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Friday, August 17, 2012

Rookie Yearbook One! !! !!! !!!! !!!!!

Behold! Tavi Gevinson delightedly holding a year of hard work in her hands!

While I was meandering around Europe over the past couple weeks, critiquing the production work on the Book of Kells, spying on Nobrow, and falling in love with Bruce Lacey, a lot happened around the office. I don't think there could have been a better welcome back than a freshly-bound copy of this very special book sitting on my desk.

Julia already told you about all the amazing goodies inside this beast, but there are so many other impressive things. Here's a preview of some of my favourite spreads, with neck-wrenching nods to Tavi for her unbelievable job art directing this book and to Sonja Ahlers for her impeccable collaging, lettering, watercolour washing, etc, etc. And one more giant nod to Anaheed Alani, editor extraordinaire, for making every word in this book just right, and of course to everyone else at Rookie who invested so much time into creating this content over the past year. You are all aces.

(Pro tip: Put a pillow on the floor now so that when your jaw drops you don't get a nasty bruise.)

Forest fairies, gems, and embroidery, courtesy of Gen at Founderie!


Glitter, bacon, and John Waters!

Sky Ferreira and glitter hearts!

Sequins and David Sedaris!

Your very own cut-out crown from Meadham Kirchhoff!

Stunning opening month spreads from lead artist Sonja Ahlers!

Backstage shots from Meadham Kirchhoff fashion shows!

Backstage shots from Meadham Kirchhoff fashion shows, again. These guys are incredible!

Appendices! That's right! Featuring John Stanley and daisies!

And lastly, endpapers! With hotdogs, kisses, and yearbook signatures from
very special friends of Rookie!

We'll be launching Rookie Yearbook One in New York on September 9th at McNally Jackson. The celebration starts at 7:00 PM. (OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?!) Be there or be square.


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