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Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

  • Metro Transportation Area Southern California – Station to Station

    • 3040 Views • 1980s, Architecture, TransportComments Off on Metro Transportation Area Southern California – Station to Station

    The following images have all been culled from the Flickr group ‘Metro Transportation Library and Archive’, and are all proposed construction drawings for new stations and their surroundings. The metro area in question is Southern California, in...

  • Football – World Cup 1982

    • 3821 Views • 1980s, SportComments Off on Football – World Cup 1982

    Here we are with the next in our World Cup series, and this time it’s Spain 1982. The games were played all over the country, including a few of the big name stadiums, in June/July of that year. As usual we are concentrating on the images around the...

  • Tickets Please! New York Subway 70’s and 80’s style

    • 4770 Views • 1970s, 1980s, ArtComments Off on Tickets Please! New York Subway 70’s and 80’s style

    The first underground track was opened in 1904 on October the 7th, and signalled the start of what’s known to day as the New York Subway system (Mass Transit System). Nowadays there are in total 656 miles of publicly used track which runs 24 hours a...

  • Manchester Fashion Students 1960 to 1982

    • 10322 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, FashionComments Off on Manchester Fashion Students 1960 to 1982

    Instead of visiting one of the “Big Four” in fashion – New York City, London, Milan or Paris, we go back and take a look at the fashion students and their designs on the college catwalks of Manchester. These photos were taken in various...

  • Colin Tully – Gregory’s Girl, Cado belle and John Martyn

    • 7588 Views • 1980s, Film, MusicComments Off on Colin Tully – Gregory’s Girl, Cado belle and John Martyn

    After recently watching the classic, lo-budget Brit movie ‘Gregorys Girl’, we were struck by the soundtrack that was written by Sax player Colin Tully, and so decided to dig deeper. We all know the story of Gregorys Girl, teen school,...

  • Bolwoningen – Globe Housing

    • 11881 Views • 1980s, Architecture, FuturisticComments Off on Bolwoningen – Globe Housing

    Here at VoEA we like a bit of groovy architecture as we’ve demonstrated previously with our features on the Futuro House , the Kunstoffhaus and of course the legendary Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House. Now we travel to the flatlands of Holland to take a look...

  • Button Up – Pin-Back Badges

    • 4492 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro Advertising1 Comment

    The button badge was first used to show your loyalty to a political party in the late 1700s. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln’s campaigners created the first badge that featured a photo, however the design that we know today wasn’t patented for another...

  • Our Favourite Shop – HMV Stores In The Eighties

    • 1645 Views • 1980s, Architecture, HMV, Music, Vinyl2 Comments

    We’ll start off by warning you – These pictures are nowhere near as exciting as the previous HMV 1960s Oxford street store photos we’ve posted. However they are still worth looking at, even if it’s just to reminisce about the cost...

  • The Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique Corner in New York

    • 4171 Views • 1980s, Documentary, Music, VinylComments Off on The Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique Corner in New York

    In the past we’ve visited the John Coltrane House and The Church in The Graduate with the Pop-Pilgrims. This time we’re taking a trip to New York to see the Paul’s Boutique corner from the cover of the Beastie Boys second Album...

  • Bags of Style – Record Shop Bags

    • 14719 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Ephemera, Music, Vinyl3 Comments

    Back in the day when every high street had a record shop and people actually went out of their houses to buy music the record shop bag was quite a style accessory for any aspiring young man (or woman) about town. We’ve had a good root around the internet...