In homage to the film that launched a thousand street art careers, Rough Trade Books is releasing They Live: A Cultural & Visual Awakening – a 30 year anniversary publication in homage to John Carpenter’s classic cult film: THEY LIVE!
The book includes an essay from the author that connects the dots between They Live and Brandalism alongside a critical analysis of contemporary forms of propaganda today. The book also contains a host of written and visual contributions from renowned figures including Shephard Fairey, Slavoj Zizek, Guerrilla Girls, Barbara Kruger, John Grant and Roger Luckhurst.
In partnership with Mondo/Death Waltz Recording Co, a special edition version of the book has also been created and is being sold exclusively at screenings taking place in London, Los Angeles, New York and Austin,Texas on Wednesday 16th January. This special edition will be housed in a slipcase, and includes a signed and numbered money bill. Strictly limited to 750 copies worldwide.
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— Designed as a replica of the original film prop, including all the
— Original contributions from
— Bubblegum scented
— Subliminal commands hidden throughout the book
— Original short-story in full by Ray Nelson
— Comic Book adaptation in full by Ray Nelson and Bill Wray
— Rare and unseen archive material from Universal Studios exploring the
— Specialist glyph typeface of the alien language (Formaldehyde-face)
— Rare archive imagery from Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Guerrilla
Girls, the LA Times, the Reagan family, the Trump Campaign and WWE.
“THEY LIVE!” Book – Bill Posters
Limited Edition (750 copies worldwide):
**SHIPPING FROM 2nd JANUARY**