Monday, 20 December 2010

BT tunnels

Tales of a network of tunnels under the streets of London linked to WWII and the Cold War have been whispered for many years. Some are public knowledge whilst others remain a mystery. These photo's are of a network of Tunnels located in Holborn that were owned by BT until a few years ago.

The 'Kingsway telephone exchange' as these tunnels became known were used by BT after they were decommissioned as WWII Air raid shelters. They were once home to over 200 employees who enjoyed the comforts of a restaurant, bar and games room over 200 feet below ground. During the Cold War the exchange handled direct communications between the British and Russian Prime Minister and American President. Google them for a world of mystery and interest.

Two of the three entrance's remain in existence. One is located on Furnival Street and the other is on near 32 High Holborn. We are going to investigate more to find the 'actual' entrance, this access door below looks suspect.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Facebook map

We love a good map and this one just appeared on the news wires. It shows connections between facebook friends. The brighter the area the more friends. Simple.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test

This is one of the earliest pieces of footage to be shot on colour film. It's like stepping back in time. This test was shot in 1922, 13 years before the first full length colour feature. Beautiful. More info here.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Blogs we like: Animation backgrounds

This blog is on hiatus but has an amazing collection of animation backgrounds. I came across this after discovering my VHS copy of "Donald in Mathmagic Land" under my bed and doing a bit of curious searching online. If you haven't seen this short Disney film I highly recommend a viewing.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Stop frame on the iPad

Nice use of an old technique with new technology, we like.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Online Synth

Came across this, good fun, nice sounds and they have loads more synth emulators here.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Gerhard Richter

Paintings often originating from a photograph or newspaper clipping. Some stunning images and powerful subjects of political importance.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography

This exhibition looks at photographic image making, sans camera. Looks rather good indeed and it's on at the V&A until 20th February 2011.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Bombay by El Guincho

I dont get it but it's great.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Blogs we like: Sex savages on wheels

…and what a blog it is. Bikes, sex and more.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Detroit lives

An interesting short film on Detroit, if only for promotion but worth a watch non the less.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Redefining low budget film making. Beautiful work from vfx artist turned director Gareth Edwards.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Hipster Hitler

Quite a nice little comic that will make you chuckle.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Three Kings Tattoo, Brooklyn NYC

This spot by Ryan Scafuro makes me want to drop everything and become a tattoo artist.

Sunday, 26 September 2010


Cute and clever stop motion from Kirsten Lepore.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Alex Gross

Bizarre and beautiful paintings from Alex Gross.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Ghosts in the Hollow

Beautiful and disturbing movie about abandoned coal mining towns by Jim Lo Scalzo.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Blogs we like: Good Old Valves

On the back of our previous post we were pointed in the direction of this site. Cool as.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Friday, 20 August 2010

Len Lye

Len Lye produced some amazing films back in the 30's and finally someone has put a fantastic collection of good quality versions on YouTube. These may not be up long so view them whilst you can, they'll stick with you forever.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Climb Dance

This short film documenting Ari Vatanen's 1988 Pike Peaks hill climb run is pure car porn. Thanks to Jalopnik for the link.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Blogs we like: American Suburb X

An amazing blog with articles on photo's, photographers, culture, essays. All pretty good viewing and reading.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

It's a Salford Thing

A really nice collection of shop fronts using a play on phrases and names. See more great work on Vanessa's site.

Monday, 9 August 2010

America in colour

I've seen the thousands of black and white images commissioned by the FSA to document what was happening in the dust bowl, but this colour collection gives a whole new insight to life in America during that time.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Laurent Nivalle

Well established automotive photographer Laurent Nivalle has hidden an amazing set of images from the Le Mans classic on his site. Have a look.