Friday, 16 March 2018

In Biba

One thing I really love about going to an art college is the library. It's strictly arts related only, and it's an absolute treasure trove. Although I study illustration I'm obviously free to browse what I like, and it's such a thrill to get to flick through expensive coffee table books on vintage designers and fashion movements that I can only dream of owning. They also have every issue of Vogue from 1965!

One book I discovered recently was this neat Biba book. It's fully illustrated on the most beautiful paper, and details the Biba story and it's boutiques. So much detail has gone into this book, and Barbara Hulanicki's own sketches are interspersed throughout the text. Although a fairly modern print, it's unlike most other books and really physically feels in the spirit of Biba. I couldn't resist sharing a few photos.












It's quite pricey, but if you'd like your own copy you can buy it here.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing the picture. I'd love to be able to find something amazing from Biba one day. :)

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    1. Same, I always keep an eye out on eBay and the like but it's always so expensive! Make up is all I've ever been able to afford.

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  2. This looks awesome! I am not a huge Biba fan, but I love how the illustrations are worked into all of the text.

    Art school can be awesome. Mine had dance, theater, and music so I was able to checkout a really cool book that studies Hip-Hop and rap from other countries. It was just really interesting learning how people worked the culture into their own.

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    1. I love how the illustrations are so reminiscent of the era.

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  3. That book is lovely, thanks for sharing it! x

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  4. That library sounds quite wonderful! This book is amazing, I just love all the illustrations!

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    1. Aren't they great?! They're so perfectly evocative of the the time!

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