Duran Duran’s 40th anniversary deserves a proper celebration, and there’s no one better equipped to do it than Durandy. Andrew Golub, the Duran Duran archivist, author, and activist known to fans worldwide as “Durandy,” is releasing his third book – an updated edition of Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran. With luxurious new packaging and expanded content, this 300-page art book charts the band’s career through rare posters, from New Romantic roots in Birmingham through their latest world tour in support of the Paper Gods album.
John Taylor of Duran Duran says, “I love Durandy’s limited-edition publications! For the memorabilia freak like myself they are the perfect guide to the legacy world of Duran Duran tours and artwork. But their value goes beyond Duran Duran, as they have a lot to say about the changing state of pop music ephemera. We are really lucky to have him and his dedicated projects. A must for all Duran fans and then some!”
Hailed as a must-have collector’s item by fans and deemed “magnificent” by Duran Duran themselves, Beautiful Colors exemplifies the premium standard befitting such a style pioneer. With a foreword by Nick Rhodes, highlights include previously unseen posters, reflections from the band members, and insights from artists on their creations, all beautifully bound and housed in an elegant slipcase. All of the professionally photographed posters in the book are from Durandy’s personal archive, which has been featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, USA Today, Yahoo Music, and many other broadcast and print outlets around the world.
Nick Rhodes states, “Andy has amassed the largest known collection of Duran Duran posters in the world. It is an unprecedented visual diary of our career, spanning more than three decades, encompassing advertising, artwork, fashion, illustration, photography, and graphic design. He has gathered multiple international variations of album posters, scarce screen prints, obscure hand-signed ephemera, and posters for live shows that I had forgotten we had ever played.”
This unique examination of Duran Duran’s story is particularly relevant as the band writes its next chapter, preparing an exciting new album and shows that promise to energize Duranies across Planet Earth.
Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran is available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578770873?ref=myi_title_dp