Monday, October 12, 2009

This is the World's Coolest Book

There are some uber cool things out there.

  • The Unitedbamboo Cat Calendar

    • However, seriously now, these things pale into insignificance when compared to this magical limited edition book.

      There are only 300 of these available and they're sealed, numbered and signed by the legendary Ted Polhemus. We have 3 of them (that's 1% of the market), and we're rather pleased about it.

      Unordinary People is a book by acclaimed youth music culture archive, PYMCA. Signed and numbered by the author of Streetstyles, Ted Polhemus, they've selected their most spectacular and best loved images to be available as a limited edition book which went with the Unordinary People exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year. Beautiful black & white and colour imagery featuring an eclectic selection of rare and exclusive cultural photography and excerpts from essays which highlight the history, lifestyles, fashions, hairstyles, music and subcultures of British youth culture, from the 1960s to the present day. Example subcultures and youth movements/fashions which are highlighted include Mods, Rockers, Psychedelics, Hippies, Rude Boys, Punk, Two Tone, Skinhead, New Romantics, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, Heavy Metal, Rave, New Age Travelers, Goth, Indie Kids and New Rave. Featured photographers include Gavin Watson's skinhead work, Paul Hartnett and Ted Polhemus to name only a few.

      For some examples of the amazing photos in the book you can check out the PYMCA website here.

      Anyway, changing the subject, we're going to be giving away 50 books over the next few weeks so may I suggest you either start to follow our Twitter feed biggreenbooks, join our facebook group a Decent Bookshop in Wood Green (revisited), or email us with your favourite 5 books of all time. Or not, if you don't want to.


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