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Peter Werth since 1975 when we were founded.
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Joy Division in the early 1980s - Stephen Morris, Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook

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Saab 900 GLE 1981

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Borg and McEnroe await the trophy ceremony after their marathon 1980 Wimbledon final.

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Marvin performing Let’s Get It On at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 7, 1980

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University of Leeds campus expansion, Chamberlin Powell and Bon, 1963-75Photo: Simon Phipps

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Jane Birkin on the front cover of Lui magazine back in the 1970s. Not much else to say!

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Bryan Ferry and Jerry Hall back in the 1970s.

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Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), Smoker, 1976. Lithograph printed in colors with embossing.

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Bruno Munari, Ricostruzione Teorica di un Oggetto Immaginario, 1976

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The Police in NYC, 1978

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Sounds of the 70s. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson. Incredible!

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This is what a hot tub looked like back in the 1970s! 

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James Hunt, the Hesketh 308B and the Circuit de Monaco in 1975.

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Abstract Willem De Kooning painting from back in 1975

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Margaux Hemingway photographed by Gary Bernstein in 1975

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Priscilla Presley modeling ensemble for Bis and Beau, c. 1975.

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Keith Richards, Tour of America, 1975

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_Ringo Starr; United States/Estados Unidos; Disneyland; 1975._Photo/Foto: Nancy Lee Andrews._Source/Fonte: Meet The Beatles For Real.

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Led Zeppelin 1975 Physical Graffiti album cover. Great album too!

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The incredible Stevie Wonder holding one of his Grammys that he won at the 1975 show for his Fulfillingness’ First Finale album. A legend.

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Go on, who had one of these. Merlin, The Electronic Wizard from 1978.

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Brilliant album (and album cover) from the late 1970s. Three Imaginary Boys by The Cure.

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Young David Lynch back in 1979. We’re loving his crisp white shirt.

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One of the most hilarious movies of 1980. Blues Brothers with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

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You don’t see many of these anymore. TDK’s C90 cassettes. How we used to listen to music!

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Back in the day it seemed so modern! Rover 3500 Vanden Plas 1980

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One of our favourite artists from back in the day. Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005), After Lunch, 1975. Acrylic on canvas. You can still buy prints of this.

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Enzo Mari, Struttura 1216/N, 1973 - not long before we were founded. We love geometric patterns here at Peter Werth

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The Clash back in the 1970s. One of the best bands of the era. 

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The brilliant Chaka Khan in sequins, late 1970s

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We love this Madness poster from the late 1970s. One Step Beyond.

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Ladybird really did do some classic books back in the 1970s. Learnabout… Easy Meals by Lynne Peebles (Ladybird, 1979).

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American Airlines Travel Poster: Endless Summer, from the 1970s. Swiss artist Harry Bertschmann

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Paul photographed by Linda, 1979.

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Great pic of the late, great painter Francis Bacon at Les Halles, Paris 1977 by  Claude Azoulay

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Elia Mews 4, Islington, London, GLC Architects. Photo: Simon Phipps

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AA Map of London, c. 1977. 

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Beyond glam: Roxy Music’s Brian Eno at the Royal College Of Art, London, back in the 1970s. Photographed by Brian Cooke. 

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From a series of black and white shots from 1975 - the year we were founded - called ‘The English’, by the brilliant photographer Ian Berry

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Brixton back in the 1970s

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Battersea in London, shot back in the 1970s by Colin O'Brien

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Trinity Road underpass, Wandsworth, London, used as a location for A Clockwork Orange (UK/USA, 1971 dir: Stanley Kubrick). Photography: Kenneth Ipcress

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Mark Hamill photographed by Anwar Hussein, 1979.

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Launched the year we were founded. IBM 5100 Portable Computer.

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The stunning Farrah Fawcett back in the 1970s. We approve!

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Not very ABBA! Anni-Frid Lyngstad poses for her solo album, Frida Ensam, 1975. Photographer: Ola Lager

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This is what a disco looked like back in the 1970s!

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Great studio shot of Queen back in the day.

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Ettore Vitale, poster for Comforto, from 1975 - the year we were founded.

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Incredible shot of Grace Jones back in 1979. We think it’s from Nightclubbing shoot?

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Sightsee London: A fabulous Abram Games poster design from the early 1970s advertising the ever popular London Transport round London sightseeing tours.

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A number of iconic album covers from back in the day. Can you guess at least one album name?

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We’ve got house envy. Dieter Rams, House

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1970s architecture. Photographed by scavenged luxury, a brilliant architecture and photography blog. 

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Let It Rock. Malcolm McLaren outside his shop back in the 1970s.

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Martin Parr, Foyer of Hebden Bridge Picture House, 1976

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Great photo of Jack Nicholson, photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1975.

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Salvador Dalí’s Imaginations and objects of the future from 1975

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The dream team. David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Roberta Flack, attending the Grammy Awards in New York on March 1, 1975.Photo © Tim Boxer

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Ladies and Gentlemen (1975)  by Andy Warhol

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Marlon Brando on the set of Apocalypse Now, Pagsanjan Philippines, 1976 by  Mary Ellen Mark

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Incredible album cover by Kraftwerk from back in the 1970s. 

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Joan Miró – Landscape, 1976

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Burns House. BT’s telecommunications centre, in Marylebone, London. 1970s.

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Home Architecture, 1970s. We’ve got house envy!

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Harrison Ford photographed in London by Terry O’Neill, 1979.

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The stunning Lauren Hutton at the 47th Academy Awards, 1975.

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Alfred Hitchcock and his Sealyham Terrier, 1974. Shot by the incredible Philippe Halsman. 

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Men’s working club from back in 1975. Chin chin!

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Tropical Palms, 1970s Illustration. When will the sun come out again?

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Amazing bit of graphic design from Camera Magazine, February 1975. Cover by Gottfried Jäger (via garadinervi)

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Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Kate Simon, 1979

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Barbican Estate 14, City of London, Chamberlin Powell and Bon, 1965-1976. Photo: Simon Phipps

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Maria Schneider and Jack Nicholson on the set of The Passenger, 1975 - the year we were founded.

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Suedehead girl from back in the 1970s. Nice knitwear.

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Erin Gray in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

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Forget athleisure! This is what fitness kit looked like back in the day. (via @the70sareback)

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Bruno Munari, Curva di Peano, P 16, 1975

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Outer space style. Roger Moore, James Bond in Moonraker 1979

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Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book (1975)

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Do you remember how your local 7-11 Convenience Store looked back in the 1970s? Look no further!

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Jaws cereal from the 1970s. More bite in every bite.

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Chic released on Atlantic Records in 1977, photograph taken by Frank Laffitte.

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Surely the best sitcom of the 1970s? Fawlty Towers (1975-1979) John Cleese & Prunella Scales

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Avocado bathroom anyone. A must have back in the 1970s!!

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Yugoslav poster for The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

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From Taxi Driver in 1976. Directed by Martin Scorsese

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Tomb of Talma, Père Lachaise Cemetery , Paris, 1977 by  Helmut Newton

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The Poor Lovers, New York, Irving Penn, December 19, 1979

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Coffee Table Aquarium. Some questionable design from back in the day. Definitely a talking point!

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Carrie Nygren shot for Vogue UK (August 1975) by Willie Christie

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George Harrison back in 1976. Interesting choice of knitwear. Loving the layering!

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Roller skating back in the 1970s. Remember these sorts of skates?

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John Sturrock’s photograph of boys playing football, Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow, 1976 (via here)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Scaring the living daylights out of us, not long before we were founded in 1975.

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Kontexts 9 & 10, Edited by Michael Gibbs and Ulises Carrión, Kontexts, Amsterdam, 1977

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Retro computing from back in the day! Yes computers were as big as humans back then.

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The incredible Ian Curtis from Joy Division. Gone but never forgotten.

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UNESCO human rights campaign poster (1978). Artwork by Joan Miró.

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Portsmouth Central library 2, designed by city architect Ken Norrish, 1976Photo: Simon Phipps

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How we used to live back in the 1970s. Didn’t everyone have a hanging bed?

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One of the most incredible image makers of all time. Pentax calendar, 1980 © Guy Bourdin

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Andy Warhol, New York City, 1976. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

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One of the scariest films of the 1970s? Sissy Spacek on the set of Carrie (1976)

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Donna Summer as Marilyn Monroe back in the 1970s.

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Open plan living back in the 1970s. From Living Room.

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Mick Jones and Joe Strummer from The Clash on the London Underground (1977)

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The amazing Chaka Khan in her NYC hotel room back in 1975, the year we were founded.

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Remember him? Evel Knievel preparing for the Wembley Stadium bus jump, 1975

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Swimming pool designed by Alain Capeilleres, La Brusc, France, 1976http://thetriumphofpostmodernism.tumblr.com

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We’re big fans of bomber jackets. Cheryl Ladd’s looking particularly fetching in one back in the 1970s!! 

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Photo by Al Vandenberg, from the series On a Good Day c. 1975-1976. Brilliant photographer. Brilliant set of images capturing London’s youth at the time.

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Charlotte Rampling photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue July 1976

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The 1970s were a golden era for poster design. This one’s by the infamous Kazumasa Nagai. It’s for Expo ‘75 - International Ocean Exposition

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Guy Georget’s amazing poster promoting SNCF’s Trans-Europe Express, 1977 (via MrTimDunn)

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Eyes of Laura Mars. What an amazing movie poster from back in 1978.

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Debbie Harry photographed back in the 1970s. 

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Nick Cave photographed back in 1978. Nice printed shirt.

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Street style from back in the 1970s. Shot on London’s Brick Lane, E1 in 1978. Not a lot’s changed!

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London’s Post Office Tower. A wonderful modernist icon.

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1970s Home Decor. Very brown wasn’t it?

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Stunning photo for the Pirelli Calendar by Hans Feurer. From back in the 1970s. 

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Niki Lauda and James Hunt back in the 1970s. Friendly rivalry. 

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Sylvia Kristel at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival

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Amazing advert from the 1970s. “The Art of Style”. Vidal Sassoon Hairspray. Who would have thought it? Nice roll neck though.[[MORE]]

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Stepping Out by Roy Lichtenstein. Oil and Magna on canvas, 1978

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Incredible illustration for Scientific American, 1978. Back in the days when everything was done by hand. 

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Paul McCartney photographed back in the 1970s. Not sure about the jumper though!

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Jodie Foster photographed back in 1976.

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Amazing shot of Dennis Hopper on the Set of Apocalypse Now, Pagsanjan, Philippines, 1976. Shot by Mary Ellen Mark. 

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A Vogue photo shoot from back in 1975, the year we were founded. Photographed by Deborah Turbeville. 

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Verner Panton Moon Pendant Lamp. Iconic style statement. 

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The way we used to live. Apartment Planning - Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book, 1975

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A must read of the early 1980s. The Joy of Sex edited by Alex Comfort (1980 edition). Cover illustration by Chris Foss.

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David Bowie at his finest. During the Heroes album sessions in 1977. Photographed by Masayoshi Sukita. 

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Margaux Hemingway by Francesco Scavullo for Lipstick directed by Lamont Johnson, 1976. She was ‘the’ supermodel of the 1970s.

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Man With The Golden Gun. Art by Michael Gillette. Iconic book cover from the 1970s.

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Ringo Starr, looking particularly cool back in the 1970s.

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1970s Home Design & Architecture

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Stockwell Redevelopment, Lambeth, London, UK, 1970s(Edward Hollamby, Lambeth Borough Architect) (via fuckyeahbrutalism)

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With vinyl sales on the rise, you might want to invest in one of these Sony record players from back in the day.

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Marvin Gaye getting down at a London disco in 1980. A legend.

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The ever stylish David Bowie in Paris in 1977. 

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1980s post modern interiors. Loving the bold use of colours.

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Josef Müller-Brockmann, Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk, 1966-1980 (via garadinervi)

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Wow, what a mad interior from the 1970s. Not sure about having an organ as the centre piece of our lounge!!

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The ever glam Joan Collins, photographed by Terry O’Neill back in the 1970s.

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Brilliant shot of Robin Williams, back in 1977. 

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Gone but never forgotten. The incredible Carrie Fisher.

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We remember these from back in the day! 1979 Mego Elastic Hulk and Spider-man. We love the graphic design too.

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Julio Le Parc, Modulation 62, 1976. Acrylic on canvas.

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This is what Audi’s looked like back in the 1970s. Damn stylish!

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Attention to Detail by Herbert H. Wise, 1979.

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This takes us back a bit. Did we really live like this back in the 1970s?

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We’re loving this vintage poster from the early 1970s. It’s for the Havana Zoo, Cuba. Artwork by Jorge Hernandez.

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John Foxx, 1977, Island Studios, London

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What an amazing book. Walkabout by James Vance Marshall (Puffin, 1981 edition). Great film too, starring Jenny Agutter.

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Roxy Music - Dance Away (7 inch single, 1979).

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Did you ever play this? Jaws arcade game by Atari. Launched in the year we were founded, 1975.

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Ladies and Gentlemen (Iris, E.M., Broadway, and Kim), Andy Warhol, 1975

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Two Pairs of Legs in Black Stocking, Paris, Helmut Newton, 1979

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Remember this? It used to scare the living daylights out of us. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (Golden Press, 1978 edition).Front cover by Shannon Stirnweis.

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Outdoor Living Space, 1970s

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Italian designed vintage table lamp from the 1970s. We love.

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Studio 54, Manhattan NY, late 1970s. Looks amazing!

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Kraftwerk on the cover of Record Mirror, 1978

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McDonald’s back in the 1970s. The menu’s tiny!

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Some men’s fashions from the 1970s. Thankfully we’ve stopped wearing yellow and started buttoning up our shirts! They all look very thoughtful!!

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National Theatre in London. Photographed by our favourite architecture blog scavenged luxury. 

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Kim Wilde shot by Anton Corbijn in London back in 1980. We like very much!

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Stunning poster from the early 80s from An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Ian Astbury from The Cult, shot by the incredible Derek Ridgers. Early 1980s in London.

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One of the original hell raisers. Reed All About Me by Oliver Reed (1981 edition).

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Amazing poster from the Soviet Union in the 1970s promoting the space programme. The translation says: ”Be proud, Soviet citizen. You have opened the road from the earth to the stars” (via klaasm67)  

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Loft living back in the 1970s. 

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In a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

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Cover of a streetmap of East Berlin, 1970s (via patlejch). What an amazing bit of graphic design. 

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Brutalist student housing, Skopje, Gjorgji Konstantinovski, 1971-75

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Tonight he comes home. It gave us the fear back in the day! Halloween from 1978.

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The stunning Christie Brinkley photographed by Chris von Wangenheim for Vogue February 1977

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The incredible Kate Bush belting out Wuthering Heights 

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David Bowie fans back in the 1970s.

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Just chilling. Joan Jett back in 1977.

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Amazing portrait of Prince. Photographed by Robert Whitman in 1977. Gone but not forgotten, ever.

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Cutting edge technology from back in the 1970s. Driva TV/watch/radio/calculator, Switzerland, 1976

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Check suit on Fifth Avenue, New York City back in 1975. Shot by the brilliant Bruce Gilden. 

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Holubar catalogue image, early 80s. Brutalist architecture, skateboards and some interesting outerwear styles. This image has got it all!

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Jan Schoonhoven’s T75-51 from back in 1975 - the year we were founded.

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1979 AT-AT Imperial Walker motion test from The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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The way we used to live. 1970s interior style statement.

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Kim Cattrall looking sparkly back in the day! Photographed by Harry Langdon, 1979

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1970s style statement. Captured by Bill Arsenault (1974) not long before we were founded.

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It will never catch on! 1970s fashion at is most flamboyant.

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Okay, it’s a little bit before we were founded, but we still love it! David Hockney — Lillies, 1971.  Printmaking: lithograph on paper, 75.2 x 53.3 cm. Tate Britain.

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Paul playing the drums in London. Well, they did say that Ringo wasn’t the best drummer in The Beatles.Photo by Linda McCartney.

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The big spin. Northern Soul. Keeping The Faith since the late 1960s. 

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Two of the greats. Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat shot in 1985. 

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The brilliant Kate Bush in the early 1980s. Loving the hat Kate!

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The stunning Sigourney Weaver photographed in 1983 by Helmut Newton.

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Ernst Haas, Las Vegas, 1975 (via #theredlist)

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The way we used to live back in the 1970s. 

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Elsa Peretti, New York, 1975. Shot by Helmut Newton

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. Jaws 2, 1978.

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Parking Garage (1975) in Coburg, Germany, by H.A. Meyer. Image from Germanpostwarmodern

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RIP Leonard Cohen

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Don’t really know what to say!

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Sharp menswear style back in the day. By Leon Levinstein NYC 1970s

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Hoxton, London, 1974 (via robnitm)

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London’s Carnaby Street back in the 1970s. We’re loving the geometric floor design.

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Amazing picture of Faye Dunaway shot by Terry O'Neill in Beverly Hills, 1977

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Anti-Racist Skinheads, Hoxton, London, 1978, Syd Shelton

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Siouxsie Sioux, Ladbroke Grove, 1977 ©  Kate Simon

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Chevy Chase at a New York diner. One of the funniest men of the 1970s.

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Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle - one of the must have toys of the 1970s.

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The legendary Gil Scott-Heron. American soul and jazz poet, musician and author. Brilliant album.

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The Bionic Woman - Lindsay Wagner

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Brilliant TV from back in the day. Space 1999 Annual from 1975 - the year we were founded.

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Long before flat screens. Window shopping for televisions, Shanghai, 1976 (via here)

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The Austin Mini. One of our favourite cars of the 1970s. 

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Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it. 1970s travel brochure. Artwork latex 1978/79.

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Takenobu Igarashi, wrapping paper, 1975. For Seibu department store, Japan.

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Everyone remembers this? Athena Tennis Girl poster (1977) | model: Fiona Butler | photo: Martin Elliott

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Mad Max film poster from 1979.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Hefner, and Wilt Chamberlain at the Playboy Mansion 1977. Pic courtesy Historical Times

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Anyone for fondue? It was all the rage back in the day.

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Happy Halloween!

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The Centre Pompidou in Paris designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers under construction (1971-1977) pic.twitter.com/0hLLh1YOZT

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Deep Fry Cooking, 1970s. How we used to eat!

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Wonder Woman: Lynda Carter back in the 1970s. 

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We love this poster from the 1970s. Walter Allner, Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, poster, 1973

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Now that really is sports style. The stunning Charlotte Rampling shot by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1976

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The new shape of sound. Space age sound systems from back in the day. 

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Professional Software Systems advert from 1979. Not sure about the six button waistcoat or the comb over, but we love the check fabric.

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Brooke Shields back in 1975, the year Peter Werth was founded.

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Joey Ramone playing pinball, photo by Danny Fields, ca 1976. Image courtesy of  http://gimme-gimme-shock-treatment.tumblr.com

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Another stunning image from http://scavengedluxury.tumblr.com. This time it’s Park Hill estate in Sheffield, January 2015.

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The effortless style of Steve McQueen. Photograph by Julian Wasser. 

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Jon Savage’s design for a poster promoting a Joy Division concert, Manchester, 1979

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum - one of the first home computers on the market. They were rubbish, but it felt like a glimpse into the future.

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Amazing cover illustration for German magazine Novum, by Asmund Sand in 1989. Via aiap.it

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“All the right people are here” - Steve Strange, at the Blitz. And Simon Le Bon’s on stage.

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‘Rows’. Abandoned lifeguards resort (source Sovietgoner)

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Repeat pattern from back in the day. 

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Kids on a car back in the 1970s. We like the chap on the left’s knitwear and penny loafer combo.

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Space Invaders. The way we used to game back in the day. 

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Red Stripe. Derby Street Multis, Butterburn Court, Dundee April 1985. Image Neale Elder pic.twitter.com/CLyOy6kcG5

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Brutalist architecture at its best. The national Theatre in London.

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Jane Birkin back in the 1970s.

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They just don’t do book covers like this anymore. The Town Labourer and the Industrial Revolution by Malcolm I. Thomis (1976).

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We’re loving Jack Nicholson’s working class style in One Flew Over The  Cuckoo’s Nest back in 1975.

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In space, no one can hear you scream. Sigourney Weaver in Alien back in 1979

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The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The Star Wars Saga continues. Probably the best film of the original three?

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Herb Lubalin, the alphabet set in Avant Garde Gothic, 1979.

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Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith of Charlie’s Angels , 1976. Must Watch TV of the 1970s.

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QEII Centre in London. Stunning bit of modernist architecture. We approve. 

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Billy Idol of Generation X in New York City, 1978 by Roberta Bayley. Nice jacket Billy!

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Lou Reed and Nico by Mick Rock (1975)

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Atari headquarters at 14600 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos, CA back in the 1970s. Bit like Peter Werth’s HQ. Not!

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Launched in 1975, the year we were founded. The Porsche 912E. Lovely!

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De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - the UK’s first modernist building. Stunning.

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Simple pleasures. Boys with astronaut costumes and space hoppers in Glasgow, back in the 1970s. (via coromandal)

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HLD 4 Hair Dryer by Dieter Rams (1970). Photo by Koichi Okuwaki. Looks futuristic today.

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1970s interiors. They seem to be enjoying themselves!

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Look-In magazine. It was like a TV times for kids back in the 1970s. We’re loving the Gary Numan cover from 1979. 

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Form Magazine back in the 1970s. Amazing German design.

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Daleks. They had everyone hiding behind the sofa back in the 1970s.

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Superman (1978). You’ll believe a man can fly. 

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Mad Magazine #203 (1978), cover by Jack Rickard. Brilliant magazine. A must read of the 1970s.

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Amazing Citroën 2CV ad from 1975, the year we were founded. 

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Hubert Hilscher, artwork for polish projekt magazine, 1978. Amazing design

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David Bowie in 1975. One of the most effortlessly stylish men ever.

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Arundel Gate stairs. Sheffield, September 2016. Stunning staircase. 

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Lynda Carter rocking the ‘athleisure’ or ‘sports-luxe’ look back in 1976.

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A trip to McDonald’s back in the 1970s.

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The Stepford Wives. One of the best films of the 1970s.

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Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, 1976

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Harvey Ball, creator of the Smiley Face back in the ‘70s.

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Marie Helvin by David Bailey for Vogue Italia - July 1976

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‘My Parents’ by David Hockney, 1977

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Twiggy in the Rainbow Room at Biba in the 1970s

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People for peace. Nice floral shirt.

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Staircase at Royal College of Physicians. Photo: Simon Phipps

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The ever stylish photography of Jamel Shabazz - Back In The Days

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1970s London interior. Interesting choice of patterns.

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The 1977 Volkswagen Bus. Still want one today! The only way to travel.

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How we used to game. More games. More fun!

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The incredible David Byrne, singer/songwriter from Talking Heads back in 1970s. Photo by William Coupon.

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Helmut Newton shoot from 1975, the year we were founded.

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RIP Gene Wilder. Genius.

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The incredible Elvis Costello back in 1977. Nice knitwear! Photo by Chalkie Davies

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This takes us back. Right back.

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Amazing poster for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey from 1979.

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Poul Kjaerholm, armchair PK 15, 1979. Via Design Is Fine

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Video Killed The Radio Star 

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Design simplicity at its best. From 1976 by Dieter Rams.

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Ibrahimi Building, Abu Dhabi, facade, 1980s

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1970s Matchbox cars advert from Japan. Who didn’t play with Matchbox cars back in the day?

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Behind the wall. Berlin in the 1970s.

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It’s life Jim, but not as we know it. Leonard Nimoy, Robert Wise, Gene Roddenberry, DeForest Kelley and William Shatner on the set of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1978

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Iconic designs from the 1970s

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The stunning Jerry Hall in New York, 1978

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New Coke by Andy Warhol in 1985, ten years after we were founded.

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Robert Mapplethorpe in front of his cover for Patti Smith’s Horses c.1975

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Terry Hall back in the early 1980s. We love your choice of knitwear.

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Yves Saint Laurent at home in Paris in the 1970s.

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What a building. Southeast Financial Center, SOM, Miami, 1981-4. 

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A Fish Called Wanda. Great poster from one of the funniest films of the 1980s. 

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The stunning Brooke Shields back in the 1980s

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We love the simplicity of this repeat print. From back in the day, just before we were founded.

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Remember when TVs looked like this? Massive!

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Nice repeat print from a building in San Francisco from the 1970s. We love!

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Amazing soundtrack by Quincy Jones from a great film. Before we were founded, but mighty fine all the same!

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Joan Jett back in the day.

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Bit before our time, but how dapper does that chap on the right look!

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Now that’s a collaboration. Keith Haring. Robert Mapplethorpe, Grace Jones. 

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Harrison Ford shows us how to dress for Summer. Polo shirt, penny loafers and five pocket jeans. Timeless style.

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The ever so scary Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. One of the best films of the 1970s.

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Mick Jagger looking sharp as ever. Love the colour of his suit. Style never goes out of fashion. 

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A bit of light reading material from back in the day. We still love a bit of colour today!

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Raquel Welch back in the 1970s - looking stunning

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Barely a straight line in sight! What a 1970s interior. 

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Up on the roof at the National Theatre, London. 

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Al Pacino back in the 1970s. Great cord jacket!

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Nigella Lawson back in the 1970s.

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Plaice with prawns and spinach 1970s style. If you were offered this today you’d run a mile!

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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells (Fontana, 1971 edition). Fantastic bit of 1970s book cover design.

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Shame the tennis had to end yesterday. Well done Andy Murray though. 

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Stylish Parisian apartment back in the 1970s. One of the most stylish decades, despite what people say!

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“The world is your lobster”. Words of wisdom from the late, great George Cole as Arthur Daley. 

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The Golden Lane Estate - post-war residential architecture in the City of London. By the same architects as the Barbican. Amazing!

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Tom Baker - the best Dr Who of them all! From 1974 to 1981, he was also the Dr for the longest!

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Dudley Market back in the 1970s, when BHS was still on top. Loving the colours.

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An amazing bit of graphic design from just before we were founded. 

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Postcard from the 1970s. Looks fun?

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RIP Michael Cimino, the Oscar-winning director of the 1978 Vietnam War film, The Deer Hunter.

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This takes us back a bit. Grange Hill!

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Hey teacher, leave them kids alone. The amazing art of Gerald Scarfe for Pink Floyd’s 1979 track Another Brick In The Wall.

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Nice geometric patterns. On a building just around the corner from our Eastcastle Street store!

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Wow! A brutalist seaside shelter. © Blazej Marczak

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Wimbledon starts today. Two of the tournament’s all-time greats. Björn Borg and John McEnroe in Jamaica back in 1978

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Amazing poster for Annie Hall - one of the funniest movies of the 1970s, if not ever!

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Never forgotten - David Bowie back in the late 1970s. If there isn’t a statue of him somewhere, there most definitely should be!

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1970s living - we’ve got house envy!

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Neneh Cherry by Derek Ridgers. Possibly shot at the legendary Wag Club

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The ever stylish Harrison Ford. Even looks good in a funnel neck jacket in Blade Runner

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Great British Design - style never goes out of fashion

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Lancia Scorpion - the way we drove back in the 1970s

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Amazing piece of architecture in Hiroshima, Japan 

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The magnificent designs of Dieter Rams

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Joy Division - nice selection of outerwear.

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Get away wardrobe style. Nice knitted polo shirt. What’s with the Edam styling! 

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The legendary Johnny Guitar Watson. “Ain’t that a real mother for yer, yeah”

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Motel life. 1970s holidays in the US. 

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1970s was the golden age of air travel. 

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Organic Outdoor Living. 

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Stomping disco track from 1978

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Travis Bickle: You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one here.

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Ward Roberts: Courts

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The Summer sartorial style of Miami Vice: Philip Michael Thomas and Don Johnson. Gun optional.

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Your Love Is King. The stunning Sade Adu

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Post punk … the incredible Echo & The Bunnymen 

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RIP Muhammad Ali

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Hotel Lakolk, Rømø Island, Denmark (via BrutalHouse)

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By order of the Peaky Blinders.

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Kraftwerk in 1977. Showroom Dummies taken from Trans-Europe Express

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What Nintendos used to look like back in the 1970s

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What a book cover. Plastics in Building!

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The Pulsar Time Computer back in 1977. Essentially a calculator

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The amazing American Embassy in London. Designed by Eero Saarinen.

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Some rather suspect men’s knitwear from the 1970s. It will never catch on.

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Jerry Hall back in the 1970s.

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Do you remember making mix tapes? Happy days.

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The last days of disco. 1970s mirror balls.

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1970s motor home. The way we travelled back in the day!

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Legend (2015) starring Tom Hardy. 

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Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ines de la Fressange by Philippe Morillon.

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Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy in trading places. Great outerwear. 

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Loving the print on Oliver Reed’s suit. One of the great hell raisers!

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Organic architecture from the 1970s. Looks incredible. 

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The colourful 1970s. Nice bathroom!

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Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel at Cannes back in the day. Legends!

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Paul McCartney and Linda - 1970s style

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Loving the tape deck. Life before iPods! Photo: Al Vandenberg

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Keith Haring, Grace Jones and Nick Rhodes at Studio 54 by Andy Warhol, 1978

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Amazing shot - Drink In Airplane, 1976Photo: William Eggleston

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Mick Jagger rocking a Japanese souvenir jacket back in the 1970s.

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When your stereo used to take up half your living room. Remember cassettes?

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Love this geometric design fabric. Designed for Heal’s fabrics back in the day.

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The legendary Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest names in fashion of all time, with some of his creations. We particularly like his summer style.

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At a (roller) disco, on the outskirts of Frisco … although it might be London.

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Big Bubbles, no troubles. Bubble Yum advert from 1980s

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The streets of London in 1975 - when we were founded. Love the cars.

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Jane Seymour in Battlestar Galactica. This takes us back a bit!

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Art Deco geometric patterns in Johannesburg. Simplicity and style.

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Josef Albers (American: 1888-1976), Construction in Red, Black and Blue, 1939. Amazing design. Simplicity.

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Summer style statement from David Hockey and Jack Nicholson, 1978

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Very sharp indeed. Al Pacino - The Godfather: Part II

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). One of the best films of the early 1980s.

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The incredible Isokon building in Hampstead, North London. Designed by Wells Coates, early famous residents included: Bauhaus émigrés Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and László Moholy-Nagy; architects Egon Riss and Arthur Korn; Agatha Christie (1940–46) and Adrian Stokes; Jack and Molly Pritchard lived in the penthouse.

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Lovely poster design: Ray & Charles Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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The incredible Experimental House by Alvar Alto.

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Donna Summer - 1977. I Feel Love

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Classic Book Cover: Tales of the Unexpected - Roald Dahl.

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Andy Warhol polaroid series - Farrah Fawcett, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Andy Warhol.

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Victoria Principal, pre Dallas days. 1974.

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Janette Beckman, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, London, 1981.

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Kettering, May 2015.

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Mid century modern Eichler, a classic car.

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Steve McQueen: roll neck jumper, blazer and a mac. Nice outfit! One of the best dressed men ever.

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Stevie Wonder and Grover on Sesame Street! 1973, and yet, eternal.

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Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy.

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70s Rock Stars in their parents homes. 

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Colours of Margate.Photo: Weronika Dudka

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Slab Flask from the Troika Pottery, Cornwall, 1969.

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House (1974-75) in Muri, Switzerland, by Beat Jordi.

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Joan Jett in “Light of Day” (1987).

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1970s Furnishings & Decor.

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Less than 100 days until the greatest show on earth. This is what it looked like back in the day. Rio de Janeiro in the 70s.

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Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers. Curated by Martin Parr.

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Sea Containers House, London.Photo: Warren Platner.

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Legends together. Iggy Pop and Debbie Hary (Blondie).

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Bodie and Doyle. 

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1975 Promo for Magnavox. Model 4861 Console Television.

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London, 1970s. 

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Photo: Martin Parr

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Mad Magazine, June 1975. Alfred E. Neuman

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Buzzcocks style. Bombers. Knitwear. Topcoats, 1978.

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House designed by Eli Attia, 1979.

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Pepsi, 1970s.

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Woolworths, Barnsley, 1971.Photo: Michael Walters.

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Neal Adams, Six Million Dollar Man. 

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The Game of Jaws, 1975.

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Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma Picasso at Studio 54 1979.

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George Lucas with an unfinished R2D2. Nice knitwear George! 

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Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.

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Patch from the Twisted Wheel. 

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Red stairs. Poznań, April 2016.

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Men In Belted Sweaters. It will never take on!

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Tommy Nutter. The 60’s rebel tailor of Savile Row

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Curves on a Panasonic.

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From the Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating & Home Improvement. Keep things simple. 

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Super Soul - Rise! Vintage Vinyl Portfolio.

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Twiggy in the ‘70s.

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Walter Segal’s self build housing.  

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Withnail and I (1987) dir. Bruce Robinson.

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Prince, 1984, by Andy Warhol.

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Welbeck Street Car Park London (1970). Incredible design - a thing of beauty.Photo: Michael Blampied

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Polaroid camera. They don’t make them like that anymore. More’s the pity.

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Dieter Rams & Dietrich Lubs, Braun clock radio - ABR 21 signal radio, 1978. Design at its best!

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1970s canned goods label designs, from The Art of the Label by Robert Opie.

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Max Bittrof, Initials,1930. Sammlung Friedrich Friedl Frankfurt A.M.

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Mick and Bianca Jagger on their wedding day, Saint-Tropez, 1971.

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The Perry Boys by Ian Hough - one of the great stories of youth culture of the 1970s and early 80s.

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Northern Soul. Keep The Faith.

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Incredible Japanese poster design from the 1970s. We love the simplicity.

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Edificio Palmas, Mexico City, Mexico, 1975. Fantastic design from 1975 - the year we were founded.

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The stylish Harrison Ford back in the 1970s. We like his polo shirt and blazer combo. 

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Not sure about the subject matter. Love the design.

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Kroll International. - Miles van der Rohe. 

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Luce d′Ottobre, by John Gardner.

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Bridge at the Brent Cross car park.

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Upper Street Fire Station, Islington by Peter J. Smith, 1993.

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London Youth 78-87 by Derek Ridgers. Few have captured the spirit of British youth culture better than the incredible Derek Ridgers. 

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Game & Watch Multi-Screen advert.

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Architect Wendell Lovett.

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The ever stylish Bryan Ferry.

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Housing complex “Manhattan”, (Sedesowce). Poland, built between 1968-1973. Architect: Jadwiga Hawrylak-Grabowska. 

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Remember what telephones used to look like? 

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Who says the 1970s weren’t stylish? 

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Prayer For The 70s by Norman Corwin. Design by Saul Bass and Art Goodman.

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Brunswick Centre 11, Bloomsbury, London, Patrick Hodgkinson, 1967-1972.Photo: Simon Phipps

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Get ready for Record Store Day 2016. Nothing beats a bit of vinyl. 

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Royal Mail postage stamp featuring Tommy Nutter. Look at the roping on those shoulders! 

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Knitwear from the 1970s - the decade we were founded. Wonder what they’re looking at?

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Always on time. Casio took calculators to the next level back in the 80s.

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The Islington Twins - two of the sharpest men around.

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One of the most stylish bikes ever made? The Chopper.

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Incredible exterior in Birmingham. 

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Miss Grace Jones. Slave To The Rhythm.

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Andover Estate, Islington. London, August 2015.

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1970s knitwear.

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Even lighters in the 1970s were stylish. Nice pic Retroreverbs!

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Mick Jagger - a man of style.

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Buck House, Los Angeles, California. 1934. 

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Trojan, Northern Soul, Keep the faith.

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Milton Keynes shopping centre. The Grade II listed building was recently voted Britain’s most beautiful shopping centre. Build in the 1970s - we whole-heartedly agree. We’re in House of Fraser there. Go and check it out!

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Northern Soul Dancers back in the late 1970s.

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We did a collaboration with Nutters Of Savile Row, founded in 1969 by the late, great Tommy Nutter, the original maverick tailor who was responsible for introducing fashion to Savile Row. The catalyst for the collection was a chance meeting on the set of Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul film, where both brands were acting as wardrobe consultants.

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Stunning French Gitane ‘76 vintage bike poster. A showcase of simplicity.

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The Smithies ‘gang’ from Deptford looking sharp in their 1970s knitwear. Great colours.

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Magnificent 1976 poster - love the colours. Inspirational!

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Come fly with me. The golden age of flying in the 1970s.

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National Theatre stamp from 1970s.

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David Hockney in New York in the 1970s.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - probably the best film released in 1975.

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Poster for Montreal olympics 1976 - amazing graphic design.

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A poster for Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 science fiction film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth.’

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James Bond’s iconic Lotus Esprit vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me being used to promote the film in 1977. Great British design.

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70s Pan Am city guides designed by George Tscherny. Slick designs. 

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Inspired by the 1970s - when we were founded. A decade of style that should never be ignored!

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Boeing 737–200 with Continental’s 1968–1991 “meatball” logo and airplane livery designed by Saul Bass. A genius at work.

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Apple has come a long, long way since the 1970s. When it debuted in 1977, the Apple II was promoted as an extraordinary computer for ordinary people. We quite like his knitwear!

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Group 1, SMTI / UMass Dartmouth, Lounge, 1967. Paul Rudolph.

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Argyle Street at Union Street in Glasgow back in 1977. Must be the best looking  Boots in the land!

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When TV switched off for the night … long before 24-hour TV.

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Long before iPods, Sony had us wired for sound.

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1980s casuals off to the game. Nice knitwear!

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1980s - The golden age of gaming. 

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When Marvin Gaye came to town.

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Back in the day, long before we had mobile phones or the internet to Google people’s details!

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It felt pretty modern back in the day!

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Covent Garden (where we’ve got a store) back in the 1970s. It’s changed a bit!

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Rover’s stately saloon is one of the most fondly remembered cars of the 1970s. They don’t make them like that anymore.

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Concord flying over Hatton Cross Station in 1976, not long after we were founded.

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Sean Connery wearing a black long sleeve knitted polo shirt in Thunderball,

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Travelling in style. 

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1970s.

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Braun Record Player.

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Air travel in the 1970s Boeing 747.

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Air travel in the 1970s Boeing 747 - brilliant colour, space and design.

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Dexys Midnight Runners, first album released July 1980.

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Two Tone, photo by Chalkie Davies.

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1970s Nylon shirts. 

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Knitted Heritage polo. 

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by Stanley Kubrick.

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Seconds, 1966. A film by John Frankenheimer.

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S.H.A.R.P, Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice.

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Martin Parr, The Non-Conformists.

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Bob Mazzer, Underground 1980s.

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The Sweeney, Ian Kennedy Martin, 1975.

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Ship and Whale, Rotherhithe. © Geoff Howard 1975.

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Kiefhoek Workers’ Housing, Rotterdam 1926 (from Modernism: Designing A New World by Christopher Will).

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Stamp for the 1975 Inter-City Service HST.

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Housing and Swan Hunters Shipyard, Wallsend, 1975 by Chris Fillip.

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Queen in Concert, Odeon Hammersmith, December 1st, 1975.

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Inter-city, Euston 1975.

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Bob Mazzer, Underground Telephone.

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Bob Mazzer, Underground 1980′s.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011.

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Pebble Dash.

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Don McCullin protest photo in London.

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Don McCullin exhibition poster.

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Legend (2015).

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Legend (2015).

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Stahl House by Pierre Koenig, a icon of modernism.

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Inspiration for our SS16 collection, taken in Margate, Kent.

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Bronco Bullfrog, 1975. 

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A still from the movie Legend. 

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A great shot.

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A mid century modern illustration. 

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A poster from 1979.

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How We Used To Live, 2013.

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The Heygate Estate, 1975.

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Casuals, 1980s.

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Teddy Boys by Don McCullin, 1974.

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A view over London.

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Chapel Street market Islington London 1970’s.

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Located near Oxford Street in London.

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Saturday night and Sunday morning, 1960.

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The British seaside.

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Something that we found near our head office in Eastcastle Street, London.

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Crystal Hale the founder of Islington boat club with her boat Angel of Islington.

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Another great shot of The Specials.

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A powerful shot of The Specials.

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Tom Hardy in Legend.

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