Thursday 17 March 2011


It's typical. Just when I'd got a load of old sexist adverts from seventies trade magazines as well as esoteric early seventies avant-garde architecture and a weird sixties American sci-fi fan magazine (which has a page where readers request a still from a particular film to be printed because they remembered it was a good scene) my bloody scanner breaks. As we are on a tight budget at between channels there may well be a short hiatus whilst I search eBay for a new thermionic valve (or go to Staples). To tide you on here's an old back issue of 'Processing' magazine, featuring a bloke and a big bank of controls. Until later ...


  1. Did the guys who requested film stills in the sci-fi mag ever think/dream of a future where nearly every film is just a few clicks away or was that too sci-fi?
    Looking forward to this, hope you get your new scanner soon.

  2. Wow. That's the most elegantly kicking bit of circa-then graphic design I've seen in a while. And yeah, hope the scanner sitch gets resolved soon, cos that backlog you mentioned sounds like it's going to be really, really nice.

  3. As we luxuriate in the ease with which seemingly endless entertainment possibilities are close at hand, I sometimes wonder if the times of simply desiring to see a still from a film didn't have something magical that we've lost?

    Hope you get the scanner problem fixed soon.