Archive for the Art/Style Category

Museum of Club Culture

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, hybrid culture with tags , , on January 16, 2010 by lili

Found this site today – Museum of Club Culture , which “will open early 2010, celebrating the past, present and future of club culture around the world.”

The curator is Mark Wigan from Manchester, whose illustrations of 80’s club scenes look very familiar.

Click on images to go directly to Mark Wigan’s flickr. More HERE.

Mr Benn, The Mod Learns to Dance Northern Soul with the help of Social Media

Posted in Art/Style, Dance, fashion, Gadgets, hybrid culture, Mod on October 21, 2009 by lili

Embedding not allowed I guess, so go here >

British street style: skinheads

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, hybrid culture, Music with tags , on September 9, 2009 by lili



Skingirls (flickr photoset)

Skingirl haircuts (flickr pool)

Merc figures

Posted in Art/Style, fashion on September 8, 2009 by lili

When Eddie went to London, he brought me back these MERC figures:


More figures …







Link to Merc Store

“I’m One-21st Century Mods” Video

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, Mod on August 31, 2009 by lili

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “I’m One-21st Century Mods Video“, posted with vodpod


STREET STYLE by Ted Polhemus

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture, Mod, Punk, Rockabilly on July 17, 2009 by lili

'Ted' family

Rude Boys

Rude Boys

More at: Street Style (pages) – a set on Flickr.

The premise of this book is that the fashion on the catwalk has its origins in the street… the “bubble up” effect.

But it is more than the price tag which distinguishes the genuine article from its chic reinterpretation. It’s a question of context. And when fashion sticks its metaphorical gilt frame around a leather motorbike jacket, a Hippy kaftan, a pair of trainers, or a Ragga girl’s batty-riders, it transforms an emblem of subcultural identity into something which anyone with enough money can acquire and wear with pride.

However much street style and fashion might superficially resemble each other, they are actually poles apart.

The book is a bit outdated but still a great resource for images. I love that there is a section at the back with lists of suggested books, music and films for each subculture. (These lists need to be updated!). There is also a big subculture flowchart – click on the pic below to enlarge.

Street Style

OH –  I just found out that Mr. Polhemus has a website –

Flickr finds

Posted in Art/Style on July 14, 2009 by lili

Pow Wow Club by hisknibs

El Pelao by poisonari

El Pelao by poisonari

rickenbacker animal by currelas

rickenbacker animal by currelas

psychobilly singer by mario labate

psychobilly singer by mario labate

by Guy Peellaert

by Guy Peellaert

sweet inspiration by chema skandal

sweet inspiration by chema skandal

Your Own Room by Laura Jean Allen

Your Own Room by Laura Jean Allen

[images link to their sources]

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