Smith Bowie 50th Anniversary

Paul Smith Creates 50th Anniversary Edition of David Bowie's Space Oddity Album

British designer Paul Smith has created a multi-colored vinyl version of David Bowie's 1969 album Space Oddity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release.

It is a limited edition with only 3000 copies. They release on July 11, the 50th anniversary of the album's 1969 UK release.

The front cover mirrors the original release of the album. It features the British photographer Vernon Dewhurst's portrait of David Bowie merged with work by Victor Vasarely. The rear cover is decorated with an image from another of Bowie's regular collaborators, George Underwood.

The new record comes with a blue and yellow starburst pattern created by hand.

Accompanying this release is a small-scale exhibition of photographs of Bowie by Vernon Dewhurst and Ray Stevenson. They will be on display at Paul Smith's shop in London's Mayfair at No. 9 Albemarle Street from July 11 to August 6.

This release is another iteration of Smith and Bowie's partnership. Smith and Bowie were friends for many years and collaborated on several projects including a series of T-shirts for Bowie's final album.