Husband and wife Neil Krug and Joni Harbeck have given birth to a poignant ballad of imagery that incorporates both psychedelia and spirituality. Pulp Art Book is an examination of societal life during the 1960’s and 70’s as well as a stylistic homage to B movies and Spaghetti Westerns. Krug has drawn attention in recent years for his commercial work with the likes of Ladytron, The Horrors, and Devendra Barnhart, while model Joni Harbeck has been a muse to many and is the heroine of the print trilogy. We asked the two Kansas natives to share what Pulp Art Book is all about.
Tell us about Pulp Art Book: Volume Two. Is there a specific story line?
Volume Two introduces a bunch of new characters and vignettes that we’ve been working on for years. It also follows the same format as the previous volume in size and similar in page count. We’ve always wanted the books to sit nicely together as a collection.
When Joni and I put together the themes for the shoots we almost always incorporate a storyline, even if it’s loose one. For us, it makes the experience of viewing the material more enjoyable for the collector. That being said, sometimes we just shoot something that has no meaning whatsoever, so it depends on our mood, too.