SMoss is the pen name of the American author and brand guru Stanley Moss (b. 1948). He founded The Club of Venice, a private conversation on brands and branding, is brand guru for Gottschalk+Ash of Zurich, and author of multiple titles concerned with the brand discipline. Moss frequently visits India, voyages which inspire many of his fictional works.
The 3-line poems included in this volume tell the story of a 40-year journey. Brief meditations on life, love and longing, they record a search for illumination in a perplexing world.
Case Studies of Five Modern Labyrinths
The light was growing dim in the late afternoon of July 10, 1972, when the poet Kenneth Rexroth halted our conversation abruptly and reached for a file at the corner of his desk, sliding it across in my direction. “Look at this,” he said with some exasperation.
The Crimson Garter
The Captain Blackpool Trilogy - Book 1
A classical ballerina on the run across Europe, free on stage but entrapped by her life. She's pursued by a mysterious secret agent and chased by her angry husband and her billionaire brother.
Fate & the Pearls
The Captain Blackpool Trilogy - Book 2
In a series of flashbacks we learn of Harry's earliest days in India and beyond, his connection to the House of Jaipur, and the search for the mysterious Marquis who gave the boy his name.
HACK IS BACK
The Hacker - Book 2
Did Vikram really die in the big shoot-out in Dwarka a year ago, where a gang of Nigerian thugs squared off against a rogue regiment from the Indian Army? And who are those crazy, disorganized Israelis making trouble?
Hitman in Delhi
by Sean Rooney with SMoss
A cool, Indian-born hitman from Southern California is dispatched by a robbery victim to return to New Delhi to exact revenge. But in the process he discovers a deeper conspiracy.
A photographic record of what it was like to live through the pandemic in the medieval city of Vicenza, Italy. BW postcards from lockdown. Every day the same. Remember your mask.
Legacy & Power
by SMoss with Pierre d'Huy
Rather than explain in didactic or academic language, the ideas introduced here present themselves in a classical way, through the venerable technique of storytelling.
Un livre des aquarelles
I use these aquarelles like snapshots. When my hand touches the pencil, the brush, the paint, I become a part of the moment. Nobody else sees it as I did. I saw all these places. I studied them and painted them. They are my memory.
“...nuclear brands are clearly understood at their inception; successfully express simple and identifiable core precepts; contain explosive and transformative ideas; or cause sudden and powerful conceptual detonations in the popular awareness.”
Park Avenue Poop
by SMoss + others
The Park Avenue Poop was an early exercise in self-publishing, an anonymous underground scandal sheet which reported on Manhattan gossip from April-August 1982. This is a facsimile edition of the complete issues.
A cool, Indian-born hitman from Southern California is dispatched by a robbery victim to return to New Delhi to exact revenge. But in the process he discovers a deeper conspiracy, not to mention true love.
Surf City: A Love Letter to Santa Teresa
Twenty five years ago Santa Teresa was a tiny, sleepy fishing village on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. The city is a laid-back destination with one rough, occasionally unpaved main drag and what some consider the finest surfing beaches in the world.