The One That Started It All

If memory serves me right this is one of the first books that triggered my desire for collecting limited edition books. I present, Visionaire 36 – Power. For those of you that haven’t heard of Visionaire before (there can’t be many of you!), it is “a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions”. Since buying this one, my collection has expanded to 20 different issues (there are currently 62).

This issue came in an injection moulded plastic case and the book had Bjork on the cover (one of my favourite musicians). Inside, the images were vibrant and printed using a number of different effects. Below are some of my favourite images.
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The housing

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Mariko Mori – printed with a rainbow metallic effect

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Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (my favourite fashion/art photographers)

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Mario Testino – Pixelated metallic effect

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Peter Saville – This appealed to daytime me (lecturer in medicine)