Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been

Our partner and pal Pharrell Williams released his brand new book last month entitled “Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been." We want to send a huge congratulations to him and the Rizzoli publishing team on creating and documenting the amazing journey of an artist. The book tracks his experiences and how each of them tie into the creative force that is Pharrell Williams- made up of music, fashion, art and design.

Pharrell explains to CNN, “The motive was to share with everyone, both the people and the moments that inspired me to continue to express myself.” We are honored to have been featured in the book as one of P’s inspirations. He, in return, has inspired FriendsWithYou through his freedom of expression and innovative, genius mind. We look up to Pharrell as our big brother and we are so happy to have been included! The book also shares his insightful conversations with cultural influencers such as Jay-Z, Anna Wintour, Zaha Hadid, Buzz Aldrin, Snoop Dog and Kanye West, to name just a few. The book is limited edition, so buy your copy here while they last!

Congratulations Pharrell!

About the Book:

Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. Originating at the crossroads of art, design, popular culture, and street savvy, Pharrell Williams’s output is unique. By playing off different disciplines—namely music, fashion, street art, and design—and using each as an element in the other, Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary recording artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and prominent cultural figures. Illustrated with lavish photography, this book also explores his musical career in depth, charting his many projects from his production team The Neptunes, to the band N.E.R.D., and his collaborations with friends Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and other hip-hop royalty. This unprecedented volume documents Pharrell’s prolific body of work and his contribution to contemporary culture. In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including 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. The book includes ontributions from Buzz Aldrin, Toby Feltwell, Zaha Hadid, Shae Haley, Chad Hugo, Jay-Z, Masamichi Katayama, Ambra Medda, Takashi Murakami, NIGO ®, Loïc Villepontoux, Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Hans Zimmer, Ian Luna and
Lauren A. Gould.