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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • Columbia Records Insight Magazine

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    Soul singer Gwen McGrae, Voices of East Anglia favourites Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears (above), The Cyrcle with their red rubber ball and soul band The Tymes are just some of the artists featured in this 1971 publication. Insight magazine was published by...

  • Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook

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    We’ve written about Len Deighton before when we looked at the mysterious Spy Story. Here we take a look at another side of Deighton’s scribing talents with his noted cookbook appropriately enough called Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook. It was...

  • Andy Warhol – The Early Years

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    As the enfant terrible of the 1960s New York art scene and the man who almost single-handedly defined pop art Andy Warhol’s career is the stuff of legend. To us here he also gets VoEA bonus points for coining the phrase ’15 minutes of fame’ which, in...

  • Stay Classy San Diego: High School Newspaper Ads

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    Here we take a look back at a number of adverts spanning the 1960s from the San Diego High School newspaper. One of the main advertisers were stockists of fine Ivy League apparel – The Highlander, and in these days of retail madness, we are pleased to...

  • Back To The Future – 1975 And The Changes To Come

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    We recently featured the work of Syd Mead – a man who creates futuristic space-age artistic impressions but here we take a more practical, down-to-earth look at how futurologists (not sure whether they were called that then) predicted life would be...

  • Connexions – Sixties Magazine by Penguin Books

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    Connexions, not a sleazy ‘contact’ magazine for aspiring doggers but rather a slightly groovy publication aimed primarily at students and published by Penguin’s educational arm towards the end of the 1960s and into the early seventies. A publication (we...

  • Getting Kicks With Stevie Nicks – Self-defence Book

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    Stevie Nicks: multi-million selling singer-songwriter, nominated as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, one of the people behind the 10th best-selling album of all time (Rumours – Fleetwood Mac in case you were wondering),...

  • Projekt Magazine Covers

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    Regular readers of VoEA will know that we’re quite fond of a bit of vintage art and graphic design from Poland. We’ve previously featured some unique designs in our 1960s Polish Film Poster Art post. Now it’s time to take a look at the...

  • Pulped Fiction – Mills and Boon Book Covers

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    Mills & Boon novels – hated by the literati who consider them to be clichéd, low-brow, formulaic and predictable. Loved by some 200 million readers a year worldwide mainly because they are clichéd, low-brow, formulaic and predictable. Whilst they are...

  • Diggin’ the Tribe Vibe

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    1972 was a year that bought much uncertainty in Detroit.With Motown Records relocating to Los Angeles, the dominant car industry at the beginning of a terminal decline, the population dropping as people relocated to find work and the city still struggling to...