British Design Classics stamps

Stamp collecting might just become cool with the introduction of the Royal Mail’s British Design Classics postage stamps. Launching on 13th January 2009, the stamps feature 10 icons of British design from the 1930s to the 1960s, including the likes of the Mini, the mini skirt, the Penguin paperback, Concorde, […]

Chelsea skinhead Christmas cards

London Books is responsible for reissuing some great cult novels – and now some seriously quirky Christmas cards. Two retro designs to choose from, the one above and another from the same era, featuring the messages ‘Merry Christmas from the Chelsea Youth 1970’ and ‘Happy Christmas from the Chelsea Shed’. […]

Pop Art of Sheffield's King Mojo

Sheffield’s King Mojo Club is best-known as the mod hangout (and live venue) owned and run by Peter Stringfellow and his brother Geoff). But a new book on the club takes a look at it for a different reason – its art. The Pop Art of Sheffield’s King Mojo is […]

Saul Bass exhibition poster

Back in 2004, London’s Design Museum held an exhibition of the work of Saul Bass, producing a superbly stylish poster to go along with it. If you missed it, here’s some good news – a limited edition re-print is now available. Saul Bass was the master of film title design […]

Peter Blake I Love You print

Prints are often a sound investment, especially when it’s the work of Sir Peter Blake – as is the case with the I Love You silkscreen print, available now from CCA Galleries. Based on Blake’s pop art work from the early 60s, the print is bright and bold and limited […]

Swifty's pop art with a twist

Regular readers will know that Swifty recently re-designed the Modculture site, but is perhaps better known for the likes of the Talkin’ Loud, Blue Note and Mo Wax labels as well as the Straight No Chaser magazine (amongst many other projects and designs). He’s an artist too – producing his […]

60s inflatable furniture returns

A 1960s classic is back in 2008 – Quasar inflatable furniture, courtesy of Branex. First available in 1969, the Quasar range (designed by Quasar Khanh) was seen as a reaction to traditional  solid structures – becoming a big favourite amongst the hip generation. But its more than a political statement […]

Sir Peter Blake limited edition Pop t-shirt

Regular readers will know we are big fans of the work of Sir Peter Blake, so no surprise to see this Sir Peter Blake Pop limited edition t-shirt featured. It’s also great value and a superb design – typical Blake with the bold target and star motifs amongst other imagery, […]