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Nine novels are set to be released under the Vintage Future header, offering both the opportunity to catch up with some futuristic classics, as well as the opportunity to recreate a cool piece of 1960s art.
Published next week in paperback by Peter Lang is Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside by Lara Feigel and Alexandra Harris.
It's described as 'a journey around the coast of Britain to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage that can be found there'. So expect the cheeky postcards marvelled at by George Orwell to austere modernist buildings such as the De La Warr Pavilion, as well as the Camden Town Group's sojourn in Brighton, John Piper's Nautical Style, Paul Nash's surrealist benches on the promenade in Swanage and the influence of bunting and deckchairs on the Festival of Britain to name just a few things.
288 pages, you can pre-order now for £11.99.
You might well remember Piper Gates Design from the Syd Barrett colouring book as well as the earlier Joy Division colouring book. Well, the company has now moved into limited edition artwork, kicking off with this limited edition poster of The Prisoner.
It's a smart item too. Obviously inspired by 1960s cult classic TV series The Prisoner (see McGoohan and that 'bubble' on the front cover), it also uses the format of 1960s Penguin paperback reference books, complete with an old 3'6 price tag on the top.
25 copies only are being made, all sized at 500mm x 700mm, printed on 194 gram paper and signed by the artist. £19.99 secures you one online.