42 x 59.4 cm (A2) // 135GSM SILK COATED PAPER // UNFRAMED // DESIGNED IN MANCHESTER, UK
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Unlock the literary influences of the Thin White Duke with this vivid infographic print, in a design that references Blackstar, Bowie’s last album.
This vivid poster takes you beyond music into the world of Lolita, A Clockwork Orange and Blast, the literary magazine of Wyndham Lewis’s Vorticist movement. Here you’ll find Orwell’s 1984 alongside more obscure, cryptic and intriguing works of fiction, poetry and philosophy.
This print is divided in five main areas:
novels – 46 novels across 19 subgenres, including fiction, dystopian, erotic and philosophical;
nonfiction – including art, psychology, spirituality, politics, memoirs, history and travel;
"I'm a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can't throw it away. It's physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I've got a library that I keep the ones I really really like."
Alongside his immense cultural significance as a musician and pop icon, David Bowie was also an avid reader. Books were another thing that he soaked up like a sponge in an endless quest for knowledge and inspiration.
According to Geoffrey Marsh, co-curator of the V&A’s David Bowie Is exhibition, Bowie read a book a day. Thomas Jerome Sebrook, Bowie’s biographer, describes him taking 400 books with him to read when he was on the set of The Man Who Fell To Earth.
This print is a tribute to David Bowie’s huge thirst for knowledge, and a fascinating glimpse of how one person’s set of inspirations can themselves contribute to an inspirational life.
Whatever your interest, be it novels, the occult or music, you’ll find plenty here to inspire you to explore further.
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