BBC’s Soul Music featured Dido’s Lament which is the beautiful piece of music they play leading up to the silence on Remembrance Day. The composer, Henry Purcell who died in 1695, aged 36, has influenced contemporary film scores and music.
The treat comes at the end when Jeff Buckley sings the Lament. The programme has now been taken off iPlayer but you can listen to him singing here with a description of the recording.
David James has launched his ‘outofprint’ website cataloging his work from 1988 – 2010. It includes some of the early music covers and posters, the longstanding Prada collaboration and creative direction for Another magazine.
He explains the thinking behind the projects in ‘idea evolution’ which is an honest and straightforward description of process. It’s hard to pick a favourite as there is so much good work, but this represented a turning point for David and the photographer Glen Luchford and the beginning of the campaigns.
He told me it wouldn’t be up permanently, so better take a look while it’s there.
We made this small film at the end of an editorial shoot with Georgia Frost based on the Fellini film 8 1/2.
Thanks to Tim, Hope, Jo, Claire, Tom, Andrew, Adrian and to Georgia who really is this lovely.
Or does anyone else see some similarities between Arshile Gorky’s painting of the artist with his mother and Charles Anastase’s A/W 2010 presentation at London Fashion week. Anastase also used a palette of yellows and mustards in his ‘Winter Garden’ collection.
Gorky has a retrospective show at the Tate Modern and the posters are up all over London featuring this painting he took from a photograph.