Believe it or not, but back in the 1970s, air passengers weren’t spoiled with a huge assortment of video games to play while flying. In fact, Atari was just in its early days and arcade games weren’t nearly as highly developed as they are now. So to keep passengers occupied aboard Continental Airlines, passengers were treated to rather extravagant inflight entertainment: two-player ping pong.
This brings a new meaning to ‘method acting’. Losing some weight for a role is one thing, but try sharing your house with a giant furry killing machine! In 1969 married acting couple Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall were in Africa when they encountered a pride of lions living in an abandoned house. They were moved by the majestic animals and resolved to create a film that advocated conservancy of the beautiful species.
Working out of Denmark, Verner Panton designed some truly out of this world, trippy, beautiful furniture and room interiors. One of the 20th century’s most influential artists in the area of interior design, and using unreal colours, surfaces, light, and spaces, you will be wowed by what this man has done.
Surveillance photographs taken by the communist secret police in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s. Voyeurism at its finest. Here, average citizens were caught on hidden cameras by spies hoping to make arrests. [via Vice]
Urged to remain an amateur and take up truck driving early in his photographic career, Leonard Freed thankfully bucked the recommendation and went on to become one of Magnum Photo’s most prolific and underrated photographers. A selection of his work documenting the ‘sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, and sometimes dangerous lives’ of 1970s New York police officers is currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York.
The ’70s still remain one of the best eras for cinema. This is The Shout, a totally nuts movie starring John Hurt (he’s the first guy to die in Alien), Susannah York, and Alan Bates.
Legendary in the Japanese music scene of the 70s, the folk-rock band Happy End was virtually unknown (and probably still is) to the Western world until Sofia Coppola included their hit, Kaze wo atsumete, in Lost in Translation. The childlike simplicity of the tune is addicting, especially when played by two anonymous Japanese men with […]
Injecting you back into the 70s with his expired polaroids, director and photographer Neil Krug’s work will encourage you to pull out your Hendrix records and flash back to the days that were. Capturing beautiful yet simple images recreating a psychedelic world of cowboys and Indians, and all with a vintage feel, Krug encapsulates that golden era of music with an impressive portfolio of work ranging from music videos and photography for bands like Tame Impala, My Chemical Romance and Ladytron.
This exhibition at Barbican, London, about the New York art scene, during the 1970s was literally a nugget of history. Thoroughly mesmerising, inspiring and evocative, the ideas being explored are still as powerful as they were at the time they were made. I loved the dimensions and multiplicity of forms, a truly interdisciplinary exhibition spanning […]
Using a 1970s Polaroid, aura camera artist Carlo Van De Roer has created a series of photographs that explore the unseen aura energy and characteristics of his friends and family. Along with the photographs are aura charts that show what each color and location means according to the particular person photographed. The resulting images are colorful and dream-like.