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Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

  • Reworked Album Covers

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    Previously we’ve featured the wonderful album cover reworkings of graphic designer Jeff Rochester in our Reimagined Jazz record covers post and a gallery of Recovered Hip Hop Album Sleeves This time we have a mixed bag of musical genres from...

  • That Spiritual Feeling – Thrift Store Christian Record Covers

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    Here at Voices of East Anglia we tend to avoid the minefield subject that is religion, however when we stumbled upon this groovy collection of album covers titled Thrift Store Christian Records on Flickr we couldn’t resist the temptation of...

  • Groovy Adverts From Japan

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    This isn’t the first time that we’ve featured vintage magazine adverts from Japan and this post probably won’t be the last either. However due to our non-existent Japanese reading and writing skills we do (accidentally) stumble upon these...

  • Steve Holland – The World’s Greatest Male Model

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    Far be it for us to say who is The World’s Greatest Male Model but according to James Bama, an American ‘Western’ illustrator who created the Doc Savage paperback covers, Steve Holland earned that particular nom-de-plume. Whilst Bama was an illustrator...

  • Icographic Magazine 1971 – 1978

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    Icographic Magazine was a visual communication magazine started in 1971. By visual communication we mean signs, logos, fonts etc, anything that gets a message across, and the simpler, the better. We are big fans here at VoEA of these simple modernist style...

  • Groove Is In The Art – 1960s and 1970s Clip Art

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    Anyone even vaguely acquainted with a computer will have no doubt come across Clip Art before which gives us all the ability to liven up even the dullest presentation or essay with witty and erudite royalty free pictures and cartoons. Well, not surprisingly,...

  • The Art of Charlie Allen

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    Advertising illustrator Charlie Allen was born in 1922 in Fresno, California. His fascination with drawing began at the age of nine when he took an interest in comic strip artists. In 1942 Charlie left college to join the air force, he returned in...

  • Pelican Books – The 1960’s

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    Pelican Books is an imprint of Penguin Books and first appeared in 1937 with the book ‘The Intelligent woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism’ by George Bernard Shaw. Pelican was seen as an educational, informative wing of Penguin Books....

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

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    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...

  • The Art of Michael Johnson

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    The majority of artists and illustrators that we’ve featured have come from across the pond, this time we stay on home turf with a gallery of pictures from British painter Michael Johnson. Michael was born in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. As a youngster he...