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We’ve featured a few of the collaborations between Magma and Redstone Press in the past, but that is no reason not to mention their latest offering of Soviet Union Children’s Books Prints.
We have featured the Lomo LC-A+, not least when it celebrated 25 years last year. Well, it’s 26 this year and the camera that started the whole Lomography thing off is back as the Lomo LC-A+ White.
It’s quite a package too. This Soviet-era 35mm camera still has that Russian Minitar 1 f/2.8 32mm lens, but this time comes with a white camera body with white leather detailing that’s ‘inspired by a Japanese garden’. There’s also a multiple exposure switch for easy, real-time double-exposure, expanded film ISO settings from 100 to 1600, a cable release thread for shake-free night-time and indoor shooting and a hot shoe for external flash.
Oh yes, there’s also a cool matching white case and the option to upgrade to allsorts of extras, some of which are pictured over the page. Only 1,000 worldwide, it’s priced at £379.
If you are already looking ahead to next year and want to stock up on your stationery now, you may be interested in The Redstone Press' 2010 Russian diary. If you've ever bought one of Redstone's diaries before you'll know what a visual treat they are and this one is no different. Its illustrations are collected from 1920s and 1930s children literature from the Soviet Union and include works by artists such as Vladimir Mayakovsky and El Lissitzky. The images give a glimpse not only into the imaginary worlds of children's books but also the idealism of the period.
The diaries are sturdy and spiral bound and cost £14.95 for a year's worth of inspiration.
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