Rapper, skincare ambassador, jewelry aficionado, fashion icon — Pharrell Williams has wore many hats over his career. A new book aims to capture the creative process that underpins each of his endeavors through quotes said by the larger-than-life personality.
Published by No More Rulers (NMR) and Princeton University Press, Pharrell-isms is the latest entry in the ISMs series, which includes past volumes on Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ai Weiwei, Virgil Abloh, and Daniel Arsham. Playing in line with past titles, the book is edited by NMR founder Larry Warsh and comes in a sleek purple pocket-sized format.
Select quotations from the book:
Self-awareness is a muscle that needs exercise. It needs a regimen.
You’ve got to continue to reinvent yourself today, all the while thinking about tomorrow.
Music is the key, the skeleton key that’s opened every door for me.
There is no humanity without education. There is no education without demand.
The only way to make life better for yourself, the only true and lasting way, is to make life better for others.
Pharrell-isms will release on May 2 for $16.95 USD at No More Rulers and select retailers.