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They Live: A Visual And Cultural Awakening
Rough Trade Books
Release Date
November 2019
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A visual celebration of one of the 80s most revered cult films, designed as a perfect replica from the film’s iconic magazine stand. Politics, art, music, comics, literature, philosophy, and of course film, They Live touches on topics that are as relevant now as they were then. Leading cultural figures, explore and examine the film’s influence and impact. Foreword from director, John Carpenter and published by Rough Trade Books.

  • Designed as a replica of the original film prop, including all the infamous commands
  • Subliminal commands hidden throughout the book
  • Original short-story in full by Ray Nelson
  • Comic Book adaptation in full by Ray Nelson and Bill Wray
  • Original contributions from John Grant, Slavoj Zizek, Shepard Fairey, Roger Luckhurst, and Brandalism
  • Rare and unseen archive material exploring the film’s genesis
  • Specialist glyph typeface of the alien language (Formaldehyde-face)
  • Rare archive imagery from Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Guerrilla Girls, the LA Times, the Reagan family, the Trump Campaign and WWE.
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