Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne

A lush visual celebration of Pulp’s sixth album, This Is Hardcore, featuring unseen photography, behind-the-scenes interviews and revealing visuals.

From the mid- to late 1990s, Paul Burgess was invited by Jarvis Cocker to document the British band Pulp, taking photographs during video shoots, live gigs and other events for what has become one of the landmark albums of the period, This Is Hardcore. Written and designed by Burgess and Louise Colbourne, Hardcore contains a candid selection of previously unseen images of the band, behind the scenes and on set, of the four main video shoots made to promote the album. Twenty-five years have passed since Pulp released this extraordinary album, and this book holds up a mirror to the ingenious creative processes and characters behind the seminal record.

With carefully curated images from Burgess’s archive, Hardcore also includes quotations and interviews from then and now by the video directors, band members and other artists involved with the album. The book contains contributions from Doug Nichol, John Currin, Stephen Mallinder, Sergei Sviatchenko, John Stezaker and Florian Habicht, all of whom have a connection to the album, the band or the era. There are also visual responses from a selection of younger artists and designers, such as Alexa Vieira, who have been inspired by Burgess’s photographs and the band’s legacy.

Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne

Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp

Thames and Hudson
Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Hardback +

£40.00

exclusivesigned

Signed by the authors with exclusive lenticular postcard. Edition of 200

Rough Trade Exclusive
Signed Copy
Released 02/11/2023Catalogue Number

9780500026984special

Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Hardback

£40.00

Released 02/11/2023Catalogue Number

9780500026984

Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne

Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp

Thames and Hudson
Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Hardback +

£40.00

exclusivesigned

Signed by the authors with exclusive lenticular postcard. Edition of 200

Rough Trade Exclusive
Signed Copy
Released 02/11/2023Catalogue Number

9780500026984special

Album artwork for Hardcore: The Cinematic World of Pulp by Paul Burgess, Louise Colbourne
Hardback

£40.00

Released 02/11/2023Catalogue Number

9780500026984

A lush visual celebration of Pulp’s sixth album, This Is Hardcore, featuring unseen photography, behind-the-scenes interviews and revealing visuals.

From the mid- to late 1990s, Paul Burgess was invited by Jarvis Cocker to document the British band Pulp, taking photographs during video shoots, live gigs and other events for what has become one of the landmark albums of the period, This Is Hardcore. Written and designed by Burgess and Louise Colbourne, Hardcore contains a candid selection of previously unseen images of the band, behind the scenes and on set, of the four main video shoots made to promote the album. Twenty-five years have passed since Pulp released this extraordinary album, and this book holds up a mirror to the ingenious creative processes and characters behind the seminal record.

With carefully curated images from Burgess’s archive, Hardcore also includes quotations and interviews from then and now by the video directors, band members and other artists involved with the album. The book contains contributions from Doug Nichol, John Currin, Stephen Mallinder, Sergei Sviatchenko, John Stezaker and Florian Habicht, all of whom have a connection to the album, the band or the era. There are also visual responses from a selection of younger artists and designers, such as Alexa Vieira, who have been inspired by Burgess’s photographs and the band’s legacy.