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Sneak: Denim Branded Book by Nick Williams & Jenny Corpuz

One of the most interesting denim books in a while will be launched next month. The book, Denim Branded, by Nick Williams and Jenny Corpuz is the waiting more than worth. It’s one for your book collection. A book that you will use as a reference denim bible, but also as an inspiration source. Today you will get a sneak preview of the book.

About Nick & Jenny

Nick Williams is a graphic designer with a large work record for some of the best denim brands in the world. He used to work for Levi’s Europe, specialized in recreating artwork from original vintage labels and hardware. Countless of times he visited their archive in San Francisco as inspiration. He studied original pieces and carefully creating new artwork and the reproduction of garments for the LVC (Levi’s Vintage Clothing) collection.

Nowadays he’s running a graphic design studio, 4th Avenue Graphics, together with his business partner and wife Jenny. They’re specialised in designing graphics and artwork for the apparel industry. As a graphic designer and having a passion for denim, vintage and heritage brands they work for clients as Lee Jeans, Patagonia, True Religion, Triumph Motorcycles, Farah, Schott, LL Bean, The Gap, Disney Star Wars and Lucky Brand.

Read more about Nick Williams in the topic ‘Meet the Person’ here.

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Content Of The Book

Nick will be breaking down each denim branding element piece by piece with rich photographic content and fascinating back stories about their existence and evolution. Photographed elements will be the cream of the denim branding crop, special paper and hardware pieces that are rare or beautifully designed and curated. Sourced worldwide from denim brands and collector archives.

For this history of denim branding. Nick and his wife Jenny have worked with the historical archive departments of Levi’s, Lee Jeans, Wrangler, Cone Mills. They traveled to Greensboro North Carolina, Kansas City and San Francisco to photograph archives and collections. These are all included in the book as well as work with contemporary denim brands like Denham the Jeanmaker, Diesel, Rogue Territory, Dawson Denim, Kings of Indigo, Endrime, Evisu, East Dust, Butcher of Blue, Telleson, W. H. Ranch, Son of a Stag, Carhartt, Sugar Cane, Left Field and Iron Heart.  The book will not only feature denim brands, but also their suppliers who are such an important part of the history of denim branding such as Scovill Buttons Est. 1802 and Talon Zippers Est. 1893.

The book will be published by Schiffer Publishing and it sponsored by Kingpins. It comes as a hardcover with 272 fullcolour pages.

Nick and Jenny would like to thank Evan Morrison and Joey Seawell for working with them at the Wrangler archive and on all other photography taken of the Morrison Collection in Greensboro, North Carolina and photographer Bobbie Hamzioui at Lee Jeans, Merriam, Kansas.

Availability Of Denim Branded

The book has been a little bit delayed, so by at the end of September it will hit the stores in the U.S. and in October in Europe. You can already secure a copy on pre-order base today at Amazon.

Book Launch

Nick Williams will launch the book at several denim places the upcoming period. The first one will be during the New York Denim Days on the 20th of September at Rizzoli book store in New York. As follow-up there will be a signing at Denim Days itself at the 22nd and 23rd of September. And a thrid launch party will be organised at the 25th of September at Tanner Goods store in San Francisco hosted by Tellason.

Sneak pages of the Denim Branded book.

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.