A unique 2-in-1, 300+ page, never-ending book with rubberized covers: flip it over when finished and begin again!
DEVO: The Brand is illustrated throughout with classic Devo iconography and photos showing how DEVO Inc. was built.
DEVO: Unmasked, is packed with rare and unseen photos of the band from childhood, through to the present day. First-person commentary is provided throughout by Jerry and Mark.
The Signature edition box set: limited print run of separate books encased in a hand-made rubberized clamshell box, numbered and signed by DEVO, includes a large, exclusive print of a collaborative work of art by Mark and Jerry.
DEVO was, and is, an adjective, an adverb, a noun, a Gestalt–a unified field concept embracing art, music, politics and fashion with an alternate world view we christened 'Devolution'. For the first time ever, this book compiles the breadth and depth of our attempts to create something unique against all odds, while fighting the good fight as the world slowly proved that Devolution is real.
DEVO has always been a misunderstood phenomena. We weren't trying to do what most people thought we were trying to do, and what we did wasn't what most people thought they were seeing. This book, besides being a coherent exposition of how we were officially presented by "the entertainment industry", represents an attempt, akin to a post-plane crash autopsy, to lay things out and let people see what was inside the suitcase.
Images by Robert Matheu
Available in two versions, both produced to the highest standards.
DEVO: The Brand / DEVO: Unmasked is a unique 2-in-1 book which is never ending because you flip it over when finished one book and begin on the other.
The Signature edition box set DEVO: The Brand + DEVO: Unmasked are separate books encased in a hand-made rubberised clamshell box. Each book is signed and numbered by DEVO, limited in number, and includes an exclusive, large print of a vintage artwork by Mark and Jerry.
|Feature||Classic edition||Signature edition|
|320 page, large format, flip-over, full-colour hardback|
|Two x 160 page, large format, full-colour hardbacks|
|Printed on heavy-weight art paper|
|Rubberised cover with embossed detail|
|Over 500 images, many rare and unseen|
|Presented in a rubberised clamshell case with inset science boy detail|
|Limited to 500 numbered sets|
|Signed by DEVO|
|Limited edition print of a vintage artwork by Mark and Jerry|
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