I am pleased to announce that My Freedamn! 10 will have a special 500 limited edition in commemoration of the final title of My Freedamn! series, which started in 2003—–Connecting with its contents “Featuring 1980s New Wave Fashions,” I wondered last spring: “Is it possible for me to publish a WAVED plywood-cover book…?!”
It took me several steps to see if it was possible or not. First, I drove to Shizuoka, Japan to visit SAITO WOOD Co., Ltd. They have been a top-notch plywood manufacturer since 1957, but it looked like it would not be easy to complete actual products because front & back plywood covers had to fit perfectly with a waved shape! Another hard job was the binding process by KODAKA BINDING Co. in Tokyo, after the printing process. It actually took many hours for their hand-jobs, too, since no publishers had ordered such a crazy design before now!
What a beautiful special book it was when completed–much more than I expected! Don’t you think that it looks like a famous American plywood chair “Eames LCW by Herman Miller,” which had its historic first-debut in 1946?!? Yes, please consider this special edition to be a “superb decoration for mid-century fans!”
For the material, the “bird’s-eye maple,” which is famous for being very premium wood, was selected. Two color variations are available:
This special edition was totally made 500 sets, but actually 100 copies are available only in US and European markets. (400 were already pre-booked by Japanese stores.) Don’t miss such this rare opportunity!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf10
This new book is edited by Rin Tanaka for Schott Bros’100th anniversary year in 2013! It featuring over 130 rare “PERFECTO” jackets, manufactured from the 1930s to 1980s, including lots of their historical factory photos, which you had never seen! . Also, historical punk/new wave/early hip-hop photos by famous photographers are many added in this title too! Only 6000 copies will be available for worldwide Schott dealers and bookstores! Don’t miss it!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/schott
King of Vintage Vol.3: Heller’s Cafe Featuring Larry’s Collection Part 2
This new book “King of Vintage Vol.3″ features Larry’s collection once again, following the previous title “King of Vintage No.1.” His focus has been going deeper and deeper into the vintage world: clothing manufactured at the turn of 20th century. Such specific fields must be some of the biggest topics among worldwide vintage denim freaks in the last few years. They have lots of very primitive details under non-automated production times; ironically fashion consumers may be eager to see more warmhearted products made by workmanship of such early modern times.
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/king-of-vintage-vol3
Queen of Vintage Vol.2: Meow/Featuring Kathleen’s Curated Vintage Collections
I am very honored to select Miss Kathleen Schaaf (the owner of Meow) as the “Queen of Vintage” for “Inspiration 2011″, following last year’s “King of Vintage No.1: Larry McKaughan.” Her top-quality vintage collections not only cover men’s, women’s and kids fashions, but also a huge amount of rare old memorabilia that other vintage dealers don’t cover much. Her very deep and perceptive eyes clearly show her passion for fashion.
Featuring over 500 rare items in full-color 160 pages.
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/queen-of-vintage
This final title: “My Freedamn! 10″ has biggest volumes in the My Freedamn! series: 1013 rare vintage items in 353 pages! Featuring 1980s new wave fashions, which hasve been influencing to worldwide young “Skinny” generations nowadays! It includes lots of great New Wave & Hardcore punk street fashions from the late 1970s to mid 1980s, sports fashions by Nike/ Adidas/Puma, early hip hop fashions…and many more! This countless and amazing contents would also become a new “bible” for worldwide vintage fans!! Don’t miss it!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf10
Featuring 1970s “Freak-Out” Fashions from Hippies to Punks!
This 1970s rock fashion book is a new LP record size! Total 800 rare items! Don’t miss it!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf09
Featuring Vintage 1960s Pop Fashions
“My Freedamn! 8,” released in 2009, features 1960s American pop fashions, continued from 1950s fashions titles of Freedamn! 5-7. There are lots of very pop sports fashions including Beatles, but also vintage motorcycle fashions from 1950s-1960s, which are special fields by Rin Tanaka! Now on sales!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf08
Featuring Vintage Beach Fashions
“My Freedamn! 7″ released in 2008 features lots of vintage beach fashions, mainly fantastic Aloha shirts! You can learn lots of rare and great examples of Hawaiian and California-style beach graphics, which were very popular among American beach freaks in the 1930s-1950s! This is also a bible title among vintage fashion freaks!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf07
Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Fashions at Elvis Presley Times
“My Freedamn! 6″ released in 2007, continued from “My Freedamn! 6″ Featuring lots of “fifties fashions” at the golden age of America in the 1950s! Must to see for worldwide rockabilly fans! This title is also mostly sold out! Don’t miss the chance before out of print!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf06
Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Fashions from the 1930s to Early 1950s
“My Freedamn! 5,” released in 2007, is well known as “one of best” titles among vintage clothing freaks! Featuring super cool American sports fashions from the 1930s to early 1950s; 1939 NY World’s Fair, cowboys denim fashions, WWII Uniforms, Japan souvenir jackets, studded belts, motorcycle jackets & boots… and Mexican rings. This book has over 300 pages; very heavy book! This title is mostly sold out! Don’t miss the chance before out of print!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf05
This self-publishing book by Rin Tanaka has been making super big impact on worldwide fashion fans since the first release in 2003. Now, over 15,000 copies have been sold out! Featuring the American print t-shirt history from street fields of surf, skate, motorcycle, hot rod and more! This is the “bible” for any fashion and culture people!
See Detail – http://myfreedamn.com/en/mf01
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