A year in style isn’t truly over till ‘All Gone’ calls it. The coveted print creation of Michael Dupouy, co-founder of independent communication agency La MJC, has made it to its twelfth issue and remains limited as ever. ‘All Gone: The Finest of Street Culture 2017’, published by La MJC, is another documentation for the ages of all the most sought-after streetwear items of the past year.
The new cover was dedicated to hip-hop jewellery. In the KNOTORYUS interview with Michael Dupouy, he explained the motivation behind his artwork choices: “Initially, I didn’t think the "All Gone" covers needed to be a collab. Just changing the colourways was enough. But I also notice that the more this world is in crisis, the more what we call street culture will counter-act and demand more patterns, colours. I feel like people are way more open-minded about the artwork, but it also forces me to make a more surprising cover every year."
The 2017 cover created by Paris illustrator Yoann Houlbert is a tribute to the Pen & Pixel Houston scene and the southern hip hop album covers that truly symbolise the 90s. Inspiration varied from Raekwon’s “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” EP to Master P’s “No Limit”, Eric B and Rakim, Scarface, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Biggie, Kurtis Blow, JAY-Z and Birdman.
You can also spy references to contemporary artist Luis Gispert and his gold chains on asphalt pieces on there. It’s all about the come-up, the opulent life. The book is also printed on silver-based paper, to get more lustre out of each piece depicted. There are three covers available, from black to cherry red and the ultimate golden version.
All Gone 2017 is available for pre-order now (hardcover, 240 pages) in a limited edition of 1,250 (black version), 1,000 (red version) and 750 copies (gold version). Prices are €55.92 (non-EU customers) and €59.00 (EU customers).
Shipping starts on January 23 2018. The official book release date is on January 20, celebrated with a book signing at Club75 in Paris, from 6 PM.