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Lyons, Kevin (Designer/Artist/Author) & Kawachi, Taka (Designer). PUSSY AND PAPERS, POETRY, POWER AND PISTOLS: A RETROSPECTIVE: 500+ TSHIRTS DESIGNED BY KEVIN LYONS. Tokyo, Japan: AllRightsReserved, Limited, 2006. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 150 pages. As New.

Retrospective exhibition catalog, presented as an Artist Book. One of the most ingeniously beautiful Artist Books of its kind ever published. The First Cloth-Cover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the 2007 Second Edition. Published in a tiny first print run as a Cloth-Cover Edition that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. The book is very beautifully produced by Kevin Lyons and Taka Kawachi, with soft, yellow cotton T-shirt material, original metal button pinned to the cover, and thick, uncoated stock paper printed in Tokyo, Japan to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of the same name held at BEAMS-T Tokyo, Japan in 2006, which was viewed by tens of thousands of T-shirt wearer/aficionado/collectors and art lovers. Presents some of Kevin Lyons' finest T-shirt designs. His admirers will demur and insist that you call them what they are: Cutting-edge graphic art design, using the humble T-shirt as medium, which would be fair enough. "Stretches from 1989 until 2006, and is aligned with some of the cutting-edge contemporary culture-makers of this period. From underground labors of love like the magazine 'Tokion' and the record label 'Stones Throw' to cutting-edge mainstream advertising icons like Nike, Stussy, and 555 Soul, we find Mr. Lyons at a high-pitched level of creativity, appropriating and re-adjusting iconographies to form a new personal vocabulary. Sports, music, the revolutionary and the historical are equally employed throughout. Documenting diaries and sketches as well as his philosophy and final products, 'Pussy And Papers Poetry Power And Pistols' is expertly presented here in a T-shirt-bound cover to serve as inspiration to designers as well as aficionados of design" (Publisher's blurb). The best of contemporary Pop culture is contained within the wonderful pages of this beautiful book. An absolute "must-have" title for Kevin Lyons and contemporary Pop culture collectors. This title is a contemporary graphic art design classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Cloth-Cover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: All other copies available online are the Second Edition, as the true first sold out upon publication. A rare copy thus. One of the finest living graphic artists. A fine copy. . ISBN 9889900106. $70.00

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