In the meantime, go waste your time with other people who are taking the time to write real things:
- First off, last weekend we saw a fantastic documentary on artist Wayne White called Beauty Is Embarrassing. Not only are the central figure and his wife highly engaging, but his work captures what I (and probably many others) really loved about the 1980s. (And if you don't know who Wayne White is, just know he had a big hand in designing Pee Wee's Playhouse!)
- I came across this blog accidentally. There are no individual blog post links, but a lot of great stuff. But what really blew me away was the story which at first looks to be about a Carnaby St. tribute band, but turns out to be more about Roger Smith's experiences as a Mod in the sixties. You'll have to scroll near the bottom of the page to get there.
- Interesting post on the re-use of certain design 'motifs' in 1960s paperbacks.
- A piece of '60s Mod history: Reggie King in his own words.
- I have a deep love of odd, vintage animated and stop-motion cartoons, and here's a great one for you, featuring music by the Gerry Mulligan Quartet.
- Some excellent illustrations from Tom Wolfe, author of The Pump-House Gang.
- My favorite restaurant site is up with visits to the Sycamore Inn and the Magic Lamp Inn (both in Rancho Cucamonga) and Canlis in Seattle.
- A sweet selection of Francoise Hardy picture sleeves.
- Parka Avenue takes you on a journey of Las Vegas shopping. (Don't worry... he skips the Ed Hardy shop.)
- I think I mentioned before how interesting I've been finding the review of the new Mods book to be, but this one might just be the most balanced one yet.
- A nice, little piece on appreciating Alexis Korner.
- Dandy in Aspic has had a lot of great posts lately, but this was my fave, dealing with one of my favorite psychedelic illustrators.
- The Syllabus pays tribute to Dobells jazz record shop.
- So much greatness in this new A Modernist post featuring the New Directions book line, graphic designer Alvin Lustig, and The Great Gatsby!
- A funny, but all too true article on the increasing difficulty in finding mid-century furniture. (However, don't people realize that using the F-word in a web link is not only non-shocking but also really annoying if you want to read this at work?)
|From A Modernist.|