17 June 2003
Design collaborators, Four5One, publish new book documenting graphic
history of U2.
Designers Shaughn McGrath and Steve Averill have been at the heart of the
graphic design of U2 for decades. In fact Steve as our earlier story
illustrates, has collaborated with the band since day one.
This past weekend the pair were in Cleveland, to give a talk on their work
with U2 at the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and, coinciding with this, they
have published a lavish new book 'Stealing Hearts at a Travelling Show'.
The book details the involvement of Four5One - now the company name - with
U2, from the very first single right up to the last album, the second volume
of the Best Of series. It is a beautiful documentation of the
collaboration between band and designers in the effort to visualise their
As well as Steve and Shaughn discussing their work, there are new
interviews with Bono and Adam and all kinds of graphic design out-takes
including album covers that never saw the lights of day, tour books, t-shirt
executions and other surprises.
Only 6000 copies of Stealing Hearts At A Traveling Show have been printed,
including 2000 in hardback.
The book will be on sale if you are visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in the next few months and also online from the Four5One website, priced at
HARDBACK $65 (€55.50, £40.00stg.) plus P&P
SOFTBACK $45 (€38.50, £27.50stg.) plus P&P
You can buy it here www.four5one.ie
More information, and some of the layouts from the new publication here: