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Style

Armor Lux: upmarket clothing for the modern seafarer

Posted on 31 March 2017 at 12:45 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It’s no secret that Umbrella is rather partial to marine-wear. While army chaps look like farm-hands, mariners have always dressed with elegance: sporting natty striped tops, bell-bottom trousers and storm-defeating anoraks. Whether sailors or fishermen, if you want sty... Read more

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Design

Seven things you’ll learn from Issue 16 of Umbrella

Posted on 24 March 2017 at 09:29 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

1) British Rail employed a design agency to transform its graphic identity 2) The North Face began in 1966 3) Every Wetherspoon pub has its own bespoke carpet 4) Underworld’s Karl Hyde nearly threw all his guitars away 5) Ben... Read more

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Architecture

Say goodbye to Welbeck Street car park this Friday

Posted on 06 March 2017 at 20:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Fans of brutalist architecture – that’s you, Umbrella readers – can mark the passing of a concrete great this Friday. With the closure of the Welbeck Street car park (as seen on the cover of Issue 15 of Umbrella) in London’s West End, Brutal_Architecture Ins... Read more

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Opinion

Q&A: The invention of GPS by Greg Milner

Posted on 23 February 2017 at 18:40 by Anthony Teasdale in Opinion

This article appears in Issue 15 of Umbrella. Umbrella: Hi Greg. What actually is GPS? Greg: GPS – Global Positioning System – is a system run by the US Air Force and wholly owned by the United States Department of Defense and the federal government. It’s a co... Read more

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Opinion

Why The Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day album just won't go away

Posted on 03 February 2017 at 11:02 by Anthony Teasdale in Opinion

From Issue 8: Umbrella editor Anthony Teasdale on how The Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day album seeps deeper into our consciousness with every passing year Some records seem to get better, and often more popular, with age. It’s like we’re not quite rea... Read more

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