Thursday, 8 September 2011

Oh Comely issue 7

The latest issue of Oh Comely is now out and, I have to say, it's my favourite yet - what a beauty! As I was flicking through to snap images of my favourite pages, I realised I wanted to photograph almost all of them. These are my favourite favourites:

Three great illustrations of movie scenes. Here's ET as seen by Jes Hunt.

Some gorgeous sounding natural beauty recipes.

Hunting for a very special beetle - with a very special accompanying illustration too.

The surprisingly romantic stories of now-obsolete vehicles, with images provided by Jacob Stead.

My interview with the fabulous Pat Albeck, queen of tea towel design (yes, really). The piece is only a tiny portion of what we talked about - I spent a fascinating 90 minutes speaking to her. I loved the way in which she described the optimism and determination of designers in post-war Britain to make "everyone more lovely - more comely." I'd never really thought about the explosion of colour and pattern in 50s designs in these terms before.

And of course that had to be followed with:

Tea towels! A spread of the prettiest (including Pat's naturally).

And those are my favourite bits. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the latest issue.


  1. It was the first issue I'd read (no, I don't know why either). It's absolutely one of the BEST magazines that I've ever read. I adored every single page.

  2. I am so pleased you enjoyed it! It's an especially lovely issue I think, full of gorgeous stuff...


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