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.
Terrence Towel, son of Terry the ‘mythical rogue‘ of the 1970s fashion world, has started a revival of his father’s vision in Melbourne. This Australian owned label that manufactures locally has extended the concept of the Terry Towel bucket hat to include items that make up both a summer and a winter range. The clothes […]
I like boobs as much as anyone, but Douglas Lee’s aesthetic is so the opposite of what happens in my brain most of the time. That’s not to say it isn’t great, it’s just that his tentacle of the current ’70s-inspired chic is rooted more Elton John than Black Sabbath.