Stone Island Archivio ‘982-‘012 30th Anniversary E-book
Printed as a companion e book to the current Stone Island 30 exhibition held in Florence, Archivio is a magnificent pictorial history of the brand’s first 30 years. Billed as ‘A Photographed Edit of the Stone Island Archive’, the e book is a very good collection of pieces drawn from the Archive and features over 300 full color photographs, each accompanied by description text in three languages (Italian, English and French) protecting fabric composition – effectively a large historical ‘Look Book’.
The e book additionally features a foreword by Carlo Rivetti, Creative Designer of Stone Island, plus an essay on ‘Thirty Years of Stone Island and the Challenge Dealing with New Italian-Model Business’ written by Italian sociologist and journalist, Francesco Morace. A full index of the 307 items featured, lots of which were not on show on the Stazione Leopalda anniversary present, concludes the work.
Guide conception was the brainchild of Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths, the British creative duo who have been behind the Florence exhibition, the latter also answerable for the pictures within the book. They’ve achieved a beautiful job. It’s a lavish, top quality production – the e-book has stone island sweatshirt sale 654 12.5” x 9.5” pages and is hardbound with a PVC mud cover featuring the well-known Stone Island compass badge. Weighing in at a not inconsiderable 6kg, it also has its personal cardboard carry case.
Printed by Italian agency, SilvanaEditoriale, Archivio options a dramatic mixture of the modern, most iconic, bizarre and just plain lovely pieces from throughout three a long time. It was on sale for €120 on the Florence occasion, and came with a commemorative t-shirt and exhibition poster.
Given there are only a few literary works devoted to the brand’s historical past, for any Stone Island enthusiast this can be a should-have volume. Though the likes of Amazon and Waterstone’s are currently taking pre-orders, it’s presently unclear whether or not this e book shall be typically obtainable by booksellers in the UK or was only a limited print produced as a list for the latest exhibition. Anyone serious about obtaining a duplicate could be properly-advised to contact their native stockist or the flagship retailer in Brewer Avenue, London for the newest info.