Paul Smith: You Can Find Inspiration in Everything

Paul Smith: You Can Find Inspiration in Everything


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Paul Smith: You Can Find Inspiration in Everything by Paul Smith

New paperback edition! Called, "A ripe blend of master craftsmanship and Monty Pythonesque lunacy" by Monument and, "A treasure trove," by The Bookseller, You Can Find Inspiration in Everything is now in its third printing and still going strong. Far from being just a fashion monograph, this volume "images" Paul Smith's brain on the page, presenting original and often humorous thoughts and ideas--found in shop windows, advertising campaigns, photographs and souvenirs brought back from world travels--that became the inspiration for the look of the season. In addition to texts and images by the renowned British designer himself, collaborations include an account of Smith's teenage obsession with cycling by Guardian sportswriter Richard Williams; a fictional text by celebrated novelist James Flint; interviews with neuroscientist Dr. Semir Zeki and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist; two posters; and The Bunny, a comic book within the book, complete with a cryptic crossword, puzzles, a fold-out board game and illustrations by various acclaimed artists and designers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781900828291
Publisher: Violette, Limited
Publication date: 07/31/2009
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Smith is the most successful fashion designer in British history. Still independently owned, Paul Smith's clothing label has an annual revenue of over $300 million. In 1991, he was awarded the British Designer for Industry Award. Named GQ's Designer of the Year for three years in a row, he was knighted Sir Paul Smith in 2000 for services to fashion design and was the subject of an exhibition called True Brit at the Design Museum London, which traveled to Japan.

William Gibson is an acclaimed science fiction writer best known for coining the term "cyberspace" in his trilogy of novels Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Virtual Light. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist was born in 1968 in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1993, he founded the Museum Robert Walser and began to run the Migrateurs program at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris where he served as a Curator for contemporary art. He presently serves as the Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

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