Donovan Leitch and C. Allbritton Taylor conceive One Model Nation

374One Model Nation, the newest project from Donovan Leitch and C. Allbritton Taylor (Dandy Warhols) is out on October 28th. The book has been illustrated by top graphic artist, Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac and Street Angel), and is based on a band, which mysteriously disappeared, possibly kidnapped by the Baader-Meinhof Gang in post-war Germany in 1978.

“This is a life’s work for me,” says C. Allbritton Taylor. “From the Munich Olympics to the heyday of raves, hip hop to state-of-the-art handguns, this era has informed modern culture, fashion, politics, technology, you name it. But this dark time has been a relative German secret which only recently has begun to be revealed, mostly due to the birth of the internet. On a personal level I needed to see this time and place fleshed out into people and events that make sense yet maintain heroic proportions. Donovan spent years researching the multitude of bizarre and overwhelming events in which these people lived their lives and made their noble, everyman decisions. This story needed to be told.”

“I have always been fascinated by post-war Germany, the counter-culture revolutionaries and their violent upheaval against the rise of capitalism in a Communist country. The fact that One Model Nation, four musicians who helped to create electronica, was unwittingly pulled into the battle being waged between these two forces makes their story all the more compelling. This is the equivalent to a Syd Barrett German epic,” says Donovan Leitch.

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