Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been
24.09.2012 by Roisin McGuire
There are only a few weeks to go before the publication of Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been, a printed documentation of the tastemaker's world that absorbs music, fashion, design, art and everything that inspires one of the most influential people in contemporary popular culture. It’s basically the bible for today’s culture. And to understand today’s culture is to understand Pharrell Williams. Back in the day, The Rat Pack defined cool, now it’s Pharrell et al, having carved their niche in pop.
A defining part of Pharrell is his ever growing list of collaborations. From artists like KAWS, designers like Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs, brands from Louis Vuitton to A Bathing Ape through to his roots in music as part of N*E*R*D with cross-collabs between multi-platinum recording artists including Kanye West and Jay-Z. Creativity is about knowing which way to turn when you reach the crossroads. Only few know how to deal with this as dazzlingly as Pharrell.
Many of those he is closely associated with also contrubte to the book including Jay-Z, Ambra Medda, Nigo and Takashi Murakami.
It is a hefty record of his world and the Limited Edition version which comes with a specially designed (and signed) tshirt and an equally hefty €250 price tag. But if you are a die-hard Pharrell fan you know where to spend next month's pocket money. Or catch the regular hardback version for a more sober €45.