Umbrella Issue 16
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Featuring spring menswear, plus features on brutalism in Benidorm, British Rail's graphic identity, the world's coolest taxis, Wetherspoon's carpets, Karl Hyde from Underworld and how The North Face became cool. All for just £6.

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Photographers Paul Hallam and Ewen Spencer talk youth culture

Posted on 23 June 2017 at 15:07 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

If you’re as obsessed with British youth culture as we are, you should know the names of photographers Paul Hallam and Ewen Spencer. From skinhead to casual, northern soul to grime, they’ve documented it all. Now Chivas Regal Whisky has put them together to talk about fashi... Read more


Dusty, decrepit, terrifying: the abandoned places of photographer Thomas Windisch

Posted on 02 June 2017 at 07:52 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

This article appeared in Issue 13 of Umbrella There’s something about an abandoned place that fascinates us. Maybe it’s the clues that suggest what was there before or the mystery of why the place was left exactly as it was. Perhaps it’s... Read more


St Pancras? Huddersfield? Newcastle? What are Umbrella's favourite UK railway stations?

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 07:49 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

This article first appeared in Issue 14 of Umbrella. Words: Anthony Teasdale, Matt Reynolds, John Mackin, Simon Cunningham, Elliott Lewis-George llustrations by Joe Rampley Railway stations are often imposing places, but it’s the details that make us fall in love with... Read more


The surprisingly weird world of Wetherspoons' carpets

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 07:58 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

This article appears in Issue 16 of Umbrella Beauty can exist in the most unlikely of places – and your local JD Wetherspoon is no exception. Turns out the famously-affordable pub chain pays particular attention to its floor coverings. Far from simp... Read more


New book: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters of the 1960s-’80s

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 10:51 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

Thanks to its magical properties and ability to turn normal people into maniacs, alcohol really is a marvel. Russians, whose expertise in making home-made vodka in baths is known (and admired) around the world, are particularly fond of it: something that was as apparent in th... Read more

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