Good news for all U2 and Design Fans
A very limited amount of U2 design book found in storage!
A very limited amount of Stealing Hearts At A Travelling Show, a book about the graphic design of U2 by the band’s graphic designers, have recently been found in storage! This unique softback book is again available while stocks last for only €29 euro which includes shipping anywhere in the world.
Each book will be signed by the designers. For all those who buy the book, they will automatically be entered into a draw to win a rare numbered copy of the 12″ vinyl of U2 Wide Awake In Europe. Furthermore, every 1 in 10 book orders will contain a signed hand-drawn postcard by the designers. Maybe you’ll be lucky and get one!
Produced to coincide with the comprehensive U2 exhibition In The Name Of Love which opened at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland in February 2003, Stealing Hearts At A Travelling Show is a lavishly illustrated, beautifully metallic printed, limited-edition book about U2’s collaboration with their design team. This is a must for all U2 and design fans alike.
Written by Dr Lisa Godson, graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the RCA, with insights from Bono and Adam Clayton as well as from the band’s design team, Steve Averill and Shaughn McGrath. The book takes a graphic journey from the very first ‘Irish only release’ single through the Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, and much more, to the Best of 1990-2000 album and associated tour programmes, t-shirts and posters over the years.
Unique still to this day, Stealing Hearts At A Travelling Show features a series of ‘out-takes’ from the album design concepts, many never seen before, which help explain the design process, and how the band work together with their designers to find the visual expression of their music. This is a must for all U2 and design fans alike, with over 100 full colour pages recreating colours and images of the original designs.
Produced in a softback version, this strictly limited number of books is available again while stocks last.
“This would have been a good book with the thoughtfully selected visuals and a few explanatory captions alone, but what makes it a great book is Lisa Godson’s illuminating text, which was an unexpected pleasure.”
Kelly eddington @ u2
“This might seem sad but last year I made the trip to cleveland for the U2 exhibit and I was almost as excited to buy the ‘Stealing Hearts’ book as I was seeing the memorabilia.”
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