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    Steve Holland – The World’s Greatest Male Model

    1950s, 1960s, Art, Book Covers, Literature • 3224 Views

    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 his style was what is known as ‘photo-realistic’ whereby photos of the subject matter are taken and the illustrator uses those as his guide and the end result, whilst still a painting, has the look and feel of a photograph.

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    Everyday People – Charles Steet Fair, Boston 1970

    1970s, Everyday People • 1265 Views

    In this post we’re going back to Boston, Massachusetts during the seventies to check out some more wonderful street life pictures from Nick Dewolf’s extensive photo archives. These great black and white pictures were taken at the 1970 Charles street fair in Boston’s historic neighbourhood Beacon Hill. The set features various crowd shots from the event, an unknown band taking their sound to the streets and a road dominated by Volkswagen Beetles – Bug out! Continue Reading

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    Icographic Magazine 1971 – 1978

    1970s, Art, Literature, Magazine • 1435 Views

    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 designs, and so plundered the net for a few pics of the aforementioned magazine. Continue Reading

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

    1960s, 1970s, Art • 3005 Views

    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, Clip Art is by no means a new invention and has been around almost as long as printing itself. Here we take a brief look at recent Clip Art history followed by some of our favourites from the Bart & Co. Historic Clip Art Collection – a real labour of love if ever there was one. Continue Reading

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    New York: 1520 Sedgwick Avenue – Birthplace of Hip-Hop

    1970s, Documentary, Music • 3850 Views

    As with a lot of new trends the beginning of hip-hop as we know it was more than likely an evolutionary journey rather than just one single event. It seems that in New York in the early 1970s a number of people were experimenting with little-known funk records (as opposed to better-known chart music) they had found for the first time and playing them out at small independently organised parties. However, whilst there were a number of guys all heading in a similar direction at the time, it seems that one specific date, one specific party and most importantly one specific location has been identified by no-less than the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as the official birthplace of hip-hop. Here we take a look at the party, the location and the making of musical history. Continue Reading


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