The original plan was to do a shoot with Douglas Hodges as Willy Wonka for TOL’s SWEET LIFE issue. But when that plan fell through, I worked up alternates that were sure to amuse a 12 year old boy. Fortunately, Bompas and Parr (see below) saved me from adding yet another mouth cover to my portfolio.
With the previews of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starting last week, Time Out is decided to do a feature on the real Wonkas in London. And who better to front the chocolate and candy filled mag than Bompas and Parr. Also starring their cake skyline of London.
KYLIE FASHION — JUNE 4 (USA)
To celebrate K25 Kylie has been working with Thames & Hudson on a book that showcases her 25 year career through fashion.
“This book charts my relationship with some of the most talented people in fashion throughout my career. It makes me very proud to see gathered together all the great designers and houses I’ve worked with over the years. Looking through my personal archives has been a real trip down memory lane and it is the fashion that brings back moments and memories of the last twenty-five years. I can’t wait to share this book with the world.”
It was cool to see how prolific Peter Strain’s type illustrations are in the UK weekly magazine world. Here’s the SPORT cover that influenced me to see if he could add a touch of cool type to the Mumford & Sons cover from last week’s Time Out London. This week I see that The Big Issue has called upon his style to make a Depp cover a bit more fun than a straight shot of the actor. Now it’s Shortlist’s turn…
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Come on! It’s been no one has gone before since 1987!
Star Trek Into Darkness: how it was made, by the people who made it
Post-Punk New Wave Super Friends by Butcher Billy
We’re all moved by music in some way or another, whether that be in the ass-shaking region or touched by heart-wrenching lyrics, but could the tunes spinning on your record player, walkman, or speakers move one to be a hero? Much like our fabled superheroes, recording artists wield great responsibility and can just as easily save lives. Billy’s newest series explores the relationship between real heroism and fantasy, though in real life we never got Billy Idol riding a giant seahorse so maybe comic books have the edge in that respect.