From the collection of Andrew Golub. Foreword by Nick Rhodes. Photographed by Christine Born.
Beautiful Colors is a book examining Duran Duran’s career as it has never been seen before — through the posters. From 1978 up to the present day, the band’s evolution is chronicled with rare and vintage promotional posters from the largest Duran Duran archive in the world; tours, tribulations, and triumphs are charted as each album is released, viewed through an array of stunning art and photography.
Highlights in the book include posters from Duran Duran’s formative years, previously unseen posters that were never put into production, insights from artists and designers on their creations, and a foreword by Duran Duran’s own Nick Rhodes.
Andrew Golub has been a devoted fan of Duran Duran for over three decades. Known to Pacific Northwest radio stations as “Durandy,” Andrew has always strived to take his passion to a higher plane. His archive of band memorabilia houses an assortment of rare artifacts and paper ephemera that numbers in the thousands, including carefully restored posters and prints from every chapter of Duran Duran’s history. Selections from Andrew’s archive have been showcased in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, on A & E’s Biography television program, in two film documentaries, and in two public exhibitions. Andrew and his collection have been featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Sound, The Stranger, City Arts, Paste Magazine, and he has been spotlighted on Seattle’s television program, Evening Magazine. Much of the poster collection and other memorabilia can be seen on Andrew’s website, Durandy.com.
From the Band
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) November 17, 2013
“Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran is a photo history of the British rock band told in posters. It includes posters from their formation in 1978 to contemporary products, and artistic sensibilities ranging from punky, to glam to polished minimalism. […] The book is the product of a six-year labor of love by Golub, and he said he considers it a culmination of his work so far as a collector. Itâ€™s been approved by Duran Duran — even receiving a shout out on their Twitter account — and includes a foreword by band keyboardist Nick Rhodes.”
— The Bellevue Reporter – December, 2013
“Andy ‘Durandy’ Golub is a Duran Duran archivist, blogger, and haver of vast knowledge, and his book Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran comes out this month. Culled from eBay and fan sites and Durandy’s distant travels, the book’s posters feature everything from the ritziest glossies to the far rarer flyers, duplicated with copy machines and updated with handwriting when the band was still an opening act.”
— The Stranger – December, 2013
“The posters featured in the book run the gamut — from the band’s well-known image on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1984 to rare and early works, including some that are previously unseen. Items from Golub’s collection, the biggest Duran Duran archive in the world, have appeared in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and on A&E’s “Biography,” among other venues.”
— The Examiner – November, 2013
“The universe’s biggest Duran Duran fan — Seattle’s Andy ‘Durandy’ Golub — will soon find his life’s work in print. After amassing a storage unit full of D2 memorabilia (as seen in the documentary American Collectors), Durandy is publishing a book chronicling Duran Duran’s career through select posters from his archive, which will see the light of day by the end of the month.”
— The Stranger – November, 2013
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