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Rare, weird and fantastic Star Wars posters

Posted on 22 January 2015 at 08:11 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

Guest post from Jon Young You know how it is: you click on that link from a Facebook friend to Top 10 Ghanaian Movie Film Posters, have a chortle at the terrible renderings of Tom Cruise for a few minutes, then notice another link to something a bit more enlightening. Yep, one clever bod ... Read more


Kickers and the history of British youth culture

Posted on 15 January 2015 at 11:17 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Kickers boot is a staple of British youth fashion. If you’ve ever been a raver, a casual or clubber, then there’s a fair chance you’ve worn a pair of these chunky French shoes at some time. Like Clarks’s Wallabee, the Kickers boot is best described as a shoe ... Read more


Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital: incredible photos

Posted on 09 January 2015 at 12:04 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Until 1954, migrants arriving in America had to register at Ellis Island, the immigration processing centre in New York Harbour. While most would pass through and go on to start new lives, one in ten remained, deemed too unhealthy to proceed further. These unfortunates were pl... Read more


Wuppertal Schwebebahn: Europe's most unusual metro

Posted on 29 December 2014 at 10:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Travel

It's fair to say we get rather too excited by public transport, epsecially metro railways. While our favourite subways like London, Liverpool, Moscow and Palma de Majorca are defined by their tunnels, some networks go in the other direction, and are built in the sky. None does it wi... Read more


Adidas Superstar: Made in France Consortium edition

Posted on 05 December 2014 at 10:35 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Adidas Superstar is a great trainer. While its influence on UK style has been oversold – it didn’t really appear on Britain's radar until 1990 – its chunky shape, ‘shell’ toe and versatility has made it a favourite with hip-hop fans. After all, Run ... Read more

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