PERRIN DRUMM



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



Talk to me about: bird watching, 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 my front tooth, 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 a BA in creative writing and studio art, and then an MFA 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 an editor and 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, and undergone minor toe surgery. Keep your fingers crossed for me.



Before all the stuff I do now, I founded AIGA’s Eye on Design. Prior to that, I co-founded food + design platform MOLD while working as a senior editor at Conde 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, among them: The Paris Review, V Magazine and VMAN, and Swindle.

My writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, Interview, GQ, Print, Frieze, Slate, Riposte, Art in America, Artforum, Departures, V Magazine, Vogue, Cool Hunting, and Core77. My fiction has been published far and wide in my own notebooks as well as in The Arkansas Review. In a former life I was a ghost writer for TED speakers (you think they write all that stuff themselves?).


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Head of Publishing, A24



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

LATEST: SAFE TRAVELS ZINE #16, G
uest edited by Zola filmmaker Janicza Bravo.
JUNE 2020 >>




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 Safie



EYE ON DESIGN MAGAZINE

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]
2017-2020