“U2&i” a photographic journey

Design the ultimate pop book. “U2&i The Photographs 1982 - 2004” is the photo book of the 22-year-old friendship between the Dutch portrait photographer Anton Corbijn and the legendary Irish rock band U2.

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Fly-on-the-wall


Together with Anton, we have selected over a thousand photos from two decades to a final chronological selection of 379. The designed pages feature anecdotes handwritten by Anton, making the book personal. “U2 & i” takes you on a journey through series where the band is traveling in various locations around the world. Browsing through the book, you get the feeling that you are behind the camera in the desert next to the Joshua Tree or the Achtung Baby album recordings in the Hansa Ton studios in Berlin.
I think that the main strength SMEL brings to the projects we have done over many years is implementing a clear and strong structure, once that is in place, everything flows easier.

— Anton Corbijn
“When I first met anton I had one request… make me look tall, skinny, intelligent with a sense of humour. So you wanna look like me, was his reply.” - Bono, 8 april 2000
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Best-selling book


The book has 415 pages with 379 photos and personal stories by, among others, Bono, Helena Christensen, Bill Clinton, William Gibson, Paul Morley, Salman Rushdie, Michael Stipe, and Wim Wenders. Schirmer / Mosel published the book. U2 & i became the publishers best-selling book in 2005 with a circulation of over 30,000 copies.
Services
Editorial design
Client
Anton Corbijn

Publisher
Schirmer/Mosel
Collaborators
Photography:
Anton Corbijn

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