Saturday, 25 July 2009
I p[icked up these this week, with Ad Boy being the stand out find, It is a wonderful book with page after page of advertising characters from over the decades, with only a handful familiar to me as it is an American book. This American aesthetic is very attractive to me and I find it nostalgic despite it not being part of my history; perhaps its a conditioned response.
The ephemera book is a series academic work aimed at librarians. I have had a brief skim through but need to spend a bit more time on this one.
A great article about St Albans based glasses shop Retrospecs. The Black brand glasses they stock are really tempting for getting my Micheal Caine steez on.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Thanks to Sol for putting me onto this. Whilst apparently originally written for a general audience (albeit Japanese), this translated cultural thesis is not as light reading as the "packaging" suggests. IIf you have a grounding in philosophy or have studied post modernism etc you might find it easier going than I have. It has been most rewarding though and has made me reflect on my own pursuits and "narratives".