Sunday, 16 June 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Friday, 31 May 2013
Something about these paintings has haunted me since I had the original Ladybird book "Jump from the Sky" back in the early 70s. Maybe it's the pursed-lipped smile and dead-eyed pleasure of Bob as he loads up the gun. Maybe it's the strangely static action shot of the ball hanging in space, as Peter hits the bulls-eye. (And I used to feel incredibly irritated, as a child, by the way the trajectory is NOT parallel with the barrel of the gun.) Maybe it's the warm haze of proto-fascist military idyll : the sunlight and joy of boys playing with their guns. Luscious and horrifying at the same time.
The UK Govenments marketing and comunication agency was the Central Office of Information (sounds very omnious) part of the COI was the Central Film Library. Within this CFL publication are such wonderful short film titles as Atomic Energy Explained, Metals of the Nuclear Age, Living with Radiation, Project Tinkertoy, Winter Construction? can it be done?, The World of Semiconductors, Learning in Slow Motion (Training for the Subnormal) Man Machine Charts. All these films and others were available to hire, most are 2 reels and cost around 10 shillings (50p) My favorite title has to be Project Tinkertoy. What I hear you say is/was Project Tinkertoy?????? Project Tinkertoy running at 27mins over 3 reels for 15s, was an account of the joint US Navy and National Bureau of Standards project for the development of a new system for the design and manufacture of electronic assemblies??????? so there you have it. If that interests you, and you fancy a night in with a film, then put your order in now for all 3 reels of this CFL film (CAT US322) it just might not be available any more though.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Friday, 26 April 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Click on pics to view LARGE. More HERE
Obituary for Soleri, who died a couple of weeks ago: R.I.P.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Friday, 5 April 2013
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
The photographs used for these 1960s record sleeves are 'Vitrographs' by George Pollock:
Monday, 1 April 2013
The New Soulless Party album has arrived... There's no song and dance here. No build up. This will be an ongoing and expanding series.. There will also be a book entitled 'Tales from the Black Meadow' which will be following shortly. Feel free to enter in to this world of recently discovered folklore, myth and wonder.. Listen at first, then decide if you want to know more..
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Advert for "expanding Northampton", masterminded by yer actual Northampton Development Corporation.
Contemporary local news story here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfTT6xOcbdo
No year attached, so whaddya reckon? Late 70s or early 80s? The local news fella says: "punk is popular now" and mentions Star Wars, but in local news world that could place it as late as ,82.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Hello, what's this? Another special week of posts over at the FO sister blog Mounds & Circles?
Is it full of unnecessary sleazy British smut?
Yes, yes it is.
It might work, it might not.
If you'd like to read what's happening and see some rude pictures then have a quick click HERE, but make sure your Mum doesn't catch you at it - you could get told off.
You know you want to.