My Freedamn! 10 Featuring 1980S New Wave Fashions (BK4138)
Product InformationVintage clothes guru Tanaka has a worldwide cult following. Over the past decade the Japanese photographer and writer has immersed himself in the world of vintage American clothing and rock n roll, hot-rod and kustom culture, and he is now widely recognised as a leading authority in the field.
Using material gathered during his numerous trips to the US, and given access by collectors and aficionados to their collections, Tanaka has published a series of limited edition art-books under his Freedamn! label. Part magazine, part reference work and part catalogue, each volume focuses on one aspect of vintage clothing culture.
Painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed, each piece becomes objectified and fetishized; presented on the page by studio shots against a plain background. Accompanying each item is a description, with dates, manufacturers name and other details.
Mixed in with the studio work are examples of period advertising and photographs, alongside Tanakas own photography, Tanakas passion and enthusiasm transcend cultural barriers. His books are now used as source material and inspiration pieces by designers, creatives, artists, and fans of post war Americana worldwide. Usually these books are difficult to get hold of; many volumes have sold out, but weve been lucky enough to get hold a limited stock, but please order now before we run out!
My Freedamn! 10 is the biggest in Rin Tanakas self-published series so far, with over a thousand rare vintage items presented in 353 full colour pages. Featuring 1980s new wave fashions, it focuses on New Wave & Hardcore punk street fashions from the late 1970s to mid 1980s, including sports fashion by Nike/ Adidas/Puma as well as early hip hop fashions.
- 353 pages
- Hardback, 30 x 23 cm
- 1st edition of 4,000 copies (July 2012)