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Art

Brilliant photos of British dog shows of the 1960s and ’70s:

Posted on 11 November 2018 at 11:50 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

Dogs are so hot right now. Click on the social media platform of your choice, and you’ll soon be met with a never-ending showreel of pups of every kind: cute French bulldogs, daft-but-loveable labradors, and if you’re lucky, snappy Jack Russells being chased by &l... Read more

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Architecture

The Atlas Of Brutalist Architecture: a love letter to untreated concrete

Posted on 29 October 2018 at 07:58 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

One of the significant changes in architecture since Umbrella’s launch in 2010 has been in the perception of brutalism, the architectural movement of the 1960s-80s that used untreated concrete as its main construction material. While some criticism of brutalist buildings was fair – to... Read more

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Beautiful black and white photos of the Isle of Dogs in the early ’80s

Posted on 05 October 2018 at 10:54 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

Locals call it ‘the island’. But these days, it’s probably better – though incorrectly – known as Canary Wharf. The area we're referring to is the Isle Of Dogs, chunk of east London formed by a loop in the River Thames. You’ll have seen... Read more

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Art

Liverpool in the 80s and 90s: see Tom Wood’s photos of Great Homer St market

Posted on 17 September 2018 at 20:41 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

Great Homer St market is a Liverpool institution. Located just north of the centre in the heartland of Scouse culture (in London, its equivalent would be Whitechapel Rd) it has served the city’s shoppers for 180 years. Local photographer Tom Wood first went to 'Grea... Read more

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Style

Le Fix: Good Danish people, making good Danish clothes

Posted on 17 August 2018 at 14:39 by Tayler Willson in Style

For those who haven’t heard of Le Fix, it’s more than a brand. Founded by a group of mates in 1999 in Copenhagen, Le Fix is a group of artists and designers who’ve been given the freedom to express their potential. In addition to their two shops in the Danish capi... Read more




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