The man behind one of the most influential record labels in contemporary music — James Lavelle — has released a book in celebration of his Mo’Wax imprint. Titled Urban Archaeology: Twenty-One Years of Mo’Wax, the special hardback tome was successfully funded last year by Kickstarter, and presents itself as a retrospect of the label’s musical tenure — from its early influences of Star Wars, Def Jam and Japanese Manga art to the signing of some of electronic music’s most iconic names. The book also encompasses Mo’Wax’s artistic identity, shown via a plethora of record covers by Will Bankhead and Ben Drury, while its strong presence in street culture and fashion is seen through in-depth articles on projects with Nigo, A Bathing Ape, KAWS, Futura, and Medicom. Priced at $60 USD, the book has been announced through a new September release through Rizzoli.

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