R.E.M. x Paul Smith Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 'Automatic for the People' With a Limited Edition Collaboration
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed rock band’s landmark album, Automatic for the People, R.E.M. and Paul Smith designed a capsule collection of special products to be released alongside the remastered deluxe version of the iconic album.
“I’ve known and been a fan of R.E.M. for a long time,” Paul said of his involvement with the music group. “I’ve always particularly enjoyed Michael’s haunting vocals. The band is a very imaginative and artistic group of people, which makes them such exciting creative collaborators.”
The collection -- which includes graphic tees, artwork and accessories like tote bags, woven scarves, socks and silk pocket squares -- commemorates album artwork, famous song lyrics and promotional pictures of the band taken by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, drawing in Paul Smith’s signature detailing of bold pops of color and photo prints.
“We’re thrilled to work with Paul Smith, Anton Corbijn’s photos, and my lyrics from Automatic for the People to create something very 2017,” Michael Stipe explained.
The collection is available now online and at select Paul Smith retail stores, and ranges in price from $28-$500.