NOW SHOWING: The Bardney Pop Festival (1972). BFI Archive. See what happened to the sleepy Lincolnshire village of Bardney, when the Great Western Express festival arrived one weekend in 1972, and where, for the reasonable price of £4.50, you could enjoy four days of music from the likes of the Faces, Beach Boys, Spencer Davis Group and Humble Pie. Watch it on our website now, under ‘Now Playing’.
Shelf Life. Rare and notable book design from the archive of StudioPensom. Title: Graphics Handbook. Author: Ken Garland. Publisher: Studio Vista. Year: 1966. Country: UK. Designer: Ken Garland. To see our own work, visit studiopensom.com #graphicdesign #bookdesign #bookcovers #shelflife
Front Of Rack. Rare and notable magazine covers from the archive of StudioPensom. Title: CARS. Guardian newspaper supplement. Year: 2004. Country: UK. Photographer: Colin Campbell. Designer: unknown (DM me if you know and I will credit). To see our own editorial projects, visit studiopensom.com/magazines #graphicdesign #editorialdesign #magazinecover #magazinedesign #frontofrack
NOW PLAYING: Mo’Jazz 252: Birdland. 90 minutes of jams, improvs, standards and evergreens, all played live in the hallowed halls of New York’s legendary Birdland club. As selected and mixed by Dubbeldee on Mixcloud. Listen to it on our website now, under ‘Now Playing’.
When Animals Attack: These melodramatic animal illustrations are taken from a set of much loved wildlife encyclopaedias that SP’s Paul inherited from his grandfather. In truth they owe as much to adventure magazines as natural history, but are none the less loved for that. The basic rules adhered to were as follows: 1. Make the animals as large as you possibly can. 2. Show them eating or attacking people if you can get away with it. 3. Failing this, show them munching some other poor critter. The wonderful illustrators are uncredited, though the series was produced by Italy’s famous art agency Studio Creazioni Dami, some time in the 60s. This week: Kea Nestor notabilis studiopensom.com #illustration #whenanimalsattack