Stone Island Archivio ‘982-‘012 thirtieth Anniversary Ebook
Published as a companion ebook to the current Stone Island 30 exhibition held in Florence, Archivio is a magnificent pictorial history of the brand’s first 30 years. Billed as ‘A Photographed Edit of the Stone Island Archive’, the guide is a excellent collection of pieces drawn from the Archive and options over 300 full colour photographs, each accompanied by description textual content in three languages (Italian, English and French) covering fabric composition – successfully a large historic ‘Look Book’.
The ebook also options a foreword by Carlo Rivetti, Artistic Designer of Stone Island, plus an essay on ‘Thirty Years of Stone Island and the Challenge Going through New Italian-Model Business’ written by stone island reflective coat Italian sociologist and journalist, Francesco Morace. A full index of the 307 items featured, a lot of stone island reflective coat which were not on show at the Stazione Leopalda anniversary show, concludes the work.
E book conception was the brainchild of Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths, the British inventive duo who have been behind the Florence exhibition, the latter also responsible for the pictures in the guide. They’ve finished an exquisite job. It’s a lavish, high quality production – the e book has 654 12.5” x 9.5” pages and is hardbound with a PVC dust cover that includes the famous Stone Island compass badge. Weighing in at a not inconsiderable 6kg, it additionally has its own cardboard carry case.
Printed by Italian firm, SilvanaEditoriale, Archivio features a dramatic mixture of the modern, most iconic, bizarre and just plain stunning pieces from across three decades. It was on sale for €120 on the Florence event, and came with a commemorative t-shirt and exhibition poster.
Given there are only a few literary works devoted to the brand’s historical past, for any Stone Island enthusiast this is a must-have volume. Though the likes of Amazon and Waterstone’s are at present taking pre-orders, it’s at present unclear whether this e book will probably be typically accessible by booksellers in the UK or was just a limited print produced as a catalogue for the current exhibition. Anyone desirous about obtaining a replica would be well-suggested to contact their native stockist or the flagship retailer in Brewer Road, London for the latest information.