Smiles all round at the Tommy Roberts book launch
There were big smiles for Tommy Roberts at the midsummer’s eve party to celebrate the publication of my new book Mr Freedom – Tommy Roberts: British Design Hero.
Our hosts were publisher Jenny Ross and Tommy’s son Keith, who threw open the doors of his Shoreditch shop Two Columbia Road to a thoroughly enjoyable gathering of friends, family and fans.
The advance copies of the book all went in a couple of hours; Tommy himself had a ball signing away. As he always says: “While you’re selling, there’s hope!”
Book jacket designer Trevor Mill proved himself an all-rounder by providing a glam soundtrack for the evening and also taking many of the photographs which appear here. Look out for the following in this party people mosaic: filmmaker Nick Abrahams; graphic designer Pete Barrett; DJs/performers Amber Butchart + Nisha Thirkell; artist/designer Johnny Deluxe; writer Kirsty Hislop; rock journalist John Ingham; National Print Gallery’s Clive Jennings; vintagers Ian Bodenham, Ian Johns + Mandi Martin; film mogul Hamish McAlpine; Tommy’s wife Jane Roberts; and – yes! – reggae legend Tapper Zukie.
Mr Freedom – Tommy Roberts: British Design Hero hits the shops in July.
Order a signed copy at the special price of £20 inc P+P from publisher Adelita here.