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Design

CB radio: celebrating the art of 'eyeball' cards

Posted on 01 September 2017 at 10:38 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

Today, instant communication with anyone anywhere is just the swipe of smartphone screen away. But in the late ’70s and early ’80s it was a different story. Sure, you could ring someone up, but every telephone was attached to the wall. If you wanted to speak to a ... Read more

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Style

Paul Gorman: the punk writer on London, the Sex Pistols and why the suburbs are where it's at

Posted on 18 August 2017 at 09:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Words: Elliott Lewis-George Paul Gorman is a writer and cultural commentator living in suburban London. Since 1978, Paul’s amassed an expansive body of work around the visual identity of pop culture, which has been the spark for many of his own projects. ... Read more

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Style

The fantastic women's uniforms of World War II

Posted on 11 August 2017 at 15:16 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Large-scale wars often act as a catalyst for innovation: and that’s as true for clothes as it is for say, weapons of mass destruction or anti-tank guns. World War II was no different. And while its influence on menswear has been extensively documented – see brands like ... Read more

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Architecture

The Design Museum's Deyan Sudjic on his book, The Language Of Cities

Posted on 04 August 2017 at 12:00 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

This interview first appeared in Issue 16 of Umbrella Umbrella: Hi Deyan. One of the themes you touch on in the book is urban transformation. We’ve seen this happen in London’s Docklands – how did those changes come about? Deyan Sudjic: Never underestimate the... Read more

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Architecture

Metroburbia: a stunning new book about Greater London's suburbs

Posted on 21 July 2017 at 08:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Suburbia – particularly London’s suburbia – has often been a byword for everything dull. But author and professor Paul L. Knox disagrees, and has a written fantastic new book to show why. In Metroburbia: The Anatomy of Greater London, Knox takes us on a journey ar... Read more




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