FIRST GLIMPSE: BOOKCOVER
Check this out! This is the bookcover for Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace - the book about new wave, postpunk and early goth scene! After decades of publications on punk, finally its follow-up scene with an enormous impact on music and style has its own book too.
On the cover we see a smoking Tory in the late 1980s. When we saw this photo we knew this would be the coverphoto. What is behind this cover? The 9x9 inch (22x22cm) book contains 200 pages and 272 selected images. Since the book heavily leans on unique photographic material we chose for a minimalist front cover. Despite the subject of the book (origins of) goth, we did not go for an easy black design on purpose! With white as a base colour it will do the intense and rich photographs even more justice. We also want to show that the scene was not only about dressed up people, drama and strange haircolours - the minimalist design also had its roots in the (minimal) wave scene.
The book is fore sale in August, but you can pre-order a copy via the website of the University of Chicago Press for $50. Don’t worry if you cannot order here for some reason: by August we will make sure everyone, where ever you live, is able to buy a copy from our own website.
• 8 April 2014
NEW PUBLICATION ESTIMATION: COME SUMMER!
Good news: it starts to look like an earlier release for our book than expected: summer 2014. We can show you a first glimpse of the book too soon (the bookcover!) We will also inform you on the actual publishing date and the possibilities to purchase a copy as soon as we can.
Meanwhile, don’t hesitate and share our pages in order to spread this bookproject: Tweet us , share our Facebook or reblog on Tumblr. Get all the fans ready!
- Andi & Marloes
• 10 February 2014
PUBLICATION DATE: FALL 2014
As you probably read before it is not possible anymore to send us information or photographs for our book: the research deadline passed in the late summer. For us the task to construct a book and text around loads of photos. We had over 1000 photographic files to work with!
Halloween - how suiting - was the deadline for the manuscript of ”Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace.” The first manuscript is sent to the publisher and from now on it takes a year to fine tune and release the book. That will be fall 2014! We know it sounds superfar away - we felt the same way! - but the bookmaking process is one that takes time. So, does this work? Well, after the first manuscript (fall 2013) a final manscript needs to be handed in at the start of 2014. Then six months before the release the layout will be designed. The cover for the book will be published by now too. Finally, a period of proof-reading follows until the final publication date in the fall of 2014. See it this way: by then it could be an idea for a Christmas gift ;)
We are looking forward to the result as well - we even feel a little nervous! Thanks a lot for all your great support the past months and your patience. In return, we will make sure you all know by time when our book meets its launch - don’t worry!
The Postpunkproject Team: Andi & Marloes
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• 31 October 2013
UPDATE: PUBLISHING DEAL
We are happy to announce that our upcoming book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace is signed at Intellect Ltd - a British publisher specialised in quality art, culture and media books. We hope to create a worthwile piece of cultural documentation with help of this publisher.
The Postpunkproject Team | www.intellectbooks.co.uk
• 17 July 2013