• Chicks on Speed: It's a project
  • Chicks on Speed: It's a project
  • Chicks on Speed: It's a project
  • Chicks on Speed: It's a project
Chicks on Speed: It's a project
Hardback, 228pp, 1-86154-265-8, 250+ colour illustrations 335x270mm December 2003

Packaged in a cloth bag; Includes a large poster, CD, unisex shift dress, and a pattern for overalls - a smart, eminently danceable band -  TIME 'suddenly trendy' ROLLING STONE Chicks on Speed (COS) are Melissa Logan (from New York), Kiki Moorse (Munich), and Alex Murray-Leslie (Bowral, Australia). They're a band, a clothing label, a website, a record label, a design team, and a 21st-century phenomenon. This, their first publication, aims to capture their sense of freedom and spontaneity. Each page is crafted and designed in their own handwriting. The book is divided into periods of their lives: 'Fake Band:, 'Pressing the Press', Sell Out, and so on. Die-cut, over-printed, and assembled from many different paper stocks, this book approximates a COS scrapbook, full of press clippings, personal mementos, printed ephemera, and free merchandise. The three members of COS met at art school in Munich and then moved to Berlin, where they reinvented themselves as Chicks on Speed, an all-girl collective. From providing raunchy, cover-version soundtrack to parties and gigs, to customising visitor's clothing at exhibitions (Fondation Cartier), to posing with Karl Lagerfeld for the cover of their latest album, the Chicks have invaded the worlds of fashion and music with their endearing do-it-yourself aesthetic and good-time vibe. 'the best ever book type thing I've ever laid my eyes upon...the whole look, concept and execution are immaculate and make the viewer feel like the most important person in the world... a true piece of art - Senior Designer