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 Fashion, Leonard Nimoy Tribute, Shatner at 84, Bob Morane series, New Saint Publications, The Saint Complete box set, Gerry Anderson Box Sets, Music For Spies, Thai Bond Design, Brian Clemens RIP, Bond vs Modernism, Imitation Game, New Avengers Books, Ringo Does Goldfinger, Sixties Beat Wear, Popular Skullture, Art of Modesty, Avengers Blu-ray update, Tokyo Beat 1964, Polaroid Spy, Feraud Mod Fashion, Flint Scores!, Bond Danish, New Richard Sala Book, New 007 Comics, Designing Bond Books, Green Hornet Manga, Margaret Nolan Art, No 6 Festival, Barbarella Returns, Designer: Gene Winfield, Avengers Interview: Michael Richardson, Ian Fleming: Wicked Grin, Jane Bond Hong Kong Records, Ryan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMAN, Comics Week: Jimmy Olsen, Rare Avengers Scripts, Man From Uncle UK Comics, Thunderbirds Comics, Shakespeare Spies: Diana Rigg, Shakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers Interview, Avengers Book: Bowler Hats & Kinky Boots, George Lois Design & Mad Men, Richard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny Interview, The 10th Victim Japanese and Kindle, U.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, The Saint books return, Trina Robbins Interview, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.