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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • Sixties and Seventies Which? Magazines

    • 6253 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, LiteratureComments Off on Sixties and Seventies Which? Magazines

    Nowadays if you’re thinking of making a major purchase, you can pop into your local newsagents and buy a Which? magazine for Travel, Money, Car, Computing and Gardening. However in this post we go back to a time when Which? Motoring was a mere...

  • This is London – Retro Book Covers

    • 11875 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Book Covers, Literature2 Comments

    London has always been an inevitable focal point for authors throughout the years, its sheer size and diversity making it an appealing and familiar setting that still retains a certain air of mystery. Here we look at books or more specifically book covers...

  • Soulful Press – Soul Magazine Covers

    • 5029 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Literature, MusicComments Off on Soulful Press – Soul Magazine Covers

    Here we have a collection of soul magazine covers, mainly culled from Soul Portraits collection on Flickr. There are foreign ones, amateur ones, new-ish ones, cutting edge ones, and 60’s/Northern inspired ones. Whatever your favourite soul period/vibe...

  • 1967 French Elle Magazine

    • 7742 Views • 1960s, Literature, MagazineComments Off on 1967 French Elle Magazine

    Keith Richards, Red cable knitted jumpsuits, Psychedelic umbrellas, Jaques Dutronc and some groovy illustrations from Guy Peellaert are just a few of the highlights from this French issue of Elle magazine which was published way back in May 1967. Today...

  • The Pavements of Seventies New York

    • 7869 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, Literature1 Comment

    Call it what you want – the big apple, the city that never sleeps or just plain old New York. Here we have photos from two books that were published in the seventies and capture the street life of the city. The pictures were taken from the...

  • Know The Game Book Series

    • 4363 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, SportComments Off on Know The Game Book Series

    Know the Game is a series of sports and hobby books that have been published for over fifty years. The books are aimed at people who want to learn about the basics of a sport. Most of the books were written in collaboration with the official governing...

  • Tehnika-Molodehzi: Groovy Russian Science Magazine

    • 10534 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Tehnika-Molodehzi: Groovy Russian Science Magazine

    Welcome to Tehnika-Molodehzi magazine, translated literally as Technology-Youth. We’ve not done many features on Russian science magazines that we can recall so here’s a first for us and quite possibly a first for you too assuming you’re not Russian and...

  • Steve Holland – The World’s Greatest Male Model

    • 9678 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Art, Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on Steve Holland – The World’s Greatest Male Model

    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

    • 4481 Views • 1970s, Art, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Icographic Magazine 1971 – 1978

    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...

  • The Home Book by Terence Conran – 1982

    • 9955 Views • Architecture, LiteratureComments Off on The Home Book by Terence Conran – 1982

    Although the Home book by English designer Terence Conran was published in 1982, a lot of the designs, colours and the Osmonds posters were still reflecting the flamboyant style of seventies. Amongst the pages are giant beds, space age looking sofas,...