The Pripyat Ferris Wheel (photograph by Alexandra Jade Flintoff) Children’s playgrounds were prolific in the USSR. They formed an integral part of the urban landscape, and by the 1970s and 80s these basic metal affairs appeared in almost every park across many of the larger Soviet cities. They were built outside schools, beneath church towers, […]
The Island by Ben Quilty (2018) “As we accelerate towards a warmer planet we inevitably question familiar images, places or ideas that are susceptible to irreversible change. Islands seem primed for the symbolic and metaphorical, and as a consequence have long been made to accommodate the projections of western ‘explorers’, writers, poets, scientists. Edenic paradise, […]
Martyn Reed is sitting in his office overlooking the harbour in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. He’s a long way from his Yorkshire roots and his home city of Leeds, but he has never felt more at home in this oil-rich rainy city of some 120,000 souls in the country’s third largest conurbation. It’s not […]
Veteran cabbie Ian Gordon alights from his cab at the KK Knowledge School to teach a lesson in London geography to a classroom full of aspiring cabdrivers. To gain a London cabbie’s license, a candidate has to memorize all 25,000 streets and the locations of another 20,000 landmarks within a six-mile (9.6-kilometer) radius of Charing […]
A series of conceptual fine art prints by Lee Howell, exploring the connection between the aesthetic beauty that visually lies in the delicate luxurious opulence of avian plumage and the sexual femininity of the female form. via Beauté Aviaire by Lee Howell » Design You Trust.
We’ve come across Jenny Pockley’s hazy aerial landscapes in a previous show and we love how she captures the vibrancy and aesthetic beauty of our city. So we’re glad to hear she’s created a new body of work focusing on London, and that the images will be on display in an exhibition at Sarah Myerscough […]
Photo: Bugs Bunny – Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny is a fictional main character who starred in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which became Warner Bros Cartoons in 1944. Bugs starred in 167 shorts during the Golden Age of American animation, and made cameos in three […]
‘I’ll rip yer bloody arms off’: Grahame Bond, Garry McDonald, Rory O’Donoghue and Sandy MacGregor in The Aunty Jack Show. Photograph: LanternIn In 1965, American primetime TV went all colour; the UK did the same in 1969. But Australia couldn’t afford a war in Vietnam and new technology at the same time – so despite […]
Of Pears and Kings Images have long provided a means of protesting political regimes bent on censoring language. In the 1830s a band of French caricaturists, led by Charles Philipon, weaponized the innocent image of a pear to criticize the corrupt and repressive policies of King Louis-Philippe (see Front Image). Patricia Mainardi investigates the history […]
Brazilian street artist Ficore, well known and respected for working in the graffiti medium for the past 20 years since 1997, brings us this cool geometric mural on a housing complex in Vitória, Brazil. via Ficore on the Streets of Brazil | Wooster Collective.