David James has launched his ‘outofprint’ website cataloging his work from 1988 – 2010. It includes some of the early music covers and posters, the longstanding Prada collaboration and creative direction for Another magazine.
He explains the thinking behind the projects in ‘idea evolution’ which is an honest and straightforward description of process. It’s hard to pick a favourite as there is so much good work, but this represented a turning point for David and the photographer Glen Luchford and the beginning of the campaigns.
He told me it wouldn’t be up permanently, so better take a look while it’s there.
Prada invited Yang Fudong to make a film to showcase their S/S 2010 menswear collection. First Spring, set in Shanghai, shows individuals in dreamlike sequences caught between the past and the present, they drift uncertain and confused. The multilayered imagery provides
a fascinating environment for the collection.
Yang, who trained as a painter and photographer, cites early Jim Jarmusch and French New Wave as influences. The film, like his other works, has an aesthetic of classic beauty and timelessness. Congratulations to CD David James.