Ed Templeton's Drinking the Kool-Aid published by Morel Books has just arrived in the shop today. Templeton is very popular lately and his work, both photographic and mixed media, is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Being that this is the case, publishers are clamoring to get his images in print. Deformer was a great addition to photobook publishing and was a modest tome of his work -- although in no way a retrospective. The new smaller, but smartly designed book Drinking the Kool-Aid, was designed by Templeton and showcases his photos and mixed media work with horizontal and vertical fold-outs -- the center spread even opens up into a small poster-sized reproduction of a mixed media portrait. The saddle-stitched book is surrounded by a full color glossy belly band modeled after a strip of 35mm film. It is indeed, as the publisher notes, "an original piece of work."