The Smiths is a new book of never-before-seen photographs of the influential band at their peak by Nalinee Darmrong with essays from Andy Bell of Erasure and music journalist Marc Spitz. Darmrong traveled with The Smiths during the Meat Is Murder and The Queen Is Dead tours in 1985–1986 capturing on-stage moments as well as more revealing candid shots. Some of the most interesting stuff is the ephemera – backstage passes, set lists, promo materials, clothing and letters. The book serves as a time capsule; chronicling everything about the much-loved Manchester bred voice of the ‘80s.
Tom Gould and Thirstin Howl the 3rd join forces for Bury Me With the Lo On, an in-depth exploration into the history of Lo Life culture and Polo collecting.
The graphic design legend is seeking to publish a new book edited by Steven Heller that visualizes 5,000 years of war.
Clint Woodside extends his in-depth photo series to a 68-page hardcover book published by Kill Your Idols.
Shepard Fairey lends his design chops to the Los Angeles Public Library for a limited-edition library card.
Deanna Templeton’s wonderful new photo book, The Swimming Pool, is available for pre-order.
You can pick up the accompanying catalogue to Petra Collins’s exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] here. If in San Francisco, the show is on view through April 30th.