We're going for a bit of edge in our November pick for book of the month. Mainstream may associate Pharrell Williams with music more than fashion, but Pharrell's creative force has manifested itself into various design collaborations. In his new book Pharell: Places and Spaces I've Been, the musician not only accounts his extensive musical career and projects, but he also details his other creative endeavors that include all of the following: clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall.
Through his book, Pharrell strays from the classic chronological autobiographical model and provides an account of his unique career through a more graphic design approach. At the crossroads of art, design, popular culture, and street, this visionary can talk to you about Chanel's black jacket exhibit, then turn around and create a pop hit for Madonna and Miley Cyrus, all while forwarding along his passion for education and natural design sensibility through The Pharrell Williams Resource Center. Say what you will, in a world where "jack of all trades, master of none" has become commonplace, Pharrell has managed to master them all. His book is worth your time if you're ever curious to see how the mind of a Renaissance man works. Produced in different colors, you can pick up a copy here.