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Disturbing photos of the New York Subway in the 1970s

Posted on 23 June 2016 at 18:16 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

An urban metro system is a great place to observe the population of the city. Deep underground, away from the tourists and the day-trippers, you see people as they really are. In 1977, Irish photographer Alen MacWeeney began to snap travellers on the New York Subway, capturin... Read more

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Design

Aaron Draplin: quotes from a modern design genius

Posted on 10 June 2016 at 09:46 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

This piece was originally in Umbrella Issue 14.Words: Elliott Lewis-George Owners of the Field Notes pocket books will already be acquainted with the design work of Aaron James Draplin, the larger-than-life graphic designer from the Midwest. Those unfamiliar wi... Read more

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The wonderful brutalism of Belgrade, as captured by photographer Mirko Nahmijas

Posted on 03 June 2016 at 11:54 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

As the capital of Yugoslavia, Belgrade was subject to the same architectural philosophy as other communist-bloc cities like East Berlin, Moscow and Warsaw. Unsurprisingly, this meant that between the 1950s and ’80s, brutalist structures of every type were built there. They called it ’... Read more

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Newfangle x Casual Connoisseur Treinador jacket: a coat we can all believe in

Posted on 26 May 2016 at 17:13 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

A coat is a vital part of a man’s armour. While you can get away with skimping on your T-shirt or socks, a jacket can make or break an outfit, which is why investing in a decent one is always be a good idea. Hence we’re rather taken with the c... Read more

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Football in the 1970s: celebrating Pele, Beckenbauer, Cruyff (and Adidas)

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 10:58 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

This article first appeared in Umbrella, Issue 13 The 1970s are remembered as the decade that taste forgot – a merry-go-round of brown flares, big collars and thick, itchy sideburns thankfully swept away by punk rock and microwave ovens. Yet football seem... Read more




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