Published Sep 18, 2013While trip-hop lifers Massive Attack have promised that they have new material in the works, they took a look back last year by reissuing their 1991 debut, Blue Lines. Now, the project is looking to the past once again, this time by unveiling a new art book. The Vinyl Factory will release 3D and the Art of Massive Attack on October 28.
The project was spearheaded by Massive Attack leader Robert Del Naja, otherwise known as 3D, who is also a visual artist. In addition to featuring his graffiti and stencil work from the '80s, the tome functions as a visual history of Massive Attack.
The 12"x12" book features a whopping 400 pages. This includes an extensive interview with 3D, along with photographs, Massive Attack cover artwork, paintings, artist collaborations and more.
A limited-edition box set version of the book is available to pre-order from the Vinyl Factory's online store. It comes with an exclusive screen print signed by 3D, a 12-inch vinyl record featuring an unreleased song on the A-side and an etching on the flip, and an exclusive book cover with black glitter and pink screen printed art. These are available in a limited run of 350 signed and numbered copies. It costs a hefty £350 ($576.60 Canadian).
Go here to pre-order a copy and check out some images from the book. Next month, a standard hardback version of 3D and the Art of Massive Attack will arrive in stores for £50 ($82.37 Canadian).