THE SWINGING LONDON 'FOR TRENDIES' MAG
We've just been working on a huge Swinging Sixties research project at the Elegantly Papered archive - more on that to follow soon. But for now, we have a super special collection of London Life magazine just in this week, great score! They're jam packed with fashion images photographed by Brian Duffy, Terence Donovan, Peter Knapp and the like. It's a compendium of Swinging London - even Sixties icon Jean Shrimpton was guest editor at times! It really is a gem, all be it a short-lived one. And we're lucky enough to have found some, we just had to share!
Before his genius as a wordsmith and performer was discovered, Ian Dury, chief blockhead, was also adept with a pen as an illustrator. He worked with David Hillman for a brief stint at London life. Hillman describes the mag as a "what's on for trendies." (Source: Creative Review) Here's some super pop, colourful and fun examples of Dury's spectacular artwork for London Life...
Dury didn’t spend long enough as an illustrator as far as we’re concerned, such talent! Rumour has it, pop genius Sir Peter Blake played a part in getting Dury the London Life job after teaching him at Walthamstow School of Art.
And...we just found this movie star collage illustrated by Ian Dury in a sixties issue of The Sunday Times Magazine. So bold!
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