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Book: Cult Appeal


CULT APPEAL. Tracing down the roots from its humble beginning as the American workwear to its pinnacle as a worldwide phenomenon, author Josh Sims breaks down the components of streetwear in labels like Adidas and X-Large. Encompassing thirty of the most influential streetwear brands from the … [Read more...]

Book: Of Places and Spaces


OF PLACES AND SPACES. In a YouTube video covering the signing session of his book, rapper Pharrell Williams mentioned that, “I didn’t want to do a book that celebrated me; I wanted to do a book that celebrates my moment and enlightenment.” That is, if not noble, a sign of creative wisdom … [Read more...]

Book: Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living


Todd McLellan reveals the complicacy of mundane objects around us in a photographic series printed as Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living (Thames & Hudson). The book features 50 neatly disassembled pieces, including iPad, digital SLR camera and, from the older … [Read more...]

Book: Punk: Chaos to Couture


FASHION GOT PUNK'D. Through everything shredded, studded or frayed, the story of punk evolution unfolds. Published by the Metropolitan Museum following one of this year’s most awaited exhibitions with the same title, Punk: Chaos to Couture (Metropolitan Museum of Art) illustrates how … [Read more...]

Book Review: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment.  Alexander McQueen: Savage … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Rolling Stones: 50 (Thames and Hudson)


A HALF-CENTURY OF THE STONES. While they would probably have to battle The Beatles for the title of most influential rock band of all time, there is no question that, after 50 years, The Rolling Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band in history. … [Read more...]