Monday, January 31, 2011

Clever Cycles

100% worsted wool gabardine trousers, cut and sewn for riding bicycles but they can pass as dress pants. It's nice to see some good, smart cycling gear. Their website isn't the best, but this shoot shows the product pretty well.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Carl*s Cars #28

One of the defining magazines of the modern era of independent publishing, this issue of Carl*s Cars is as wide-ranging as ever. Yes there are car stories (Bentleys and Audis) but there’s also a photoshoot celebrating the act of mooning from the back of your car, Liam Gallagher discusses scooters and Rolls Royces, and as you can see David Lynch stars on the cover and is interviewed inside about his love for cars (alongside a movie-by-movie breakdown of vehicles in his work). There’s also a study of buildings built to protect you car, plus some fashion and history. As good as ever.

Spider Webs on Drugs

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Jackie Stewart's Grand Prix Album

Foreword by his Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, only 1,500 signed and numbered books will be created in celebration of one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Sir Jackie Stewart. Leather-bound in Scotland by craft bookbinders, an incredible motor racing career is told through the archive of the Stewart family albums. A wealth of unseen photographs, press cuttings, pit passes and memorabilia bring to Jackie Stewart ‘s historic decade in Formula One Racing. Available at Genesis Publications.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Long Way Round

I know I am the last person on earth to see this. But it's awesome. Watch it if you haven't.

John Cohen

For more than half a century, John Cohen has been taking photographs, making films, recording rural musicians and creating his own music. He's a co-founder of The New Lost City Ramblers, a string band that set the standard for authenticity in the 1950s' "folk boom," and at the age of 78, Cohen is still at it.

Between visits to Kentucky and Peru, Cohen lived in a downtown New York City apartment, next door to photographer Robert Frank. When Frank shot the iconic beat film, Pull My Daisy, Cohen took the still photographs. When young Bob Dylan came to Greenwich Village, Cohen took photos of him, too, on the roof of the building. There's a famous shot of Woody Guthrie, curly hair sprouting from the top of his narrow head, framed by the hulking backs of two acoustic guitarists. That picture was the image used for a show of Cohen's still photos, films and music at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., in 1997.

"One of the things you can really see from John Cohen is that you don't have to pigeonhole yourself," Rankin says. "You can follow that naive passion of interest, be a participant and be an observer."

Imitation of Lives

A collection of photographs by Judith Erwes of fictitious weddings, created as a homage to wedding photos of the late 70s and early 80s. The 32 page book is 205mm square and has been designed and published by Duke Press and printed in a numbered edition of 500. £12 from

Christophe Brunnquell: Marmont

Philippe Soupault

Philippe Soupault