Interested in finding out what inspires British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, one of the most influential designers of our times? Then his latest book Paul Smith A to Z is a must-have. Available on Amazon, this is also a great book to browse through when you need some inspiration or something to smile about.
Paul Smith A to Z draws on a personal collection of photographs, sketches and documents, all arranged alphabetically, offering rare insight into his unique way of working. A for Abbey Road, E for Eccentricity, P for Post-Its and R for Rabbits and so on.
"I was being filmed for a documentary by the French company Arte and they originally wanted to make a small booklet to go in with the DVD," said Smith to Vogue. "When they started talking and visited my London studio they realised they could make it into a simple book instead - a little story about each letter along with my photographs taken over various years and in different locations."
Paul Smith has a very unique yet relatable outlook on life and every ounce of it is translated in his brand. He reckons that being dyslexic hones his way of working and his creative chaos. The book, as you would expect, is beautifully put together.
What is amazing is the simplicity and diversity of the images – a cross section of Paul Smith’s creativity. It also clearly shows the importance of keeping sketchbooks or visual diaries, such as an Instagram account.
Paul Smith A to Z gives us a peek into the personal collections of the designer, what he loves and how he relates to things as a designer, businessman and inquisitive gentleman.
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