HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2020: GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS
One of the biggest lessons of 2020 is the importance of being comfortable with “alone” time. Whether that time is spent meditating, exercising, or enjoying a good book, it’s absolutely key to have productive ways to be solo and stay sane. For the next installment of our Holiday Gift Guide, we curated some of the best books in the SHOP, suitable for dedicated bibliophiles, inspiration seekers, and art lovers.
AUTHENTIC ART + CULTURE
The very ethos of Complex and everything we do is representing and telling the stories of authentic cultural and art movements. In these contemporary times, this point of view is desperately needed, because let’s be honest, culture vultures and shameless appropriation is at an all time high. The following books by proven artists like Kaws and Krink, along with dynamic tomes like Supreme’s skate culture and Complex’s Sneaker of the Year books tell real stories about urban culture and art.
THE ENDLESS JAPAN ALLURE
There are many places you can go on this planet to drastically change your surroundings and witness new cultures. But in all honesty, Japan is the one place that fully immerses all your senses and truly makes you imagine a completely different existence. It’s present everywhere in this country: the fashion, music, style, cultural norms, vibrant traditions, and more. To fuel your allure for Japan, here are books by some of its most creative minds: Takashi Murakami, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Yayoi Kusama.
FOR SERIOUS ART LOVERS
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” - Pablo Picasso
Now more than ever, art can hold the key to unlocking the daily anxiety, isolation, and strife that all of us are going through. Through art, we can perhaps look past our own shortcomings and fears, and envision the infinite possibilities of the creative mind. In this hope, we have curated a couple of books about artistic giants, including collectibles from Ruby Sterling, Donald Judd, and Peter Paul Rubens.
Shop the collection here.