Although here at Buro we live and breathe digital, we're not ashamed to say it: There's nothing quite as gratifying as flipping through pieces of paper, luxuriating in its tactile sensations. Call us old school — but that's how we learned to differentiate our yours from you'res, and memorized every single line from the leaflet out of our favorite record.
Which is why this week's #FirstClassFriday's a little different. Instead of trawling the inter-web (and press releases inundated with pr-speak) for finds that preach about the latest paraphernalia in gadgets, fashion or beauty, we're casting a light on an instant gratification that's as goosebump-inducing as any luxury item — David Bowie — and he now comes to you in a hologram form.
Or a pigment print, if you prefer. TASCHEN's new release, The Rise of David Bowie 1972 - 1973 is a limited and numbered edition that brings together photographs from Mick Rock, Bowie's official photographer. Sure, you've seen numerous images of him on the web, but this book delivers an intimacy by gathering shots from press, album jackets, stills from promotional movies as well as images previously unreleased to the public.
You now know Bowie as a rock God and betrothed to Iman, but everybody starts from somewhere — and for Ziggy Stardust, no amount of makeup remover can erase all that glitters from this gender and genre-bending boy out of London.
Limited to a total of 1,972 numbered copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, this book is available as Collector's Edition (No. 201-1,972), and also in two Art Editions of 100 copies each, with a pigment print signed by Mick Rock.