Soviet Fashion: Style Pages From 1980s U.S.S.R.

Soviet Fashion: Style Pages From 1980s U.S.S.R.

Were Soviet women dressed in drab, utilitarian garb – not according to their fashion magazines.

I recently came across some Soviet fashion magazines from 1987-1989 and thought I’d share. Like most Americans, during the Cold War, I pictured all Soviet women as homely and hardened by their harsh life, dressed in drab utilitarian garb. As these pages prove, that was far from the case – and certainly not in the last years before the break up. What we find are fashions not so different to a JC Penney catalog of the same period. Let’s have a look… Continue reading »

Book Of Shadows: 2D Shape Cutouts Cast Silhouettes On Pages

Book Of Shadows: 2D Shape Cutouts Cast Silhouettes On Pages

A children’s book with an interactive twist, Motion Silhouette engages readers through pop-up pieces that require lighting to animate shadow pictures on each page. The idea is to add elements of manual animation that are necessarily subjective – each person will hold, turn and highlight the cutouts in different ways. Continue reading »

Life-Like Fly Agaric Mushrooms And A Fern Sculpted From Old Book Pages And Reclaimed Fabrics

Herefordshire based artist Kate Kato created these life sized fly agaric mushrooms and fern from completely recycled materials including book pages, fabric, upholstery and wire. She used a demi-john and reclaimed wood to create the bell jar style display it sits in, like a little magical world. Her sculpture will be on display at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham, UK from the 7th of May in the Prize Exhibition!

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A tiny woodland world growing inside a reclaimed demi-john bottle.
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Overly Judgemental IE6 Splash Pages

Overly Judgemental IE6 Splash Pages
Overly Judgemental IE6 Splash Pages
LOL. Yes, I know, IE must die. By Joe Lifrieri. Continue reading »