PERRIN DRUMM



Writer, editor, publisher———
up for almost anything.



Talk to me about: gourmet bathing, lay-flat binding, the bubble multiverse, micro-museums, the ethics of ambiguity, feats of strength, the complete discography of ELO, spontaneous haircuts, idle thought, rocks, commas, keeping a paper planner, collecting hobbies (and the joy of being bad at them). 



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More info than you need to know:
I was born in Pasadena, California, which anyone will tell you is a very safe place to live, but since I was born I’ve had two concussions, cracked and chipped my front tooth (and grown a full extra set of teeth, like a shark, 13 of which became cavities), split open my lip, been stung by a stingray, and broken my arm (all the way up to my shoulder). When the cast came off I had a scar on my elbow in the shape of a nipple. I have a scar on my chin where I cut it wide open falling out of bed. I have scars on my knees from playing little league as a little girl and then softball as a Panda at an all-girls high school in L.A. During one practice I blacked out and fell on my face in center field and got a scab on my upper lip in the exact shape of Hitler’s mustache. Luckily, it didn’t leave a mark.

I went to the College of Santa Fe (which was later briefly called Santa Fe University of Art and Design before it went out of business), where I played cricket recreationally and didn’t get hurt once. I got degrees in creative writing and fine art, and then a master’s in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. I wrote my thesis on satire and humor, though I often write stories that aren’t funny at all.

I live in Brooklyn and work as a publisher, a job you’d think is pretty safe, but in the past few years I’ve been thrown from my bike twice, torn my rotator cuff, twisted my knee out of its socket, undergone a minor toe operation, and survived two rounds of eye surgery. Keep your fingers crossed for me.



Before all the stuff I do now, I founded AIGA’s Eye on Design, and co-founded food + design platform MOLD while working as a senior editor at Condé Nast (Details, RIP). I’ve held editor positions at Adobe, The Architect's Newspaper, and The Sundance Channel. I’ve interned at more magazines than I can count.

My writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, Interview, GQ, Print, Frieze, Riposte, Art in America, Artforum, V Magazine, VMAN, and Vogue. My fiction has been published far and wide in my own notebooks as well as in literary magazines so obscure they barely have functioning websites. In a former life I was a ghost writer for TED speakers (you think they write all that stuff themselves?).

Listen to me blather about some of it on a podcast.


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Head of Publishing, A24



BEAUTY OF THE BEAST: A MAKEUP MANUAL
By Emily Schubert

More than a makeup book, Beauty of the Beast is a transformation manual by special effects makeup artist Emily Schubert.

Learn how to create a scar, remove a tattoo, and make someone look decades younger—or like a corpse. Based on Schubert’s years of experience in the film industry, this book is both a crash course in the world of SFX makeup and a portal into how you can manipulate the human face to tell a story.

APR 2024
ISBN:
978-1-960078-05-6

Design:
Wkshps


PI: THE GUERILLA DIARIES, NEW & EXPANDED EDITION
By Darren Aronofsky

Before he directed Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Mother!, and The Whale, Darren Aronofsky was a 27-year-old would-be filmmaker struggling to make his first feature, Pi (1998). This is his diary of those years—alongside hundreds of never-before-seen photos and materials pulled from Aronofsky’s extensive archives.

Featuring: A new introduction by Darren Aronofsky; the complete (and long out of print) Guerilla Diaries; script notes, camera tests, cinematographer sketches, internal memos, personal letters, and countless other artifacts and ephemera from the film.

MAR 2024
ISBN:
978-1-960078-07-0

Design:
Fabian Bremer & Hannes Drissner



THE LIGHTHOUSE SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Robert Eggers

Book 11 in the Screenplay Collection includes an introduction by Willem Dafoe, essays by novelists Lauren Groff and Ian McGuire, and select pages from an 1881 lighthouse keeper’s manual that Robert and Max Eggers referenced when writing the script.
FEB 2024
ISBN:
978-1-960078-04-9

Design:
Actual Source



MIDSOMMAR SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Ari Aster

As Hårga takes, Hårga also gives.

Book 010 in the Screenplay Collection includes an introduction by Park Chan-wook, an essay by anthropologist Matthew Engelke, and illustrated Hårga choral primer by vocal artist Jessika Kenney.
NOV 2023
ISBN:
978-1-960078-01-8

Design:
Actual Source




STORIES FROM A PLACE WHERE ALL DIRT ROADS TASTE OF SALT
By Raven Jackson

A rich and layered photographic exploration of the people and places that influenced Raven Jackson’s directorial debut film, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, the companion book features lyrical writing, evocative photos, and contributions from voices that speak to the film’s quiet yet powerful themes and the rural Southern setting. Also includes the full script and incredible photography captured during the production.
Nov 2023
ISBN:
978-1-960078-02-5

Design:
Bryan Cipolla



THE HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY
By Claire A. Nivola

From the beloved author and illustrator of Star Child, The House in the Country is a spirited and poignant story inspired by Claire A. Nivola’s own uncommon childhood.

The daughter of artists, Nivola was raised in a bohemian Long Island enclave with neighbors like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. During the idyllic summers she spent there, she explored life as a budding artist and developed a deep connection with the house her young immigrant parents turned into a lively, creative home.

Lushly illustrated with original watercolors that bring Nivola’s poetic, evocative prose to life, The House in the Country is a journey through the joys of childhood and the pains of growing up.
July 2023
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-9-5

Design:
Strick & Williams



SCROUNGING: A COOKBOOK

A collection of late-night, last-ditch recipes and ingenious back-of-the-pantry meals straight from the movies.

Scrounging includes an introduction by Matty Matheson and scrappy concoctions from 54 films, including The Breakfast Club's Pixy Stix sandwich, The Apartment's tennis racket spaghetti, The Martian's baked potato with Vicodin, Home Alone's 12-scoop ice cream sundae, Kramer vs. Kramer's divorced dad french toast, and many more.



June 2023
ISBN:
978-1-960078-98-8

Design:
Bryan Cipolla

Photography: Wade and Leta



EUPHORIA FASHION
By Heidi Bivens


Strip down and slip into Euphoria Fashion, costume designer Heidi Bivens’ encyclopedia of fabricated fantasy. From the micro mini-skirts worn in the halls of Euphoria High to the maximalist theater of house party outfits, Euphoria Fashionis about more than just costumes – it’s a guide in understanding that clothes are the conduit. 
APR 2023
ISBN:
978-1-7339920-4-6

Design:
Elana Schlenker + Jordi Ng



EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE SONG READER

Son Lux’s Oscar-nominated score comes to life in this illustrated box set. Includes 20 sewn booklets of sheet music and lyrics newly transcribed for piano, accompanied by original illustrations created from code by digital computation artist Zach Lieberman. Includes a composer statement by Ryan Lott of Son Lux.
MAR 2023
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-8-8

Design:
Actual Source



I’LL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS!
By Daniel Kwan

One of two new children's books from Everything Everywhere All at Once director Daniel Kwan, I'll Get to the Bottom of This! tells the story of a rhyming dog detective who sets out to discover who's to blame for a multi-car pileup that has drivers trapped in a tunnel.


Illustrated by Sean Lewis, this story of overcoming differences to find a common solution gets the Daniel Kwan treatment: the detective takes his line of questioning so far that he enters a suspect’s body to question her organs, her brain, and her electrons, before being spat out into the universe in order to question the origin of cosmic energy itself.
DEC 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-1-9

Design:
Ghazaal Vojdani



24 MINUTES TO BEDTIME!
By Daniel Kwan

One of two new children's books from Everything Everywhere All at Once director Daniel Kwan, 24 Minutes to Bedtime! brings the multiverse to the bedtime story.

Illustrated by Felicia Chiao, the story follows Winston, who invents a time machine that allows him to time jump around his house, narrowly avoiding his increasingly agitated parents and their efforts to just tuck him into bed already. Everything goes smoothly until Winston encounters alternate versions of himself in alternate timelines, forcing him to confront his choices head on.
DEC 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-2-6

Design:
Ghazaal Vojdani




ON THE DANCE FLOOR: SPINNING OUT ON SCREEN

“There’s something special about a dance floor. It’s like a way to take yourself off this planet.” —Cher

Meet us On The Dance Floor, new visual and literary compendium of nightclub revelries and sweat-soaked gymnasiums on-screen and off. Featuring deep dives into cinema’s most iconic dance moments and contributions from dance world legends, On the Dance Floor spins out from high school proms and house parties, to discos, raves, and the joys of dancing on your own.
NOV 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-6-4

Design:
Wkshps



MINARI SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Lee Isaac Chung

The dual-language Minari Screenplay Book features Korean translations of all texts alongside the original English. Special contents include Lee Isaac Chung's never-before-published alternate ending, a foreword by Steven Yeun, an original essay by Ocean Vuong, a poem by Claude Wilkinson, and annotated photographs from Isaac’s own childhood family albums.
SEPT 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-5-5

Design:
Actual Source



FLORIDA!

A 547-page, hyper-local guide to the most far-out state in America.

Flip through for tips on trips to the destination beaches of the Redneck Riviera, to the largest nudist colony in Pasco County (and the country), all the way over to the coleslaw wrestling arenas of the Space Coast. Through 7 chapters broken down by region, and with hundreds of the Sunshine State’s best kept, strangest secrets, Florida! has a pit-stop for everyone.
AUG 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-8-6

Design:
Elana Schlenker + Jordi Ng




99 MOVIE CROSSWORDS
Edited by Anna Shechtman


Progressing from easy to hard across both puzzle difficulty and movie IQ, with themes ranging from stoner movies to Soviet cinema, each section is divided by a tear-out concealing the puzzle answers. 

Includes special puzzles made in collaboration with A24 family friends (and crossword aficionados) David Lowery, Jenny Slate, Lulu Wang, Tim Heidecker, Emile Mosseri, Stephanie Hsu, Elsie Fisher, Megan Amram, and Ashley Clark.

Illustrations by C.W. Moss
AUG 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-5-7

Design:
Actual Source




THE LOBSTER SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Yorgos Lanthimos


Includes a poem by Emma Stone, an essay by Ottessa Moshfegh, and behind-the-scenes set photography by Yorgos Lanthimos.
JUN 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-1-7

Design:
Actual Source




STAR CHILD SPECIAL EDITION: Written & illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

Star Child, read aloud by Joaquin Phoenix’s character Johnny in Mike Mills' C’mon C’mon, tells the story of a bright young star who travels to Earth to experience life as a growing boy.

Originally published in 2014, this special edition of Star Child brings the beloved out-of-print book back to life, with re-rendered and expanded full-color illustrations.
JUN 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7372459-0-2

Design:
Strick & Williams




C’MON C’MON: Drawings From the Set, by Yann Kebbi

Instead of using a set photographer for his film C'mon C'mon, director Mike Mills invited French artist Yann Kebbi to create illustrations of the production. Featuring an introduction and set anecdotes from Mills, the 176-page book contains a curated selection of Kebbi's illustrations made in New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.
APR 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-9-3

Design:
Actual Source




CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION? The art and alchemy of casting, by Jennifer Venditti

Casting director Jennifer Venditti's process relies on “chance encounters with random strangers” who capture her imagination. She usually engages them with a simple opener: “Can I ask you a question?”

Can I Ask You a Question? is a thorough exploration into Venditti’s uncommon casting process that brings real life to narrative films and series including Good Time, Uncut Gems, and Euphoria.
APR 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-4-8

Design:
Pacific




A VAST, POINTLESS GYRATION OF ROCKS AND GAS IN WHICH YOU HAPPEN TO OCCUR: A trip through the multiverse, edited by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

From the minds of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, a wild journey through the five prevailing multiverse theories, as told by a wide-ranging group of writers, scientists, and illustrators.

Featuring a foreword by Ted Chiang, an alternate opening to Everything Everywhere All at Once, an original essay by Sasha Sagan, and excerpted writing from Jorge Luis Borges, Alan Watts, and David Eagleman.
MAR 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-7-9

Design:
Chris Svensson




MINARI SONG READER

First in the Song Reader series, Emile Mosseri's Minari score gets the visual treatment in this illustrated box set. Featuring 16 sewn booklets of sheet music and lyrics alongside original watercolor illustrations by Ping Zhu, the set comes in a foiled slipcase and includes a composer statement from Mosseri.
MAR 2022
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-5-5

Design:
Actual Source




UNDER THE SKIN SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Jonathan Glazer

Includes Glazer's never-before-published Director's Statement, an original essay by Hari Nef, and writing and set photography by Niall O'Brien.

Gloss laminated cover with matte tip-in image.
NOV 2021
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-0-0

Design:
Actual Source




HORROR CAVIAR

Feasts, delicacies, and drinks inspired by 29 horror movies from cult to canon, including Audition, Suspiria, Possession, Ganja & Hess, Midsommar, Trouble Every Day, The Shining, The Witch, and many more.

Featuring culinary contributions from 25 celebrated food artists, stylists, and chefs, original essays by A.S. Hamrah, Phoebe Chen, Yasmina Price, Sohla El-Waylly, Stephanie LaCava, and Carmen Maria Machado, and a foreword by director Ti West.
NOV 2021
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-3-1

Design:
Wkshps





FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY

A Twister neck tie. A Stepford Wives frisbee. An embroidered satin jacket for The Color Purple.

With these and 160+ more artifacts of Hollywood marketing excess and ingenuity, For Promotional Use Only celebrates the boom-era of movie promo from 1975-2005. Featuring a foreword by Roger Corman, an essay by Lindsay Zoladz, and an oral history by Caroline Golum.
OCT 2021
ISBN:
978-1-7359117-2-4

Design:
Order




LADY BIRD SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Greta Gerwig

Features a foreword by Stephen Colbert, essays by Haley Mlotek, Hunter Harris, and E.A. Hanks, and Greta's letters to Dave Matthews, Alanis Morisette, and Justin Timberlake.
OCT 2021
ISBN:
978-1-7339920-9-1

Design:
Actual Source





COWBOY POET OUTLAW MADMAN: SELECTED POEMS 1987-2020
By Val Kilmer

Before he was Iceman or Doc Holliday, Val Kilmer was a poet.

Cinematic in detail and cosmic in scope, Cowboy Poet Outlaw Madman includes a selection of Val's poetry from the past 33 years with a foreword (and extremely charming drawing) by David Mamet.
AUG 2021
ISBN:
978-1-7339920-6-0

Design:
Strick & Williams




20TH CENTURY WOMEN SCREENPLAY BOOK
By Mike Mills

Introduction by Greta Gerwig, essay by Matt Wolff, conversation with Mike Mills + Maggie Nelson, plus an annotated tour through the director’s intricate (and often very funny) note-taking process.
JUL 2021
ISBN: 
978-1-7339920-7-7

Design:
Actual Source




THE STORY
By A’Ziah King

#TheStory by A’Ziah ‘Zola’ King officially enters the literary canon.

@_zolarmoon’s legendary 150-tweet tale of a Florida road trip from hell gets the hardcover, clothbound treatment it deserves. Featuring a foreword by Roxane Gay, dedication by Zola, and afterword by Janicza Bravo.

JUNE 2021
ISBN: 
978-1-7339920-5-3

Design:
Wkshps




THE EUPHORIA BOOKS: S1 BOXED SET

Delving deep into every aspect of the creative process——from storyboards to casting calls to costume design——the 8-volume boxed set brings together over 1,000 pages of untold stories and never-before-seen visuals from the many brilliant minds behind the first season of HBO's Euphoria
APR 2021
ISBN:
978-1-7339920-4-6

Design:
Actual Source



A24 ZINES

#25 DREAM THEATER

Welcome to Dream Theater. Issue 25 travels back to the late ’90s and early aughts—the heyday of the multiplex. Lose yourself in suburban movie theaters designed to look like spaceships. Spill your popcorn and soda on glowing Electra-Dye carpets. Burn hours of daylight (and all your quarters) in the arcade. Just sit back and enjoy the show.


Featuring original illustrations by Julia Dufossé.

JUNE 2020 >>

Design: Shira Inbar



BEIRUT EDITIONS

Relief aid campaign to support NGOs working on the front lines of aid and activism in Lebanon in the wake of the 8/4/2020 explosion. 100% of sales from limited-edition art prints went to providing emergency relief to marginalized communities in need of immediate assistance.

Thank you to the many arists who donated their work. We raised $50k and received over 1,000 orders from all over the world 🙌
OCT-DEC 2020

Design + support: Tala Safié



EYE ON DESIGN MAGAZINE
+ website

Issue #06: Utopias
[Design by Na Kim]
Issue #05: Distraction
[Studio Pandan]
Issue #04: Worth
[David Benski]
Issue #03: Gossip
[Allyn Hughes]
Issue #02: Pysch
[Shira Inbar]
Issue #01: Invisible
[Maziyar Pahlevan]
2014-2020