publisher
Cappy McGarr, Joe Carini
Michael Halsband was the official photographer for the Rolling Stones and AC/DC. His portraits of musicians, artists and celebrities have been featured in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue. He has directed music videos for Malcolm McLaren and Frank Black, and recently released a movie about surfers called “SURF MOVIE: Reels 1-14”. Micahel shot the portraits for Vol. 3.
Jim Walrod is an interior designer whose projects include the Thompson LES, The Standard LA, Gild Hall and stores for Steven Alan. He has been called “The ultimate design raconteur” by Andre Balazs and “The furniture pimp” by Mike D of the Beastie Boys. He interviews Jerry Schatzberg.
Josh Ozersky—aka Mr. Cutlets—is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and author of several books including The Hamburger: A History. He currently hosts his web show on Ozserky.TV and writes about food for Time. He interviews Ed Schoenfeld.
Eddie Huang is the Chef/Owner of Baohaus and host of his own TV show, which airs on The Cooking Channel. He interviews Elliot Aronow.
Adam Rathe has written for Spin, Paper, The New York Observer, The New York Post and more. He interviews Telepathe.
Billy Miller is an artist, writer and curator based in New York. His artwork has appeared in numerous galleries including Deitch Projects and MoMA PS1. His writing has appeared in publications as varied as Index and Butt and he is the editor and publisher of the cult series Straight to Hell. He interviews Tina Barney.
Kenan Gunduz is a musician who has played in numerous bands including Minks, Soviet and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. He is also co-founder of Danbro Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He interviews Marcus Samuelsson.
James Kendi is a New York based photographer and filmmaker. He’s currently developing the feature film, Mine to Kill, an existential thriller starring Paul Banks Interpol. The screenplay was a finalist featured in the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Ratatat will make the original score. James shot many of the portraits for Vol. 1 & 2.
Museum of Modern Art
New York Times – Now Reading Offbeat City Guides
Forbes – Revel In New York: An NYC Guide Worth Seeking Out
Videography Magazine – Production on the Web
Gothamist – Scott Newman & Marc Santo: Revel in New York
Gothamist - Pigeon Coops
Dangerous Minds – The Slits’ Ari Up on New York City
Boing Boing – Short Video Profiles on Interesting New Yorkers
2012 - Facing Pages – 3 Days of Independent Magazines - Arnhem, The Netherlands
2012 - Site Unseen – Artist Television Access Space – San Francisco, CA
2011 - Site Unseen – Artist Television Access Space – San Francisco, CA
See See Motorcyles
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply
Dirty Library Chains
Jonthan Burden Antiques
Grown & Sewn