Category Archives: Books

Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide

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A new book devoted to sneakers specialises on the crown jewel in every sneakerhead’s collection: the limited edition. Brought to you by creative agency U-Dox, the volume — entitled Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide — aims to be the last word on every collaborative and limited-edition sneaker released in the past ten years. Over the course of 256 pages, the book explores 300 designs from fifteen brands, from which a total of 100 examples are photographed and showcased. Highlights include Nike’s joint ventures with New York graffiti artists Futura and Stash, Reebok collaborating with superstar producer Pharrell Williams, and Vans teaming up with fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The book is available for purchase now through Amazon.

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The Porsche 911 Book: 50th Anniversary Edition

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The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked a milestone in automotive history. To mark the 50th birthday of the populous 911 family, automotive photographer René Staud has aligned with teNeues to showcase the most important models in a hardcover book format. Featuring 250 full colour photographs, the title spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2.7 right up to the current generation of the 991. The Porsche 911 Book: 50th Anniversary Edition can be purchased online.

Ideas from Massimo Osti Book

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Ideas from Massimo Osti is the first monograph dedicated to Massimo Osti, Bolognese fashion designer, famous for bringing the world Stone Island, C.P. Company, Boneville and Left Hand to name a few. The 415-page large format monograph book displays more than 1000 images and photography covering Massimo Osti’s more important garments and accessories – including notes and sketches on dyeing, fabrics samples and more. Sir Paul Smith and Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief at Vogue Italia are just two of the famous names interviewed for the book. Official launches September 5 at the Parsons School of Fashion Fall Conversation Series.

Published by Damiani in limited edition printing of 150 as well as normal edition. Available from Amazon.

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AnOther Man 2012 Spring/Summer Collector’s Edition Featuring Kate Moss

For their 14th issue, and in celebration of the start of Paris Fashion Week, AnOther Man recruited Kate Moss to grace their cover for a special edition version. The photo was taken by the lively and respected British photographer/film director Nick Knight and the model’s outfit was designed by Alexander McQueen’s own Sarah Burton. The issue is set to be on sale from Friday, March 2 onward at such retailers as colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in London, Corso Como and Armani in Milan and Tsutaya Daikayama in Tokyo. The official, non-special edition Spring/Summer 2012 issue will feature Garrett Hedlund and goes on sale March 15.

All Gone Book Detailed Look

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La MJC‘s 6th installment of its much-anticipated book, All Gone, is now available for you to pick up. Featuring over 200 amazing photos of the hottest products to launch in the last year – including brands like Nike, VANS, Stussy, adidas, KAWS and dozens of others – the book highlights their design and captures the story behind their creation using over 250 clean page spreads. This year’s edition is available in limited quantities with the choice of two cover designs. Head over to LA MJC’s dedicated site to preview more of the book and to pick up your own copy.

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Fashionary Menswear Sketchbook

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Heading to the tailor to get your pants tapered and jacket brought in is one thing, but what if you want to design or modify your own clothes? If you’re anything like us, you have plenty ideas but don’t know where to start. This Fashionary Sketchbook is that starting point. Patterns, templates, fabrics and helpful tips line the pages of the combination dictionary/diary/sketchbook that is sure to become every budding designer’s best friend. It might not land you in the pages of GQ, but it’s a damn good place to start. Check them here

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NOWNESS: 25 Years of Def Jam Recordings

In their upcoming Rizzoli publication, Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons catalog the progression of their humble “experimental art project” beginnings to the creation of the most influential rap labels in history. In anticipation of the duo’s forthcoming book,NOWNESS preview a few excerpts of the illustrious founders recalling their first impressions of one another in 1984. With a little help from Beastie Boys’, Adam Horovitz, the article offers a candid interaction between the label’s founders as well as an archival photo set previewing the book’s forthcoming content. A release is slated for October 11 through book publisher Rizzoli.