“I Need a Man” was the debut single for Grace Jones, originally recorded and released in France while she was still working as a fashion model. The track was later re-recorded and included it on her 1977 debut album “Portfolio” as part of a trio of disco albums (together with Fame “1978″ and “Muse”) released between 1977 and 1979 by Island Records. Now they have been remastered and reissued as a brand new three-CD or four-LP box set titled Disco. Can you wait until May 4th?
Eleanor Hardwick is a 21 year old photographer, director, musician and multidisciplinary artist born in Oxford and currently based in London. She started taking photographs when she was just twelve and from then on her rise has been overwhelming. She is also a staff artist, writer and mixtape curator at Rookie Magazine, a member of World Wide Women collective, and one half of sound and multimedia project Moonbow. She has had three solo exhibitions as well as participating in various group exhibitions in London, Paris, Brighton, Oxford, Tokyo, LA and Lisbon – including most recently GirlsTribu at Palais De Tokyo in Paris and Ritual at Cob Gallery in London. She has worked for Vogue.com, i-D Magazine, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Sony, Penguin, Tate Modern, Jalouse Magazine among others. Hit Read More to discover more about this uber-talented girl!
Altitude films is about to release a documentary about jazz-pop diva Amy Winehouse. The film is entitled “Amy” and was made by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia. “Amy” features interviews with her ex-lover Blake Fielder, Mos Def and her producer Salaam Remi. The film brings to light unseen, archive footage as well as previously unheard tracks. The complete documentary will be out on July 3rd, in the meantime watch the trailer below.
The former Moloko singer and distinguished modern pop diva is about to release forthcoming album “Hairless Toys”. The follow-up to “Overpowered” comes out May 11th via Play It Again Sam. The lead track, “Gone Fishing”, was inspired by the film Paris Is Burning, listen to it below and catch her live at Sonar on May 19th in Barcelona.
Nathalie Du Pasquier started drawing as soon as she met her husband George Sowden in 1979 in Milan. She was introduced to the world of design and shortly after, in 1981, became a founding member of the iconic postmodern design movement Memphis. From then on she didn’t stop drawing, every day she would draw a whole new modern world, from very small items like jewelry to entire cities. Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously is the first and definitive compilation of all the unpublished drawings from 1981 to 1987, which had been sitting in the drawers of Nathalie’s studio for over 30 years. This unique book has been carefully edited and designed by Apartamento magazine’s co-founder Omar Sosa together with Nathalie Du Pasquier and is an excellent welcome document of an fundamental period in modern design. Have a look at some spreads after the jump!
Becky Baier is a Freelance Illustrator, Designer and Mural Artist living in Pewsey, a quaint little village one hour from London. She completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Trowbridge College landing her a place on the Illustration course at Brighton University, where she graduated in 2013 and received a BA (hons) degree with a specialisation in Illustration. She recently took part to Redbull’s Collectives exhibitions, teaming up with interactive designer Juan Hurle and Combining 3D cameras and face tracking technologies with the more traditional mediums of collage and illustration. Ready to enter Becky’s surreal world?
New music from Florence & the Machine is here. After teasing us with a nearly instrumental track, Florence Welch announced plans for her third studio album (due on June 2nd) and dropped the official video for “What Kind of Man.” Check it out below.
Fashion Photography Next Part 2 is opening this thursday at Fashion Space Gallery, a group exhibition curated by Magdalene Keaney exploring ideas and themes found in contemporary image-making and photography. Part 1 took on the themes of Materiality and Play, while Part 2 will focus on two of the most prevalent approaches in contemporary fashion photography – Artifice and Authenticity. The exhibition will feature exceptional work from Julia Hetta, Robi Rodriguez, and Hanna Putz among others and is accompanied by a book published by Thames and Hudson. More images after the break.
Alba Editorial, last October released “Pequeña y GRANDE Coco Chanel” by amazing illustrator Ana Albero and Isabel Sanchez Vergara, a children’s book based on Coco Chanel’s biography. This is the first title of a collection of short stories where young and “not so young” girls can discover some of the greatest women in contemporary history. Hit Read More to see more images.