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Heroes & Villains Book Party Tonight at LAUNCH LA

The new coffee table book Heroes & Villains features portraits of more than 100 of the most innovative underground artists working today, many of them Los Angeles residents. Six years in the making by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho, the book will be celebrated tonight at LAUNCH LA in Miracle Mile.

Local talents featured in the book include Robert Williams, founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, graphic novelist Tom Neely, sculptor and animator Liz McGrath, the controversial Shepard Fairey, Sylvia Ji, Natalia Fabia, Mark Ryden, and Camille Rose Garcia. Worth going just to eyeball the talent.

The LA Weekly has a nice write-up of the book, and a slideshow of some of the portraits.

Event starts at 7, more details at the LAUNCH LA website.

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Former Microsoft, Evri Exec To Lead Public Media’s Corporate Sponsorship Firm

moss.jpgNational Public Media, the corporate sponsorship firm for NPR, PBS and Boston-based WGBH, named Stephen Moss its president and chief executive officer yesterday.

It’s a perfect time to announce the change, as NPR is coming off its pledge week and CEO Vivian Schiller just last week proclaimed that her organization had the tools to survive the recession that’s bogged down the media industry.

Moss, a former technology executive with a background in print media, joins NPM from the web technology company Evri, where he served as vice president of business development. Prior to that, Moss worked for Microsoft as VP of sales, and general manager of Bill Gates-owned Corbis. While there, he helped launch the MSN video service. Moss also previously worked as CEO of Internet ad network DoubleClick Media.

Moss started his career in advertising sales at McGraw-Hill‘s magazine publishing division, and he went on to lead sales divisions for Thompson Financial‘s American Banker and BusinessWeek in Asia. He also worked on the agency side at Seavex Limited, working with clients like BusinessWeek and CNN.

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