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Play the MFNW Art Photo Challenge

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Play the MFNW Art Photo Challenge

Overcup Press wants MusicFest NW attendees to share all the festival has to offer—and win some prizes, too! We're giving away two copies of The Tall Trees of Portland art book— one each day. The rules to participate and be entered to win are a breeze. Here's how to play: 1. Stop by The Tall Trees of Portland Art Pavilion at MFNW. 2. Snap a picture of any of the pieces of art in the pavilion. Make it a selfie, invite friends to join in the pic, or just post a picture of any of the pieces of art in...

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MusicFest NW is One Day Away!

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MusicFest NW is One Day Away!

Publishing can be one lonely journey. We spend a lot of time working solo and putting in hours in front of computer screens. Artists also spend long hours working solitary in their studios. So it’s always fun when we get to come out and interact with the rest of the world; to share what we’ve created during those long hours and to collaborate with others. This is part of why the Art Pavilion at MusicFest NW has us so jazzed. Matt Wagner (owner/curator of Portland's Hellion Gallery) and the coordinators of the festival have created The Tall Trees of Portland...

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"The Tall Trees of Portland" Artist Party

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"The Tall Trees of Portland" Artist Party

Some nights are special; last night was one of them. Two weeks before the release of our latest title, The Tall Trees of Portland, we hosted a private party for all of the artists who contributed their work to the book. This was the first time many of them had been able to see the book and it was a treat to see so many people’s reactions. Since everyone was in the same place at once, it was a chance for everyone to get a copy of their book signed by everyone else. We laid out books for everyone, gave...

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Three Years Out

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Three Years Out

Reflecting on Japan’s Triple Disaster Three years ago I read David Mitchell’s amazing novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De  Zoet. Set in 1799, the story is about  a young Dutch trader sequestered in Nagasaki harbor who becomes increasingly fascinated with Japan, its people, and its culture. At the time we were busy working with author Matt Wagner on Overcup’s first book, The Tall Trees of Tokyo, and I could relate to the way that the country cast a spell on the young man in the novel. Even though I was on the other side of the world, I felt myself...

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Welcome to the Overcup Blog

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Welcome to the Overcup Blog

Here, we'll share stories about the work we do to publish books, the authors and subjects of the books we publish, and talk about culture, the arts, and things we find interesting. You'll get to know more about our authors, upcoming projects and events, and stuff we're into at the moment. We want to connect with you! You can find Overcup on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn—plus we have a mailing list.

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