Photo album The Rise of David Bowie, Taschen

Photo album The Rise of David Bowie, Taschen

Balacron Kashmir and bright turquoise give this unique photo book the cover and box that it merits: striking and outgoing, yet refined and luxurious.

Balacron Kashmir

The Rise of David Bowie 1972 -1973 is a stunning photo book by Taschen publishers compiled by his photographer Mick Rock.  It's an ode to a world star. And that also applies to the box and the cover of the book. Striking and extrovert, but also luxurious and refined. The secret behind the finished effect is a combination of blind printing and screenprint, using Balacron Kashmir and dramatic turquoise. Here's a colour with a deeper meaning as it references the make up colours used by David Bowie at that time.