Categories / Books, Design and Interiors

Interiors ’70: The Photography of Carla De Benedetti by Giovanni Odoni


This is a 'coming soon' I'm afraid, but fans of space age design will certainly want to check out Interiors '70: The Photography of Carla De Benedetti by Giovanni Odoni, which is republished in December by Verba Volant.

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Categories / Architecture, Design and Interiors

The Modernist Magazine launching this month


If you have a passion for midcentury and modernist architecture and design, you might want to subscribe to the forthcoming Modernist Magazine, although the content is very much focused on the north of England.

The magazine is the work of the Manchester Modernist Society, which organises events around the north of England, focusing on its 20th century art, design and architecture. The magazine follows a similar path, with general articles covering Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil, Esperanto, logos past and original mods, to more specific regional pieces on Liverpool, Manchester and Blackburn's heritage, to name just a few things.

With a foreword by Jonathan Meades, the magazine launches in late June with a launch party in Manchester. But you can pre-order or subscribe now at the website.

The Modernist Magazine website

Via Modculture

Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: First issue of The Face magazine from 1980


Early editions of magazines are always sought-after – so this first issue of The Face magazine from 1980 is currently a real steal.

This 'style bible' (as it liked to be thought of) dates from 1980, with editing by Nick Logan, art direction by Nevile Brody and a writing team that included Julie Burchill, Ian Dury and Adrian Thrills. This particular also had articles on The Specials, The Clash, Madness, Public Image and Dexys Midnight Runners. Top notch imagery too.

It's described as being in 'near mint' condition with 'very slight wear on spine and very slight creases on top of rear few pages', nothing more. All of that for just 99p right now. Like I said, a real steal.

Find out more at the eBay website

Categories / Art and Photography

Violet May collages at All Things Original

Violet may

If you want some vintage-inspired, reasonably priced artwork for your home, take a look at the Violet May collages, available from All Things Original

The collages are the work of photographer Cassia Beck whose work we've previously featured on this site. She uses her own pictures and combines them with retro images taken from the pages of vintage magazine and coloured paper. The result is charming, dream-like pieces that are sure to add a pretty touch to a room. 

The best news is that all the collages are currently on sale for £15. 

See them online

Categories / Art and Photography, Music

Archive 2: Manchester postcard set by Kevin Cummins


If the price of the photography prints was a bit rich for your blood, you can now pick up Kevin Cummins' classic pop culture images in postcard form, courtesy of the Archive 2: Manchester by postcard set.

Archive 2 is the latest themed set of postcards (Archive 1 took in Liverpool in the 1970s and 1980s), focusing in on the pick of Manchester's past – The Fall, The Stone Roses, Morrissey, The Smiths, Buzzcocks, Magazine, Happy Mondays, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Alan Erasmus, Joy Division, New Order, Bernard Sumner, Liam Gallagher and the The Haçienda on those 16 postcards.

£12 secures you a set and if this is your kind of thing, a limited edition Joy Division set is coming soon. Another image from the set over the page.

Polite Shop website

Via Electric Roulette

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