Ultravox, photographed for the Vienna album sleeve, 1980.
Anna Anderson by Helmut Newton, 1974
Yellow Magic Orchestra // Firecracker
Moholy-Nagy László: Pneumatik, 1924.
Man Ray, Cadeau, 1944, Paris Centre Pompidou.
Cyril Edward Power ‘Tube Station’ ca.1932 Linocut
The work of Cyril Power and the Grosvenor School artists is generally quite underrated, i think, as prominent Modernist artwork goes. Their linocuts and woodcuts easily rival the work of the Italian Futurists, this amazing sense of dynamism and reflections of a more modern future and the moving world around them … i’d love to do more work like this myself.
Ultravox | Passing Strangers
The synth breakdown always puts me in mind of Exhibition Road tunnel on the way to the V&A but not a specific memory of me being there, it’s one of those daft deja vu/was-i-maybe-there-in-a-past-life things that makes me feel a load of things i can not explain and makes me sad if i think about it too much. It’s just amazing.
Vienna is one of my absolute favourite albums of all time, and the video for this song is wonderful.
London Transport at London’s service: Misha Black and John Barker, 1947
A 1972 Holiday Greeting Card from Lubalin, Burns & Co.