Thursday, 31 January 2013

Groovy Images From The Sixties #20

Francoise Hardy wears Paco Rabanne, 1968


Cara Delevingne directed by Cara Stricker for RUSSH magazine.

The Future of Fashion #5

Check out Elizaveta Porodina's incredible fashion photos: Hokkus Pokus for 74 Magazine.
More here...

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Flashback #7

Random photos from my negative files #7 - Doctor Who's Sophie Aldred - East London, 1991.
More here.  UPDATE:  This shot is from one of a series of contact sheets that had no negatives to back it up until they came to light this year.

Alice Hotwire

Hotwire - The incredible art of Steve Pugh. Check his gallery here...

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

And The Cat Came Back #3

The Original CatwomanJulie Newmar. Batman tv series, 1966-1968.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Secret Origins: Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison as 'Bible John' with Leigh Morrison & Judy Cartwright - Glasgow, 1999. 
More 'Origins' here.

Batgirl! #4

Yvonne Craig wearing the first version of the Batgirl costume, 1966/67 and in Detective Comics #359: The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl, written by Gardner Fox with art by Carmine Infantino.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Maniaks!

DC Showcase Vol 1 #69 July, 1967. Cover Art by Mike Sekowsky

Commercial Break #22

Esquire socks advertisement, 1967.

Eat To The Beat

Pre-Blondie, a bizarre modelling job for Debbie Harry back in 1971.

Friday, 25 January 2013

PAC Attack!

Flashback! A great fashion editorial from POP magazine, November 2008. Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø with Styling by Katie Grand, featuring the Pac-Man hat by Stephen Jones for Giles.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Lui - Brigitte Bardot

I found this on a market stall today - pretty groovy, huh?
Lui #52, April 1967. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Long, Long Arm Of The Law!

Today's 2000AD production art is for Prog #465, 12th April, 1986. Cover art by Cam Kennedy. Colours by Tom Frame. Click the 2000AD Production Art label for more classic covers.

Barcode Rebellion

Above, Mad's - April 1978 issue and much later for us Brits, 2000AD's own Barcode warning for the back of Prog #633 in 1989, dreamt up by editorial team Richard Burton and Alan McKenzie. Art by Cliff Robinson

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Batgirl! #3

It must be at least 3 days since I posted a Batgirl photo...


While we're on a Russian tip, this has to be one of the wackiest headlines that we had on the cover of 2000AD. Robbie Morrison's mega-popular Nikolai Dante series. Cover art by the great John Burns.

Monday, 21 January 2013

It May Be Winter Inside . . .

Well, after an unbelievably hellish 8 hour Eurostar journey home (queuing and travelling - slowly) due to the snow and extreme weather last night, I thought I'd post a few of yesterday's shots from the Andrew Martin International stand at Maison et objet, Paris. Last year they ingeniously utilised the set and props from Ridley Scott's Prometheus which you can see my photos of here. This year it was Anna Karenina and ironically... an indoor snow machine!

This was the scene that greeted me when I left the hotel at eight in the morning... brrrr! Bring on the Spring!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

It's Saturday Night. It's Paris . . .

... and it's bloody freezing!

I've just nipped over for a photographic job. Having said "nipped over", it took twice as long as it usually does on the Eurostar because of the snow, but I have never, ever seen snow in Paris before, so this is all rather exciting. I just LOVE Paris!

There's always Art...

There's always great visual merchandising...

and there's always, ALWAYS... without fail... Brigitte Bardot!

Batgirl! #2

It's Saturday... time for another... Batgirl!

Friday, 18 January 2013


A year ago this month I posted some images from a fabulously large (pink!) tome on my bookshelf called: Les Editions Vade Retro présentent Brigitte Bardot. I also tried to embed the video of Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot in Comic Strip (directed by Jean Bacques in 1968), but for some reason viewing was restricted. There's now a new version online - so here it is!

As for the images, I'll post this one again. There's also a larger version here.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Jean-Paul Goude - Kenzo X

I'm a big fan of Jean-Paul Goude and his iconic images. Here are some of his latest for Kenzo's Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign. More of his work on a previous post here.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Batgirl Reads Batgirl!

Yvonne Craig a.k.a. tv's Batgirl reads Detective Comics #359 January, 1967
Cover art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Digital Cupboard: Sláine by Biz

At the weekend, I began the unenviable task of re-archiving all of my digital back-ups to prevent any possibility of Bit rot (Wikipedia describes it as: "bit decay, data rot, or data decay, is a colloquial computing term for the gradual decay of storage media"). Many of these CD's have survived years of storage and date back to my studio in the 90's. At that time most of the week was spent in the 2000AD command module working on the weekly title, but on other days I'd design some of the related titles in my own studio, using low resolution scans of the artwork as positionals. What I discovered at the weekend were some of these old scans. I'll post a selection of them, so that you can see the art in it's full glory without being obscured by cover lines. First up - Sláine by Simon Bisley.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Uckpuckers Plucked . . .

Today's classic 2000AD production art from the cupboard is for Prog #465, 12th April, 1986. Cover art by Massimo Belardinelli. Colours by Tom Frame for the Ace Trucking Co. "The Doppelgarp" story. Click on the 2000AD Production Art label for more classic covers.

Mind-Melting Madness

As a fan of Coldcut and The Orb, I nicked this from DJ Food's blog. Check here for part 3 + 4 plus the story behind it and his edit that took 4 weeks to complete. That's dedication!

Spider-Man and the Bells of Doom

I got this as a Christmas present from Michelle, but for some reason, I just can't bring myself to release it from the shrink-wrap. It seems to add to its charm.
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