Friday, 10 September 2010

electric eden

This is the cover for Electric Eden, a book Ive just read on the history of british folk music. Although i have a huge interest in the subject I was mainly drawn to the book by the stunning photo which was taken in 1935. I have always had an obsession with electricity pylons/ water towers/ power stations etc and their strange existance in the english countryside as weird examples of industrialization and modernism alongside trees and fields. Pylons have always cropped up in my own work and i really love the farmers ploughing around the base of the structure as if it does not exist. I really liked the typeface used on the cover too, mixing the pastoral with the elecricity wires conveyed the whole story of folk musics journey from the fields through to modern times.

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