“Well, how come you only want tomorrow”
Approximately 70 copies of the 500, signed, David Bowie Collector's Special Edition books will be available in the V&A Bookshop, South Kensington in London from 10AM tomorrow (Saturday May 11th) on a first come, first served basis.
It’s a beautiful thing as you can see from the pictures here (scroll for several more) and is obviously an instant collectors' item.
The book is £395 and 70 copies are bound to sell out very quickly.
Check both the V&A's Facebook page (search V&A Shop) and Twitter @V_and_A_Shop for live updates on availability.
Here are the details from the V&A Bookshop:
The David Bowie is Collector’s Special Edition is a unique memento of the V&A’s retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie, one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Produced with unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive – of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist – this spectacular book presents a completely new perspective on Bowie’s creative work and collaborations.
There are only 500 copies of the Collector’s Special Edition. Each hand-finished book is numbered individually and is placed in a neon-orange acrylic slipcase with laser-cut detailing. A four-page insert with a previously unseen drawing for the 1980 Floor Show and a reproduction of the original draft lyrics to ‘Heroes’ is bound into each one. Another captioned page features David Bowie’s signature.
The cloth-bound book also has three ribbon bookmark, foiled page edges and is printed on a heavy weight Italian-made paper. Each book is stamped on the endpapers and hand-numbered to guarantee authenticity.
The Collector’s Special Edition of David Bowie is has been produced by V&A Publishing in collaboration with Barnbrook, one of Britain’s leading graphic design studios.