The color blue; emotive, vivid, royal. In physical form it becomes highly powerful, and manifested in the form of a crown issued postage stamp it is literal royalty. The ‘Mauritius Blue’ is one of the world’s most (in)famous stamps. Colored by tale, colonialism and history, last at sale in 2007 it reached £1,053,090 and continues to be heralded as… Read More >
Features tagged with "Berlin"
As we snake along California’s infamous Pacific Coast Highway toward Los Angeles, the moon glints off the oscillating ocean, distant high-rises pockmarked with lights reveal the ever-working pulse of industry, a flock of pelicans traces the horizon in fluid flight, our car hugs… Read More—
“I feel more strength now than ever before, but this strength, this driving energy, shall be carefully bridled and directed with wisdom … My ambition is everything‚ pleasure, physical sensations mean nothing compared to great accomplishments.
The above quote comes from a series of letters written by American photographer Bob Mizer, following his arrest and subsequent imprisonment in the spring of 1947. He spent one year at a work camp—
California is beaches, ocean, and orange juice. California is the sprawling giant Los Angeles; when it comes to culture, we might think of Hollywood—along with the surfers and the last hippie stoners. That is the stereotype, at least. Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, contradicts this stereotype when it comes to music—and not only acoustically, but optically as well. The Gehry building is like a UFO landed in the middle of the architectonic mediocrity that is downtown L.A.; it has a unique quality, a splendor—
How to cure a city’s crisis of confidence? Start an independent publishing campaign and sing the praises of your weary streets. That’s exactly what Tom Keeley and his band of merry spokesmen did when, in 2004, they launched Go - a Sheffield focused zine championing the positives of an urban zone embarking on an ill-consulted facelift—