* 400-page 12" x 12" hardback book with black glitter and pink screen printed cover artwork unique to this edition * Exclusive art print, signed by 3D, screen printed by Lazarides * 12-inch vinyl featuring previously unreleased track on A-side, with an etching on side B * Housed in a bespoke heavyweight cardboard box with cover artwork by 3D * Limited to 350 copies worldwide, each individually hand-signed and numbered
"When I was about ten years old, a kid called 3D was painting the streets hard. 3D quit painting and formed the band Massive Attack, which may have been a good thing for him but was a big loss for the city." Banksy (Swindle magazine, 2008)
The Vinyl Factory presents 3D and the art of Massive Attack by Robert del Naja aka 3D - the first book on the visual history of a band who have sold over 11 milliion records worldwide, compiled and designed by 3D using images from a personal archive and original artifacts scanned by the artist for the record.
Robert’s artwork has come to define the iconic style of his band and the book explores their visual history, presenting both familiar and previously unseen work, from his influential graffiti and stencil art in the Wild Bunch-era of the ‘80s to Massive Attack cover designs and paste-ups and paintings. Also included is work made in collaboration with Nick Knight, Tom Hingston, Judy Blame and Michael Nash Associates, as well as unseen photographs documenting Del Naja’s ongoing collaboration with United Visual Artists. And his recent work with filmmaker Adam Curtis.
The 400-page book also features an in-depth interview with the artist, where he describes the development of the band’s artwork and record sleeve designs, as well as offering insight into his processes, and inspirations.
Del Naja’s background as a graffiti artist has shaped his evolving aesthetic, as well as a strong ethos of ‘do it yourself’ creativity. His instincts as an artist were forged in an atmosphere of spontaneity and innovation - from making flyers to throwing warehouse parties - and this way of working informed the first record sleeves he created as 3D.
Inspired by magazine culture and comics, 3D drew on wide-ranging influences, from New York’s hip-hop scene and Japanese graphics, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s cultural juxtapositions to Warhol’s pop imagery, politics and punk.
"“I was always told that any artist that wanted to be taken seriously should never paint record sleeves” Robert del Naja
The Vinyl Factory will publish 3D and the art of Massive Attack on 28 October 2013; the hardback book will be priced at £50.
The limited edition will be for sale exclusively from The Vinyl Factory online web shop; available to pre-order from today, 16 September 2013
I asked what the print would look like and was sent a pic. Its a blue variation (as opposed to orange) of the sleeve that 3D did for the original Mo'Wax Headz compilation.
ie the middle section with the body and turntable needle.
I was told "The image/artwork attached will be screen printed on 12x12". We are trialing two possible options using paint, glitter and ink. It will look amazing and be personally finished by 3D."
It sounds cool, and great for us Mo'Wax fans, but it's only 12" x 12", the size of a record which is pretty small for a print to put on the wall. Also the art police (ie my girlfriend) is not a fan of it which makes the £350 price tag that much easier to reject now.
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Daniel Silk: Please note, Artists and Galleries are very welcome to join here and post promoting their work and print releases. It’s totally FREE to do so. Welcome to the Urban Art Association.
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Daniel Silk: What Artists do you think are leading the Urban Art scene with new ideas? Rather than reproducing old images.
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