In 1984, Talking Heads performed live at London’s Wembley Arena for a BBC Channel 4 special officially titled Once In A Lifetime but more familiarly known as Talking Heads vs. Television. The band’s frontman David Byrne is credited as the creative consultant in this 68-minute long film. Via. Image Oscillite
Television vs. Talking Heads
Genius or pervert? A little of both prehaps… Via Wiki. Miroslav Tichý (November 20, 1926 – April 12, 2011) was a photographer who from the 1960s until 1985 took thousands of surreptitious pictures of women in his hometown of Kyjov in the Czech Republic, using homemade cameras constructed of cardboard tubes, tin cans and other at-hand materials. Most of his
Delia Derbyshire was probably the first true pioneer in electronic music. After all while she was at the BBC’s Radiophonic workshop she did compose one of TV’s most recognizable themes ever! Find out more here..
The Man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes
via Wiki Alan Aldridge first worked as an illustrator at “The Sunday Times Magazine.” After doing some freelance book covers for Penguin Books, he was hired in March 1965 by Penguin’s chief editor Tony Godwin to become the art director of Penguin Books. Over the next two years as art director, he especially focused on science fiction book covers and introduced his
“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight
Nice series by Brazilian artist Lucas Simões.
I can’t find anything about this photographer on-line, but his work reminds me of a mixture of Hans Feurer, Guy Bourdin, Art Kane with a pinch of Helmut Newton mixed in. I think he is Swiss.
Nice photographs by Mr. Musci. Check out more of his work HERE
I first became aware of Oliver Jeffers work through his children’s books. We own many of them, and I think he is one of the best Children’s authors out there right now with great stories and amazing illustrations. Then I came across THIS film, suddenly I was introduced to Oliver Jeffers not as an author
great stuff from Charles Bergquist… check out his Eveyday Project HERE.
I used to go the Scala Cinema in London regularly to watch the Russ Meyer all-nighters. I talked about that in a long ago post HERE. When they released a special VHS edition of his films, me and a friend met early one morning and queued outside ‘Forbidden Planet‘ in London to get our copies
Via The Selvedge Yard “You’d be hard-pressed to say who was hotter back in the ’70s– “Jungle Pam” in her go-go boots, short-shorts, and titillating tops… or “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s rubber-melting burnouts, wheelstands, and screaming up and down the length of the dragstrip backwards. Liberman was arguably one of the most flamboyant and memorable showmen
Made even cooler by the fact he is driving a BMW 2002.
Ahh London in the 80’s early 90’s, a time when you could enter a phone box and find a prostitute of your fancy. If you were in London around this time, I’m sure these would spark your memory. I used to get my musical electronics fixed by a strange man who worked out of a
Journey Through The Past
If you ever get the chance the see this rare 1973 film directed by Bernard Shakey aka Mr. Neil Young, do so.. It’s mad as hell. There are some amazing performances in it (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY & Neil Young in a barn with a giant bonfire), in between the performances there are some even crazier
Picasso’s light drawings
Continuing on from last months post on Gjon Mili… here is his famous series featuring Mr. Pablo Picasso.. Text via LIFE When LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili, a technical prodigy and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949, it was clear that the meeting of these two artists and craftsmen was
Gjon Mili was a pioneer in the use of stroboscopic instruments to capture a sequence of actions in one photograph. He was considered ‘Life’ magazines technical prodigy and lighting innovator. Many of his notable images revealed the beautiful intricacy and graceful flow of movement too rapid or complex for the naked eye to discern. In the mid-1940s he
100 Headless Women (NSFW)
Maybe NSFW. Another series by photographer & artist Max Snow. The first one we posted you can find here.
Not sure I’d choose this as my hotel/motel of choice, but I guess some would get a kick out of it.. So the next time you land at Stockholm Arlanda Airport…? Check it out HERE.
Black Magic is beautiful series by photographer & artist Max Snow (brother of the late Dash Snow.) Part one of a two part series I’m going to post. Next one next week…
They don’t make em like they used too… AC/DC Paris 1979.
This has been out a while, but I’m still marveled by it. It’s the aggregate bomb census from the London Blitz and it’s pretty mind-blowing. The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum created the project. From October 7th 1940 to 6th June 1941 London was under siege. Every single night for the next 8
Remember these on planes?. if you can’t your lucky cos they were shite.
If our office had a facade like this, I’d rip this off… Just sayin.
I want one of these so bad… Designed by Kevin Krumnikl.
Amazing hand painted signs from Nepal announcing how vicious your family pet is… You can order your own too.. just go HERE
Behind HBO’s City…
In 1983, the HBO starship was introduced to us via a 30ft model & some old school in camera effects. Viva old school…
The Rainbow Boogie
This is how the opening paragraph reads in the book ‘Van People – The Great American Rainbow Boogie.’ I got this book about 15 years ago with grandiose plans to write something that involved this purely alien lifestyle to me. People customizing vans that looked cool (inside & out) driving around talking on CB radios
Airport Series – Worldport
Another piece of amazing architecture about to be gone. I used to fly out of this one a lot as a kid. My earliest memory, a couple having their suitcases ripped off right in front of them while waiting for a cab.. NYC in the late 70′s early 80′s man…! Via Wikipedia Terminal 3 at John
The Dirty Dolls
Via IMDB Johnny, a psychopath, puts together a gang made up of young teenage girls to commit crimes for him. Everything is going well until one day…. Sounds somewhat interesting, only because it’s from the producers of “Teen Age Jailbait & the Suckers.”
Sylvia Kristel 1952 – 2012
Last week Sylvia Kristel lost her battle with cancer. She is most known for her roles in the Emmanuelle films. RIP Sylvia Kristel. Heres the New York Times Obituary & Her Wiki Page.
Airport Series – Sundrome
Another example of a piece of architectural history demolished to make way for a “new” terminal. Some of you may remember this Terminal at JFK as the TWA Annex, or more recently the Jet Blue terminal before they completed their own new one. What some of you may not know is the terminal was originally
Airport Series – Terminal 8
American Airlines opened Terminal 8 in 1960 at what was then New York International Airport at Idlewild. The terminal was instantly identifiable by the Robert Sowers stained glass facade that covered the entire length of the building. In 2007 American Airlines demolished the terminal to make way for a new one. The airline had hoped
Test Card F
Her name is Carole Hersee and she still remains the most aired face in British television history. Her father was George Hersee a BBC engineer who took photos of his daughter when she was eight years old and included it in the first color broadcast test card. That test card was first aired on July
Ezra Stoller & T5
As a child I remember flying in and out of the Pan Am terminal (now Delta – soon to be demolished) at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. I don’t really remember it, or certainly any sort of architectural detail of the space, not even the overhang. I do however remember the few times
I’m paying homage to my first car (which I still own- the last picture). I’m about to embark to the rebuilding of it’s engine, so I probably won’t see it for the next 10 months while that is taking place. Meanwhile did you know Niki Lauda (the three time world champion formula one driver) actually used to
Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 masterpiece about a school girl who goes with a group of friends to her aunts house for the summer, only to suddenly find themselves experiencing some heavy super natural events taking place. Enter psychedelic craziness coming from all directions. The cool thing about this film is the crass special effects that Obayashi
If you don’t know “The Goonies”, then I can’t help you, I can only tell you to go watch it. Richard Donner’s 1985 film written by Steven Spielberg with a screenplay by Chris Columbus is not only a screen capture of 1985, it’s also still a bunch of fun.
High Times by Doris Friegofas
Super sweet work by Berlin based artist Doris Friegofas. Check out the Golden Cosmos!
Art Kane was another photographer that was a great influence on me in my early years. You may not have heard his name but I’m pretty confident you’ll recognize his images. Here is a small collection of them.. the most famous being the ‘The Big Meeting’ taken in 1958 in Harlem.
An interesting blog on Terry Gilliam started by his daughter Holly. It’s essentially Holly archiving all her dads work from pre-Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. It’s only been up a couple of weeks and already there is some interesting stuff starting to appear. For any fan of Gilliam’s work and his unique vision,
Pinky Violence is a name given to a sub-genre of films produced from the early 1970′s onward in Japan. Exploitation films that often included topless women with guns generally being bad ass. If you want to read more about the genre then this SITE is a good starting point.. other than that they’ve released the
Olympics a go go… London
London is my home town, it was the city I was born in, the city I grew up in.. and although I have no desire to be there while the Olymipics are there, I do hold an extreme amount of pride and proudness to be a Londener. I hope the city does it proud and
Dennis Stock was an American photojournalist and documentary photographer and a member of Magnum Photos. In 1968 he published a book called California Trip. It’s pretty magaical.. and although all the photos above are not from this book, they show Stocks’ outstanding work including a few photographs he took during the filming of “Planet of the Apes” & “The Last Movie”. Stock
Super cool stuff from Mexican born artist Gabriel Dawe who now resides in Texas.
The film Luma Nocturna by Dennis Pies, now known as Sky David, was made in 1974. It’s a beautiful abstract piece that uses overlapping dissolves of hand-drawn images to capture the luminescent magic of light strewn across a black city at night.
Captain Goodvibes is a cartoon strip born from the hand of Tony Edwards. Tony Edwards is an Australian comic book artist and illustrator. The character was inspired by Gilbert Shelton‘s Wonder Wart-Hog and achieved cult status with the Australian surfing community. Here’s a brief rundown from Mr. Tony Edwards himself, via Captain Goodvibes. The History of Captain Goodvibes The Captain
Great book released by our friends over at AMMO on Southern Californian skate culture in the mid 70′s by the photographer Hugh Holland. Via AMMO “During the mid-1970s, Southern California was experiencing a serious drought, leaving an abundance of empty swimming pools available for trespassing skateboarders to practice their tricks. From these suburban backyard haunts