Slowing down for the summer. During the month of July, we will be taking a bit of a break from Facebook, for holiday-related reasons. We will be back in August. In the meantime, we will continue posting random pictures on Instagram – so do follow us there:
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Okay – have a great summer, and see you on the flipside!
Slowing down for the summer During the month of July we will

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Summer in the (Provotarian) city. During the holiday period, ’Two or Three Things’ (our online archive dedicated to all things Provo and post-Provo) will continue. Each Friday, we will post a different cover of Provo, in a continuous series that will last for the next 10 weeks (or so). We kick off with the front and back of Provo issue 4 (October 28, 1965):
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Summer in the Provotarian city During the holiday period ’Two or Three

Two or Three Things I Know About Provo

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Happening right NOW (Tuesday July 4, from 21:00 to 23:00 hours, CET) – it's our friend Femke Dekker (of My Little Underground and Strange Boutique), playing records at local station Red Light Radio:
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Streaming live and direct from the sundazed streets of Amsterdam.
Happening right NOW Tuesday July 4 from 21:00 to 23:00 hours CET

RLR / Red Light Radio

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From Georgia O’Keefe to Jane Jacobs – the folk-modernism of Marimekko:
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From Georgia O’Keefe to Jane Jacobs – the folk modernism of Marimekko:

Jane Jacobs, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Power of the Marimekko Dress

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Caveman modernism. The ‘Flintstone House’ (built in 1976 by Bay Area architect William Nicholson), as featured on Dangerous Minds:
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That thin line between Stone Age and Space Age (and between the Flintstones and the Jetsons)…
Caveman modernism The ‘Flintstone House’ built in 1976 by Bay Area architect

California’s bizarro ‘Flintstone House’ sells for $2.8 million

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Werkplaats for the win. Today (Sunday, July 2) is the last day of the WT end-of-year-show – so do drop by, if you haven’t done so yet:
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Werkplaats for the win Today Sunday July 2 is the last day

WT ‘17, End of the Year Show at Werkplaats Typografie, 1–2 July

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“Come on and dim the lights / switch on the strobe / we gonna have a ball tonight / down at the Globe” – it’s Big Audio Dynamite, one of the great underrated bands of the ’80s, still livin’ it large in 1991:
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Obviously, this song goes out to MS and CH – it’s party time!
“Come on and dim the lights / switch on the strobe /

Big Audio Dynamite - The Globe

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Automatik affichism for the people. The graphic language we recently created for Paradiso, as currently displayed on the building itself (installation view / detail). Something in-between a systematic series of fragmented posters and a pop-lettrist sound poem. Not unlike the Surfin’ Bird stutter: Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow. (Photo by Erik Luyten).
Automatik affichism for the people The graphic language we recently created for

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Softcore astrology, robotic funk, motorik futurism, and clockwork brutalism. The story of ‘I Feel Love’, as told by Simon Reynolds:
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Softcore astrology robotic funk motorik futurism and clockwork brutalism The story of

Song from the Future: Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder’s “I Feel Love”

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Enter the WT! (or: WT Forever). Coming weekend (Sat/Sun, July 1–2), the end-of-year-show of Werkplaats Typografie will take place:
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Do drop by at the WT building, Agnietenplaats 2, Arnhem – it will be worth it! (Pic by Maria Mitcheva).
Enter the WT or: WT Forever Coming weekend Sat/Sun July 1–2 the

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P/Pa/Para/Paradiso. Invited to develop an overall graphic language for Paradiso, we decided to build upon the series of program posters we’ve already been designing for Paradiso since 1996. Revisiting elements we used earlier in these program posters (overlapping, cutting-out, blowing-up, etc.), we tried to come up with a new graphic system that could be implemented in a modular way, all... View more »
P/Pa/Para/Paradiso Invited to develop an overall graphic language for Paradiso we decided

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Summer exhibitionism. As it happens, we’re currently included in two great group shows. First of all, ‘Modernism – in Print’, taking place right now at Bijzondere Collecties (the library of the University of Amsterdam), until October 1, 2017:
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And secondly, ‘Signals from the Periphery’, opening this Friday (July 1, 2017) at the Tallinna Kunstihoone in Tallinn, Estonia:
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Summer exhibitionism As it happens we’re currently included in two great group

Signals from the Periphery

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Land speed record. The Desolation Center desert sessions of the mid-’80s:
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Land speed record The Desolation Center desert sessions of the mid ’80s:

Rediscover Desolation Center, a Series of ’80s Punk Happenings in the Mojave Desert

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Like a ghost on the highway. Happy birthday to Jeffrey Lee Pierce (1958–1996), who would have turned 59 today. Here’s Kid Congo Powers, remembering Pierce on Instagram:
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Like a ghost on the highway Happy birthday to Jeffrey Lee Pierce

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When in Frankfurt, do visit ‘Single Mother Songs from the End of Nature’, a solo-exhibition by Melanie Bonajo, running until August 27 at Frankfurter Kunstverein:
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Invited by MB, we added some simple graphic interventions to her show (the printed strips/banners you see hanging from the ceiling).
When in Frankfurt do visit ‘Single Mother Songs from the End of

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Kacey Wong
Applemania. Pretty cool, recent article (in Dutch) about the ‘Gnot Apple’ (the sign of the Provo movement), and its possible connections to the apple-shaped logos of both Apple Records and Apple Computers (link via Martijn Oostra):
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A similar article (in Dutch as well) can be found here:
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…while a brief text we wrote ourselves (in English) can be read... View more »
Applemania Pretty cool recent article in Dutch about the ‘Gnot Apple’ the

Geheime tekens in het Amsterdamse straatbeeld. En wat hebben Apple en The Beatles daarmee te maken?

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HBD to UK pop artist Peter Blake, who turns 85 today:
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We actually met Blake once, a couple of years ago, in Dublin – and we had a really funny conversation with him. Very cool guy. And the sleeve of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ is an iconic piece of graphic design indeed (although Blake himself hates it – and said he always preferred the Beach Boys over the Beatles. But that’s another... View more »
HBD to UK pop artist Peter Blake who turns 85 today:

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We wrote about the Zazou subculture before, a couple of months ago:
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…but we just stumbled upon a much more extended article, on the subject of these existentialist/vegetarian proto-mod wartime jazz rebels:
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We wrote about the Zazou subculture before a couple of months ago:

The Zazous, 1940-1945

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Cornering modernity. HP Lovecraft, JG Ballard, alien architecture, and gothic modernism:
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Cornering modernity HP Lovecraft JG Ballard alien architecture and gothic modernism:

The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard

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To quote John Cale and Lou Reed (1990): “I think images are worth repeating / and repeating and repeating / multiply them with screenprinting / see them with a different feeling / mechanical precision, or so it’s seeming […] ” – Yes, it’s another episode of ’Two or Three Things’, our online archive dedicated to all things Provo and post-Provo. This week, we focus on ‘Image’ (to be pronounced... View more »
To quote John Cale and Lou Reed 1990 : “I think images

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