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.