Rocket 88

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D-E-V-O by Devo

the first official illustrated history
by DEVO

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The BRAND and UNMASKED by DEVO

Gerald Casale

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.

Gerald Casale

Mark Mothersbaugh

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.

Mark Mothersbaugh

Images by Robert Matheu

TWO BIG BOLD BOOKS-IN-ONE!

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
PRICE £50/$65 £250/$330
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IT'S ALL A PART OF THE MASTERPLAN

from 1974 to the present day, see and read the story of 
DEVO from the men who planned it all.

Books with extra thrust

Based in London, Rocket 88 are a small team of believers. Believers in music, in art, in history, in stories and in rock ‘n’ roll. But don’t take our word for it – here’s a sample of what artists, fans and reviewers are saying about our previous books. You’ll find even more on our main site.

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“A thing of beauty… flush with new information… it should send any reader dashing back to the music”

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“Beautifully packaged, eruditely written and full of insight … Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art”

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Mojo on Barrett
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“I think every band should have a book like this – every good band.”murph

MURPH, DINOSAUR JR.
ON DINOSAUR JR. BY
DINOSUAR JR

Got questions? we’ve got answers

We’ve posted the answers to the most frequently asked questions below, but you can also ask us something via email, Facebook or Twitter.

THE BOOK

Who’s publishing the book?
The book is being published by Rocket 88, an imprint of the established British book production company Essential Works. Based in London, Essential regularly supplies top quality books to major publishers and to individuals all around the world. You can see some of our books here
When will the book be published?
Publication is planned for 2018.
Where will I be able to get the book?
The book is only available from Rocket 88.
Can I get the book anywhere else?
Not at the moment, it may be available to order from book shops in a few months but it will always be available at the lowest cost here, you will not see it discounted on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.