ABOUT US

AMMO (American Modern) Books publishes provocative, one-of-a-kind titles on the visual arts and pop culture. We create must-have books with great design, thoughtful writing, and exquisite printing. With our exclusive Limited Editions and accessible Popular Editions, we have proudly celebrated and highlighted the work of unique designers, photographers, illustrators, and artists. Based in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, AMMO brings a West Coast sensibility to a global audience.

Steve Crist is the publisher of AMMO Books. Steve has led the creative vision of AMMO Books and continues to work closely with our featured artists, guest editors, and talented designers. Steve has also personally created and edited several titles for AMMO, including: "Gonzo" by Hunter S. Thompson, "Ralph Steadman: Proud too be Weirrd," "Eames: Beautiful Details," "Edward Weston: 125 Photographs," "The Contact Sheet," "Locals Only," and "Spike Lee: Do The Right Thing."

Paul Norton is the co-founder and president of AMMO Books. As a publishing industry veteran, Paul’s expertise in business, marketing and distribution are integral to AMMO’s everyday operations and continued success. Paul works closely with our sales and distribution team, both domestically and internationally, enabling our titles to reach an ever-growing audience in more than 30 countries.

Gloria Fowler is the design director of AMMO Books, and the creator of AMMO’s kids line of educational and design-centric books and products, featuring artists such as Charley Harper, Alexander Girard, Patrick Hruby and many others. Besides art directing, designing, and writing children’s books and products for our growing kids line, Gloria has also designed and edited titles such as “Eames: Beautiful Details.” Additionally, Gloria taught design for over 20 years at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.