Speed of Life, was born out of a 40-year collaboration between musician, actor and producer, David Bowie, and photographer and designer, Masayoshi Sukita. In their fine bound edition, the authors opened up Sukita's archives to assemble a 300-page photo essay captioned with their own recollections and memories from 1972 onwards. Present at both private rehearsals and centre stage for some of Bowie's most spectacular performances, Sukita's lens has also preserved informal moments - a subway ride in Kyoto, or a birthday celebration with Iggy Pop - as well as studio portraits created during countless sittings together, including the iconic Heroes album cover.All images are printed to the highest quality and presented with Bowie and Sukita's words throughout. The turquoise and magenta binding colours are directly inspired by two portraits of Bowie shot by Sukita for the Heroes session in 1977. The book is printed onto heavyweight matt art paper and quarter hand-bound in a bespoke-dyed fine-grain leather, onto a turquoise cloth cover as personally selected by David Bowie. Inset onto the front cover is an acrylic mirrored plate featuring an outtake image from the Heroes session. The book is housed in a hand-made slipcase bound in black buckram featuring pink, silver and turquoise foils and fine-grain leather accents on the top and tail edges of the slipcase. Both authors' words are written in English and Japanese and the book has two ribbons that denote the synergy between photographer and artist and their respective cultures. A specially created record pressing is included.
Here, for the first time together on a 7 vinyl single, are parts 1 and 2 of David Bowie's 1980 recording, It's No Game, originally released on the 1980 album Scary Monsters, presented on a picture disc bearing two portraits from the iconic Heroes session. Published by Genesis publications, 2012. Collector edition: Limited 2000 hand numbered copies - this is copy no.
Signed by David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita. Binding: Bound by hand in a fine-grain leather, onto a cloth cover selected by David Bowie. Box: Hand-made slipcase bound in black buckram featuring pink, silver and turquoise foils and leather accents.Extras: Suggested for inclusion by David Bowie is an exclusive record pressing. Here, for the first time together on a 7 single, are parts 1 and 2 of his 1980 track'It's No Game' presented as a collector's photographic picture disc. Page size: 250mm x 360mm.
Condition: Book and slipcase in fine condition, mirrored inset still has protective cellophane cover, record has never been played. Included original box with all packaging materials (mark from where sellotape was removed around outer cardboard box seal).To protect original box it will be sent inside another protective box. Please note: due to weight of item will only post to a United Kingdom address fully tracked. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "smical3101" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.