dimanche 24 juin 2012

The Hollies - Long, Cool Woman In A Black Dress

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Vintage T


Cool pictures of old school vintage tattoos


Limited édition 20 pcs.
Hand dyed with ecological pigment. Limited édition 20 pcs.
All our posters are printed individually by hand, using water based inks that have a soft touch and a decidedly vintage feel.
They reflect an attitude, and strength that uses an individualistic sense of style and integrity.
We respect all the techniques of traditional work
to have a genuine result.
29,7 cm X 42 cm
11,69 in X 16,64 in

Available at www.fatboy-clothing.com

The Aloha Shirt

You don’t have to be Hawaiian to love Hawaiian shirts. You don’t even have to wear one to enjoy THE ALOHA SHIRT: Spirit of the Islands (Beyond Words, $45). Dale Hope and Gregory Tozian write, ”Aloha puts into one word the warm sense of greeting, love and playfulness for which Hawaii is well known,” a spirit evoked through the tropical colors and Polynesian patterns emblazoned on the classic Hawaiian or Aloha shirt. It began as a novelty souvenir, selling for 95 cents during the early 1930′s, when Hawaii was emerging as a tourist paradise. Soon the shirt grew into a major industry with its own master textile designers and printmakers. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, advertisements, tags and labels, the book is a history of the shirt’s designers and manufacturers. The illustrations are delightful. Film posters and record covers feature celebrity poster boys like Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby (who lent his name to a shirt label) and Montgomery Clift, who in the 1953 movie ”From Here to Eternity” takes a fatal bullet in his lovely Aloha. There is also a section on the varieties of coconut buttons sewn onto vintage garments. But the real treat is reproductions of the shirts themselves, more than 100 of them, spread out like wallpaper swatches, with lyrical, weird or kitschy designs like palm trees, sailboats, flying fish, surfboards, exploding volcanoes, hula girls and night-blooming cereus patterns. One favorite, from 1959, is the ”Okole Maluna” or ”Bottoms Up.” Steven Heller

Happy sunday from F.B.C

mercredi 20 juin 2012

Life Magazine new issue – The Rolling Stones – 50 Years

Life Magazine is back in paper print & this Life Book photo journalism special called “The Rolling Stones” is an essential collection for any music fans bookshelf.

Its 128 pages of choc a bloc bliss. This classic photo journalistic piece carries the story, life & times of The Rolling Stones over a 50 year stretch.
Most photographs within the publication are grayscale although all telling. The camera work, focus, steady hands, & artistic flash is first class; A credit 2 the skill of Barbara Baker Burrows who serves as Director of Photography

From Early Times with Ian Stewart, Brian Jones, Andrew Loog Oldham, right thru 2 Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, & of course Mick Jagger & Keith, you’ll become A hooked on reader from page one

The storyline covers topics such as origins of the band, management, fans, tours of America, girlfriends, The Beatles, & later Family Life