Olly Moss’ first art book titled “Silhouettes From Popular Culture“ is set to hit store shelves this coming Tuesday, October 30th but thanks to Titan Books I have my grubby little hands on it and can’t seem to put it down.
The first thing I noticed when I picked up the book was how it felt in my hand. Silhouettes From Popular Culture is well made and has a nice dark blue cloth-like hard cover with impressed gold lettering. The square shape of the book and it’s 7″ x 7″ size makes it a perfect fit for any geeky coffee table. The book is also an instant conversation starter. I took this book to work and suddenly found myself surrounded by 5 people all trying to guess who the characters were but don’t expect any help, there is no answer list which I think was a great idea.
If sales of Olly Moss’ posters are of any indication I expect this book to sale rather quickly so you may want to pre-order this book now.
Olly Moss is an artist who I’ve tried throwing my money at for some time now, but some of you know how hard it is to score a poster from Mondo. I, along with 9,000+ others, was able to get his The Dark Knight Rises poster due only to the fact that it was on sale for 24 hours. The origins of this book stem from Olly’s first solo exhibit in 2011 at Gallery 1988 called ‘Paper Cuts’ where he framed 300 iconic silhouettes from seemingly every medium of pop culture. What you find in this book is what Olly describes as the “meat” of the exhibit. Here is a quote from the Introduction page:
The final character count came in at 300 — the meat of which is in his book. I’ve picked my personal favourites. I wonder if you’re geeky enough to recognise them all. Cheers.
Challenge accepted, Mr. Moss.