In 2010 Pete collaborated with Paul Smith, creating an exhibition entitled Teenage Kicks. The show was displayed at Smith’s flagship Japanese store in Tokyo. The exhibition specifically explored how 20th century youth expressed themselves through fashion and the music they listened to. The subcultures Pete explored in his paintings included: mods, rockers, new romantics, punks and the baggy movement.
For this event the Teenage Kicks book was created. This publication contains all the paintings from the show, including sketches by Pete and a foreword by The Human League’s frontman Phil Oakey. It is also bilingual, written in both English and Japanese. As music was a strong theme of the show the book was designed like a 12” record sleeve. It also contains a collector’s display item inside: a vinyl record etched with Pete’s Booty and the Beat image.
• Designed by du.st
• Protective yellow sleeve contains the Teenage Kicks book and the Booty and the Beat vinyl.
• Please note the vinyl is for display only and cannot be played.