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Would you say no to having David Bowie on your Coffee Table?
March 6, 2013 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Along with a career retrospective, the V&A Museum in London will publish an extensive photo book covering Bowie's career to date. Graphic design studio Barnbrook has designed the 'David Bowie is' book which accompanies the V&A's exhibition of the same name.

The book is the first ever to be produced with full access to the David Bowie.

"Drawing inspiration from songs, costumes, films, portraits, landmarks and more, we created a set of graphic elements to use throughout the book," says Abbott. "These are used as background textures and in graphic juxtapositions to introduce a playful, pop sensibility"

Although standard copies will be available from the V& A shop, particularly avid collectors can buy one of the 500 limited edition prints on pre-order. Although at £395 per copy you'd have to be a big Bowie fan. The non-limited edition version of the book comes in cloth bound hardback edition and retails for a much more reasonable £30.00

"The Collector's Special Edition will be clothbound and feature a lithographic print signed by David Bowie himself and bound into the book. Each edition will be numbered, cased in Perspex and handfinished. Only 500 copies will be printed. Priced at £395, DAVID BOWIE IS Collector's Special Edition will be published on 23rd March"

The 'David Bowie is' exhibition will run from 23rd March until the 11th August 2013 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London [UK]

A specialised font called 'Albertus' was designed by Barnbrook for the book. Barnbrook are known for their font creation and typography and have been mentioned on Metafilter previously.
posted by Faintdreams (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
The 'David Bowie is' exhibition will run from 23rd March until the 11th August 2013 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

There's a metafilter meetup scheduled at the exhibition on the 17th of May.
posted by atrazine at 1:03 PM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


thanks for that artasine - I was watching that thread and completely missed the meetup notification!
posted by Faintdreams at 1:10 PM on March 6, 2013


David Bowie Is Darkseid?
posted by The Whelk at 1:20 PM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ever since I saw Labyrinth as a child, I've wanted to have full access to the David Bowie.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:50 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Many people were willing to grant The David Bowie full access, but were denied.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:23 PM on March 6, 2013


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