April 9, 2015


When I started Spy Vibe in January 2009 to focus on the impact of the Cold War, Space Race, and Youth Movement on the Arts, little did I know I was catching a cultural wave. The V&A in London was running an exhibit at the same time called Cold War Modern Design 1945-1970. It was hailed as the first major exhibition to explore developments in modern art, design, architecture, and film in the context of the Cold War. The pieces included treasures like a Sputnik satellite and original Ken Adam drawings from Dr. Strangelove, Goldfinger, and The Ipcress File. It closed the same week Spy Vibe began, but I'm still finding cool artifacts that (almost) make up for missing the show. The brochure below featured the famous 1965 John French photo of "Space Hat" by Edward Mann. Spy Vibers can learn more by visiting the V&A Cold War page here and checking out the exhibition book by David Crowley and (my hero) Jane Pavitt on Amazon here. Related posts: Edward Mann Fashion, Mods to Moongirls, Cold War Photography, Cold War Comics, Cold War Spies, Fear and Fashion, Dressed For Space, Neil Armstrong, Out of This World, Atomic Art, Trina Robbins Interview, Space Camp UFO, Jason Wu Fashion, 1968 Exhibit, London Playboy Bunny Interview. Enjoy!

Selected Spy Vibe posts: Cynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesNew Saint PublicationsThe Saint Complete box setGerry Anderson Box SetsMusic For SpiesThai Bond DesignBrian Clemens RIPBond vs ModernismImitation GameNew Avengers BooksRingo Does GoldfingerSixties Beat WearPopular SkulltureArt of ModestyAvengers Blu-ray updateTokyo Beat 1964Polaroid SpyFeraud Mod FashionFlint Scores!Bond DanishNew Richard Sala BookNew 007 ComicsDesigning Bond BooksGreen Hornet MangaMargaret Nolan ArtNo 6 FestivalBarbarella ReturnsDesigner: Gene WinfieldAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenRare Avengers ScriptsMan From Uncle UK ComicsThunderbirds ComicsShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers InterviewAvengers Book: Bowler Hats & Kinky BootsGeorge Lois Design & Mad MenRichard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, The Saint books returnTrina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

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