There are so many mods with an interest in cycling, which might also mean an interest in Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook, which has just been released by Thames and Hudson.
The title of this 256-page book is pretty self-explanatory. This is Paul Smith’s ‘scrapbook’, showcasing his favourite people, races and places in the cycling world courtesy of some amazing images of the sport.
So everything from his wonderful collection of cycling jerseys and his extensive library of cycling publications and brochures of the 1950s and 1960s to the people who inspired him when it comes to two wheels and his collaborations with bike makers and race organisers.
The end result is described as ‘not merely a book about one man’s enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that fill this passion have influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world.’
If you have an interest in cycling, you probably want to browse it on the shelves at the very least. You can order it if you want to own it, with the book selling for £20.37.