you can find inspiration in everything* (signed copy)
Signed by Paul Smith, with enclosures and the original drawstring bag
First paperback edition, glossy covers with French flaps, and in the original Paul Smith drawstring bag. 25.5 × 22cm, 295pp.
Signed and dedicated by Paul Smith to the ffep.
Far from being a fashion monograph, this book "images" Paul Smith's brain on to the page, presenting original and often humorous thoughts and ideas in shop windows, in advertising campaigns, in 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 Paul Smith himself, collaborations include: an account of his teenage obsession with cycling by Richard Williams, sports writer on the "Guardian"; a fiction by celebrated novelist James Flint; interviews with neuroscientist Dr Semir Zeki and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist; enclosures are two posters; and "The Bunny", a comic book within the book, which has a cryptic crossword, puzzles, a fold-out board game and illustrations by various acclaimed artists and designers.
The book is in very good condition, the drawstring bag a little dusty to the bottom edge but still very good.