Check out some of the punk and post-punk posters, album sleeves, and flyers from the 1970s and 1980s in our collection!
[Unknown designer. Joy Division, An Ideal for Living. 1978; Unknown designer. Joy Division, Here Are the Young Men. 1982; Malcolm Garrett, collage by Linder (Linder Sterling). Buzzcocks, Orgasm Addict. Poster for single distributed by United Artist Records, London. 1977; Linder (Linder Sterling). Buzzcocks, Beating Hearts. Poster for Beating Hearts tour. c. 1979; Unknown designer. Lou Reed, Rock N Roll Animal. 1974; Unknown designer. Lou Reed, First Solo LP. 1972; Exquisite Design. Ramones, Leave Home. 1977; John Holmstrom and Spencer Drate. Ramones, Road to Ruin. 1978; Unknown designer. The Cramps, A Date with Elvis. Poster for album distributed by Big Beat Records, London. 1986; X3 Studios. The Cramps, Illegal Records. 1979]
David Choong Lee. Installation @ Union Square Grand Hyatt
Recently, David Choong Lee completely two massive installations in San Francisco at the Grand Hyatt in Union Square. The stunning piece meal assemblages, one in predominantly white and one in red, are composed in a way often seen from the locally-based artist (see 2012 show). Stop by the lobby and bar of the hotel if you are in the area as fellow members of the Further Collective, Mars-1 & Damon Soule and other artists also have work on display.
Photo credit: Sori Kim.
Tim Wallace. Project Darwin - Death Valley USA.
- We found ourselves in Death Valley moving through the Valley from South to North. Death Valley has always held a fascination for me in its sheer scale and beauty.
6 miles off the main road quite literally in the middle of absolutely nowhere we came across the town of Darwin sat in the base of the mountains, shrouded in dust and sand and abandoned in the sheer deffening silence that you experience only in places like Death Valley.
Darwin itself is a truly amazing place and we really didn’t know what to expect as we pulled onto the dirt track that carried us into this sleepy little abandoned area in the middle of the valley with a reported population today of under 40 even though the sign brags a few more that have since packed up and moved on away from the town…
The town was first established by American explorer Dr Darwin French in 1874 after he discovered silver ore deposits in the mountains, just south of Death Valley but the mining area is now closed off and out of limits to people with many signs warning of the dangers of open mines still being there and potential death traps to those that wander into the area. Just a year later, 700 people were found living in the town where around 20 mines were discovered - the population peaked in 1877 at several thousand people.
In its heyday, Darwin was buzzing with saloon bars, miners, busy general stores and even brothels.
As with many ghost towns across the U.S., once the industry has died, life in the town becomes lost and soon after years just simply disappears. However in Darwin, a small community of artists and those preferring life in the wilderness, has remained in settlements further down the valley from the ‘original’ settlements. The population is made up of mainly couples and with no one under the age of 18, so no children at all exist there. There are no stores to buy anything and nowhere to stay - the nearest supermarket is well over 90 miles away and the tiny community that remains in the dust had only a local post office where residents could gather to pass the time of day and even this now is shut and abandoned forever.
Just further down the hill we started to come across the houses of those both past and recently present, many just left abandoned and with the contents still in place, refrigerators, clocks and books still on the shelves…
We shot there for over an hour, being respectful to those that still call this dusty town home and exchanged a few hearty hello’s to those few that we met along the way walking through the small town.
Darwin is in many ways a place of both sadness and wonder and it remains sat in the middle of Death Valley and the days and nights pass like a ticking clock with no impact or change on anything that remains, a modern day time capsule sat baking in the desert sun….
Amazing Vintage Photos of a Traveling Circus
Appearing in the October 1931 issue of National Geographic, “The Land of Sawdust and Spangles—A World in Miniature” explores the whimsical world of the traveling circus. The circus, Francis Beverly Kelley writes, is “a complete world in miniature, exhibiting its geographical wonders within the confines of a vacant lot, loading itself upon its own railroad caravan, and building a new home in a new town every day.” Chronicling this “nomadic melting pot,” Kelley gives readers a vivid look into the life of circus performers, both human and animal. Click on each picture to read its descriptions. (via National Geographic)
this was too cool not to reblog
HUHMMMMM…….YOU MISSED AUSTRALIA!!! hOW RUDE
we clearly aren’t average enough for them.
Is it just me, or are literally ALL of these women really pretty? Like, I hear people complaining about how average they look, but average is REALLY BEAUTIFUL. If anyone ever says you look average, then hold your head up and smile because average really means extraordinary.
Seabreeze Daytona Beach Florida Circa 1904
Anna & Elena Balbusso-
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Artwork by Anne Bechelier, for the limited Artist’s edition of Robin McKinley’s Rose Daughter