Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. Originating at the crossroads of art, design, popular culture, and street savvy, Pharrell Williams’s output is unique. By playing off different disciplines—namely music, fashion, street art, and design—and using each as an element in the other, Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary recording artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and prominent cultural figures. Illustrated with lavish photography, this book also explores his musical career in depth, charting his many projects from his production team The Neptunes, to the band N.E.R.D., and his collaborations with friends Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and other hip-hop royalty. This unprecedented volume documents Pharrell’s prolific body of work and his contribution to contemporary culture. In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall.
The book includes ontributions from Buzz Aldrin, Toby Feltwell, Zaha Hadid, Shae Haley, Chad Hugo, Jay-Z, Masamichi Katayama, Ambra Medda, Takashi Murakami, NIGO ®, Loïc Villepontoux, Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Hans Zimmer, Ian Luna and Lauren A. Gould.
This book was originally published with three different colored covers and a year later, reprinted with a new set of three colors. Customers will be shipped any of the six different colors at random.
About the Author
Pharrell Williams is a designer, recording artist, and producer based in Miami. Jay-Z is a multiplatinum recording artist and producer based in New York. Ambra Medda is the cofounder and director of Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel. Nigo is a Japanese DJ, music producer, and developer of the clothing line A Bathing Ape. Takashi Murakami is an artist based in New York and Tokyo.
"Illustrated with lavish photography, this book also explores his musical career in depth, charting his many projects from his production team The Neptunes, to the band N.E.R.D., and his collaborations with friends Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and other hip hop royalty. He details his extenseive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product designs..." ~Highsnobiety
"Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been, includes interviews between him and notables ranging from Buzz Aldrin to Kanye West to Anna Wintour to Jay-Z. " ~Spin Magazine
"Pharell's intellectual curiosity will have your favorite budding artist finding inspiration in unexpected places." ~Complex.com
“His book is an experimental and multimodal meditation on contemporary cultural context and its implications. The presentation encompasses commentaries and visual images, conversations and interviews with an eclectic A-list cast…” ~NY Journal of Books
“An intimate look at the music mogul’s life, this volume highlights Williams’ constant need to redefine his art through collaborations with greats…” ~Miami Magazine
“Tap into the life of one of time’s most innovative figures, Pharrell Williams with his new publication…redefining contemporary culture for an entire generation…” ~Plastik Magazine