It was a long time in the making and finally the big project was unveiled this morning! On November 26, 2019, Tina Turner’s 80th Birthday, Looping Group will release a unique TINA collector box printed at only 800 copies.
The box will include :
A book of 320 pages with 220 photos, 19 personal letters, 9 illustrations and 6 bonus items including a limited edition gold ring which has been personally designed by Tina and is an exact replica of one she has worn on her right thumb for many years. The ring is handcrafted from 14-carat rose gold by Tina Turner’s personal Swiss jeweller.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with many legendary photographers and designers. Looking at the work that has gone into this book makes me just feel like dancing through the pages!”
This work, is far more than just another coffee table book: It is an outstanding collection of art, featuring a series of unique photos by celebrity photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Anton Corbijn, Herb Ritts, Andy Warhol, Lord Snowdon, and Paul Cox. With illustrations by fashion designers like Christian Louboutin or Bob Mackie. Comments by Tina Turner herself are included, and it is embellished throughout with handwritten letters from her friends such as Beyoncé, Giorgio Armani, Bryan Adams, Mick Jagger, as well as a tender love letter from Tina Turner’s husband Erwin Bach.
Also in the box is a whole host of extras, such as a pull-out golden screen print by Charlie Gates, a serviette with a lipstick kiss mark from Tina Turner, and a piece of fabric from an original Armani dress that Tina Turner wore at one of her concerts.
As an extraordinary final flourish to this amazing package, a very special bonus item is included: A limited edition gold ring which has been personally designed by Tina Turner and is an exact replica of one she has worn on her right thumb for many years. The ring is handcrafted from 14-carat rose gold by Tina Turner’s personal Swiss jeweler. The ring is presented in a removable acrylic frame, together with a photographic print by Peter Lindbergh. This luxurious piece is packaged in a lovingly handcrafted golden gift box that incorporates a lenticular print.
The Story behind ‘That’s My Life’
The first idea was to produce a personal book from and with Tina for the guests of her private birthday party on November 26th. So a very limited edition only for her closest friends and family.The aim was to create the book like a very personal object, very much like Tina is, what she stands for. The reader should feel her spirit, hear her voice, recognize her style, see her dancing…
We created a book that includes the most beautiful photos of Tina by photographers like Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Anton Corbjin, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz – just to name a few.We produced a new shooting in her home in Küsnacht that show art pieces and objects that mean a lot to Tina and that accompanied her through all her life.
These pictures give insights in her personal interests without being voyeuristic. We also asked friends and follows like Giorgio Armani, Mick Jagger, Cher, Oprah, Bryan Adams or Beyoncé to send a personal birthday letter for the book. Tina also „sacrificed“ one of her favorite original Armani dresses – each book includes a little piece of it.Then we hired the Swiss based renown Art Director Beda Achermann to design the layout for the book. He created not only a stunning book but also a beautiful golden box with a lenticular with photos by Herb Ritts as the cover.
As a special highlight the box does not only include the book, but also a ring that was designed by Tinas favorite jeweller in Zurich. You might have seen that she is wearing a thumb ring for many years. This ring is her talisman. She never puts it away. This ring is meant as a friendship ring now.
During the production process we started changing the idea – this special book and the ring will still be a present for Tinas friends and family, but Tina wanted to include her fans. She wanted to create a Collectors Item. So we decided to make a Limited Edition of 800 pieces that are for sale. Those boxes (including the book and the ring) are available from November 26th.
Pre – Order That’s My Life only from: www.tina.turner.rocks