Twelve great soul music album covers

Cosmic, angry, soulful, spiritual, political – twelve great soul music album covers As a music lover and into the visual arts, record sleeves have always been something I've taken a lot of interest in. I love classic soul music, and what I like about the way these are packaged, is that in a huge variety

Twelve great soul music album covers2015-04-09T12:34:42+01:00

Verner Panton – putting pop psychedelia into interior design

The Danish designer Verner Panton (1926–1998) was responsible for some of the most innovative interior and furniture design of the last century. Striking organic forms, often produced in highly glossy materials and with bold, vibrant colours had a futuristically psychedelic feel. The one-piece molded Panton chair, designed in 1960 became an instant design classic and

Verner Panton – putting pop psychedelia into interior design2014-10-15T13:55:14+01:00

The ten greatest looking films ever made, part 3

Part three in an occasional series on film visual style in the movies I love. As far as 'ten greatest ever' – well, the ones that were on my mind when I was putting this together. The link throughout is an appreciation of production design, cinematography, or any other defining visual characteristic – it’s purely

The ten greatest looking films ever made, part 32014-03-27T16:38:49+00:00

Tony Viramontes – Bold, Beautiful and Damned

1980s fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes Bold, beautiful and Damned, is a stunning book by Dean Rhys Morgan – a retrospective of the career of iconic fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes. To anyone with even a passing interest in fashion, Viramontes' work will be instantly recognisable. His sinewy, sexy drawings were the output of someone

Tony Viramontes – Bold, Beautiful and Damned2014-03-12T18:04:45+00:00

The ten greatest looking films ever made, Part 2

More of an outdoor flavour to this post, in contrast to Part 1 which featured a lot of artificially lit interiors. There’s no particular theme, although with a Road movie and two Westerns, there are three examples of non-US directors tackling some classic American movie staples, plus three mythic characters who have had multiple films

The ten greatest looking films ever made, Part 22018-07-19T10:18:19+01:00

Kraftwerk live at Tate Modern

Back in early December, the Tate Gallery’s website crashed due to huge demand placed on it by music fans trying to get tickets to the Kraftwerk shows to be held in the Turbine Hall – 8 shows on consecutive nights, each focusing on a different album from their history. With only 700-odd people allowed in

Kraftwerk live at Tate Modern2014-03-13T00:55:58+00:00

Dan Flavin & light as art

Dan Flavin's neon art Light Show, the exhibition about to open at the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, reminded me of another exhibit there from 2006, a retrospective of the work of neon artist Dan Flavin. Flavin was a New Yorker, born in 1933, who moved from Abstract Expressionist drawings & paintings,

Dan Flavin & light as art2014-04-02T16:40:46+01:00

Gil Scott-Heron – The Last Holiday

Gil Scott-Heron I’ve long been a fan of the late Gil Scott-Heron, and on my last birthday was lucky to receive this book from my friend Nick. It’s a memoir, both of his upbringing as a black child in the Deep South of the 1950s, and of his musical career – and uses Stevie Wonder’s

Gil Scott-Heron – The Last Holiday2014-02-23T20:20:42+00:00

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