NOT A CULT is a publisher disinterested in creating a culture around their label, instead emphasizing the culture and practice of the creatives they collaborate with. NOT A CULT works closely with their authors & artists to create beautiful, intentional publications that enrich and serve the audiences that read them.
Established during a pleasant summer day in 2016.
hollis hart is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NOT A CULT. They are an LA based sculptor and painter. They host an artist residency and incubator at their little house in the middle of the desert in Johnson Valley. They are a clown.
Daniel Lisi is the executive producer and co-founder of NOT A CULT. Lisi has created operating models for companies in publishing, interactive media, virtual+augmented reality, and the non-profit sector.
excellent people (not cultists)
Virginia Sasser (editorial design, cover design) | Shaun Roberts (editorial design, cover design) | Zoe Norvell (cover design) | Anton Khodakovsky (cover design) | Bill Jonas (interior layout, cover design) | Ian DeLucca (editorial design, cover design) | Lea Deschenes (interior layout) | Courtney Andujar (cover design)
Tigre Bailando (cover artwork) | Lindsay August-Salazar (cover artwork) | Tyson Schroeder (cover artwork) | Eugenia Loli (record artwork) | Christian Alvarez (painting photographer) | Erin Stone (photographer)
editors & proofreaders
Gabe Durham (editor) | Christina Catherine Martinez (proofreader) | Leah Nobel Davidson (editor, proofreader) | Gary Edwin Lovely (editor) | Jeremy Radin (editor) | Danielle Bennett (editor) | Edwin Bodney (editor) | Safia Elhillo (editor) | Elaina Ellis (editor)