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 a novelist and author of multiple titles concerned with the brand discipline. Moss frequently visits India, voyages which inspire many of his fictional works.
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.
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The Pound Book
It's not only about money, in fact it is rich in subtext. It's about weight, incarceration, violence, poetry, euphemisms and cake. Cover design by the legendary Fritz Gottschalk.
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.