"A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet" - Pharrell's second book



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    Following Rizzoli’s best-selling Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been, this volume documents the continuing adventures in art and design of one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture.

    Lavishly illustrated with 250 photographs and illustrations, this book features Pharrell Williams’s prolific and ever-expanding body of work in a graphic language all his own.
    Straddling art, design, and hip-hop, Pharrell’s creative output is without peer or precedent. By playing off different disciplines—music, fashion, and contemporary art—Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and cultural figures. Expanding on themes covered in Places and Spaces I’ve Been, this book gathers a new group of collaborators. Engaging Pharrell in conversation, talents as diverse as Karl Lagerfeld and Takashi Murakami position Pharrell’s work within contemporary visual and material culture.

    The worldwide success of the song “Happy” to his soundtrack and production credit for the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures bookend a volume devoted to Pharrell’s mastery of artistic collaboration. Featuring work with artists as diverse as JR, Alex Katz, Mr., and Daniel Arsham, the book highlights recent projects and designs for Chanel, Moncler, Moynat, and Adidas. But at the heart is the visual language that Pharrell has built around his Ice Cream/Billionaire Boys Club clothing line, which integrates streetwear into the design of apparel, accessories, limited-edition toys, and skate graphics. This alone makes the book a must-have collectible.

    https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847861637/

    Pharrell will discuss the book during an event in Los Angeles, for those interested... : https://www.facebook.com/events/332444330894948/



  • Will this also have a super dope sound track for the launch?



  • I didn’t know I wanted another P book... but now I’m hyped!
    Already pre-ordered :)



  • niiiiiice. Loic posted a IG pic like a week ago of what appeared to be mimi valdez' office and it had two copies of this book on her desk. I couldn't see what the title was, but figured we'd hear something soon enough


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    B...b....but the front cover is a still from that Adidas promo. So that makes me think there’s gonna be no original material in the book? Does anyone know if it has interviews and new stuff in there?



  • The picture they used for Places and Spaces was also taken months before for a magazine so I'm not sure this means anything.. + I think they initially chose another one (I can't add it here but Google "Pharrell A Fish Doesn't Know it's Wet" if you want to see it)

    Anyway these covers are really awful...



  • the title itself is meaningful, this phrase from lfmp is the key to the fact how people don't really control the direction of their attention.. sometimes.. because "the brainwash is in high tide" :P .. i hope theres some interesting piece of philosophy in this book as well..



  • Got my ticket. See you guys there.



  • So did anybody get this?
    I’m waiting until Christmas to open mine ☹️



  • Saw one page by accident @ complexcon but I’m waiting until the signing this week.



  • I got it the other day, spoiler: to no ones surprise its basically places n spaces 2, A showcase of all the shit in fashion and what not he did post that book, haven't went through the whole thing but yeah its basically just filled with all the shit he did with Adidas, the bbc N.E.R.D shit and a ton of photoshoots



  • @whevesy cheers!

    Yeah just as expected it seems, cool but hardly deep or meaningful.
    I liked the first book a fair bit so I’m sure I’ll like this too, but I’d love for him to get deep into his own processes just once.

    The Beastie Boys Book is awesome btw!



  • actually its really good interviews in here. the oprah and karl ones are really good. to me at least. it does highlight collabs and the cool shit he did but to cheapen it like its not good interviews and text in here is misleading man. i love reading conversations, if youre into that, then its so cool stuff in here



  • @BabyMilo yea thats my bad , havnt had time to go and read through all of it yet, 4got to say that this was just my first impressions from flipping through it for only a few mins , but still excited to read the interviews considering reading jay talking about grunge and shit was one of my favorite parts of places n spaces



  • The Live Talks LA was so dope. @BabyMilo was in the house and it was just great to hear P speak about so many things.



  • Yea the event was pretty cool. P referenced IMM, talked politics and even got a fan really excited and embarrassed the rest of us as fans yelling out random shit about the Neptunes throughout the talk.

    Was kind of bummed the books were pre-signed but it’s cool. Tyler was really nice to everyone too, thanks for showing the fans love.


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    @essntl said in "A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet" - Pharrell's second book:

    Yea the event was pretty cool. P referenced IMM, talked politics and even got a fan really excited and embarrassed the rest of us as fans yelling out random shit about the Neptunes throughout the talk.

    Was kind of bummed the books were pre-signed but it’s cool. Tyler was really nice to everyone too, thanks for showing the fans love.

    What happened with P embarrassing people who shouted about Neptunes?



  • Does anyone still have that places and spaces beat?



  • @jrcd30000 said in "A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet" - Pharrell's second book:

    Does anyone still have that places and spaces beat?

    01 Places & Spaces Ive Been I.mp3
    https://dbr.ee/CUk8

    02 Places & Spaces Ive Been II.mp3
    https://dbr.ee/hAlD

    03 Places & Spaces Ive Been III.m4a
    https://dbr.ee/JU5z


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    @Borsboom said in "A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet" - Pharrell's second book:

    @jrcd30000 said in "A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet" - Pharrell's second book:

    Does anyone still have that places and spaces beat?

    02 Places & Spaces Ive Been II.mp3
    https://dbr.ee/hAlD

    Oohhhh shit I didn’t realise this intrumental was floating around. The real song of this is so good.

    The Cool Kids - Pyjama Pants feat. Pharrell



  • In case someone likes this piece of Places and Spaces promo, here you go:

    https://www10.zippyshare.com/v/vvDHCUj9/file.html


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