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Issue Six
classic influence. contemporary style.

Amy Winehouse
Fred Perry's designer laureate

Caro Emerald
Jewel of the Dutch Crown

Lord Dunsby
Drawing Inspiration from the Past

Tallulah Rendall
Pledging her Future to Music

Retro Magazine
Inspired Awards
We showcase our favourite people
and products of the year
editor's letter
T here’s a new year on the
horizon so what better time to
dig into Retro Magazine’s goodie
bag and hand out our Inspired
Awards to the products and
people who’ve made the world
a sparkling place in 2010 (page
4). We also feature some brand
spanking new talent on the scene
with Robbie McCallum, a BAFTA-
nominated script writer, who has
just released his debut, yet already
critically acclaimed novel, ‘I’ll Be
Your Dog’ (page 80). We chatted
with Tallulah Rendall, a creative
tour de force, who has funded her
second album with donations from
her growing army of fans. Smar t
girl (page 84)! We also met up
with Dutch singing sensation, Caro
Emerald, whose first album has
been at number 1 in her homeland
for 27 consecutive weeks (page
54). And if that wasn’t enough

4 44
we’ve got the awesome Amy
Winehouse on the front cover and
we showcase her exclusive clothing
inspired awards

amy winehouse
and accessory range, designed for
Fred Perry (page 44).

Happy new year from the Retro

in this issue
4 Opening the envelope we can announce
the winner of the Inspired Awards 2010 is… 44 Amy Winehouse’s new exclusive range
with Fred Perry.

54 Dutch char t-topper, Caro Emerald, blows

us away with her jazzy style. 68 Lord Dunsby explains why he’s a massive
fan of the 60s.

76 Stunning proper ties that have become

life-projects for their owners. 80 BAFTA-nominated Robbie McCallum’s first
novel delivers one hell of a bite.

84 Tallulah Rendall pledges to stay loyal to her

paying fans. 90 The latest inspired products due to be
released in 2011.

54 68 76
caro emerald

retro interiors
lord dunsby
awards 2010
Welcome to the Retro Magazine
Inspired Awards 2010 where we
celebrate the most inspired people
and products of 2010. At Retro
Magazine we’ve just passed our
first year anniversary, and with
it nearing Christmas, we thought
we’d take this oppor tune moment
to spread the good vibes. So after
much deliberation, and a massive
thank you to our readers for
showering us with nominations and
category suggestions, we’ve arrived
at the award presentation. Enjoy!
AS&P stadium design,
Qatar 2022 World Cup bid
Qatar’s World Cup 2022 bid was tagged with the
slogan of ‘Expect Amazing’ and the task facing
German design company AS&P (Alber t Speer &
Par tner GmbH) was nothing shor t of Herculean. A
country with a population of just 600,000, an average
temperature in the mid 40s, no real spor ting heritage
and with only three stadiums reaching anywhere
near FIFA requirements, it’s an understatement to
say the bid was audacious.
AS&P, in association with two other German
companies, planned all the details for the bid –
including a new and effective metro system – but
it was AS&P’s breathtaking designs for eight of the
nine new stadiums (which include the world’s first
carbon-neutral stadiums which ensure temperatures
don’t exceed 27°C) that secured the tournament.
And, with the surplus stadiums to be broken
down and shipped to developing countries when
the FIFA circus leaves town, these retro-futuristic
stadiums are, in our opinion, ‘beyond amazing’.
A wor thy winner.

most inspired de
esign of the Year
awards 2010

© design: AS&P - Alber t Speer & Par tner GmbH / Visualisation: hhvision, Cologne
festival of th
Vintage at Goodwood
Vintage at Goodwood launched this
year celebrating British cool from the
40s through to the 80s with a jamboree
of DJs, bands, vintage fashion and
vinyl stalls from each of the decades.
Retro Magazine can confirm it was one hell
of a par ty with standout performances
from the Noisettes, The Buzzcocks and
founder Wayne Hemmingway DJing
in the jammed soul tent (the highlight
being when he ripped a record off the

he year
decks, halfway through a track, and
announced “I’ve put the wrong bloody
side on!”). This is some seriously glammed-
up old skool fun, and makes Vintage a
great addition to the festival season.
Bring it on next year!
Advert of the Y
Moma Propaganda
Feel transpor ted back to the future with this series of ads
by Sao Paulo-based agency Moma Propaganda. Created
for MaxiMídia under the campaign name of ‘Everything
Ages Fast’ they give a glimpse of how 60’s ad agencies
would deal with social media. Simple, ingenious and, as

Mad Men’s Roger Sterling succinctly put it: “I bet there
were people walking around in the Bible complaining
about kids today.”

awards 2010
promotion of t
Toyota iQ Disco
The iQ Disco looks like it’s fallen from the
ceiling on to the dancefloor of Studio 54
with its reflective silver foil, added ‘scissor’
doors and 18-inch ‘platform’ wheels. The
world’s first mobile glitter ball! And hats
off to Toyota Germany who’ve pulled up to
the bumper baby with this funky promotion.
And, if we’re being honest, anything that
livens up a car adver t is good in our book.
Just for the record, the iQ Disco comes with
a full professional DJ system which includes

the year
a two-channel mixer, a 15-inch subwoofer,
two record players and a sound system that
pumps out 1000 watts with a peak volume
of 130 dB. Man alive, there’s gonna be one
hell of a disco in that car!
awards 2010

steampunk’d o
awards 2010

Steampuffin specialises in Steampunk innovations, inventions and
gadgetry and this bike is from a collection of unique Steampunk-
inspired architectural salvage and antique items created by Bruce
Rosenbaum in Massachusetts. This bike is, for Retro Magazine,
the standout piece; awesome-looking with unbelievable detailing
and it goes 0-60 in 6.8 seconds (okay, that’s stretching it!). Bruce
sells to Steampunk enthusiasts, home restorers and designers
around the world.

of the Year
model of the Year
Clothing by Mother of London
(latex leggings in collaboration
with Blacklickorish Latex)
Hair/MUA: Ulorin Vex
Photographer: Allan Amato
Copyright: Allan Amato

Ulorin Vex
Ulorin Vex specialises in alternative and avant garde
fashion, ar t, nude and hair modelling; describing
herself as a model, ar tist, sometimes performer and
designer, as well as a hair-dye enthusiast, high-heel
fetishist and 80’s fangirl. For good measure she’s
got a Bachelor’s degree (with Honours) in Natural
Sciences, and plans to complete a master’s. Luckily for
us she is concentrating on her modelling career and
2010 was a signature year, with outstanding shoots
with Steampunk Couture, Miss X Cosmetics and
photographer Allan Amato. Her por tfolio por trays
an extraordinary range of looks, styles and products,
and Retro Magazine is delighted we can strike a pose
and award Ulorin with ‘Model of the Year’.
look of the Year
Shingai Shoniwa
As lead singer of the Noisettes, who have a platinum album
and the smash hit song Rhythm Girl tucked firmly under their
belt, Shoniwa cut a sar torial dash through 2010. She featured
prominently, and elegantly on the social scene, but the band
consolidated their success by releasing a cracking cover of ‘Ever
Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)’ by the Buzzcocks
to celebrate Dr. Mar tens’s 50th Anniversary and ‘Never Forget
You’ was used by Vodafone in an adver t featuring Francesco Totti.
This combined with standout live festival performances at Vintage
at Goodwood and at Malawi’s Lake of Stars means Shoniwa has
been on the rise throughout the year.
awards 2010

designer of the Year

Manish Arora
Described by Hilary Alexander of the
Telegraph as “The John Galliano of
India” Manish Arora has been a jewel
in the crown of the fashion scene since
launching his eponymous range in India in
1997 and tearing up the London Fashion
Week with his debut in 2005. 2010 was
an outstanding year for him and included
a showcase of his collection throughout
India in collaboration with Mercedes. This
range firmly establishes him in the A-list
of the fashion world and Retro Magazine
loves the effor tless way in which he
captures fashion statements from the past
and reinvents them for today. And we’re
not the only ones, stars like Paloma Faith
and Katy Perry have been seen at award
presentations and celebrity bashes in
Manish’s rather splendid attire.
lingerie of the Year

Chantal Thomass
Chantal Thomass is a must for luxury lingerie lovers and when
you buy their products, Chantal believes you will enter a “very
special universe defined by: femininity, sensuality, chic, glamour,
luxury, seduction and imper tinence”.
Delivering on just a couple of those definitions sounds like
money for value and with the spring/summer 2010 collection
featuring luxurious boudoir looks that will appeal to a wide
variety of women (and men), we know we’re on to a winner.
Sophisticated naughtiness.
Brazilian illustrator Mathiole blends traditional painting techniques
with digital design to create pieces with distinctive, dream-like
imagery. His striking colours and tongue-in-cheek illustrations
have been used for all manner of products, from t-shir ts and
bracelets to a specially commissioned piece for Nike. We here at
Retro believe this colourful character has a bright future ahead
of him.

artist of the Y
Year Retro
awards 2010
awards 2010
stereo of the Year
Telac SLD96
A timeless classic. The Teac SL-D96 is a replica of radios
that appeared in nearly every kitchen or bathroom in
the post-second world war era. It comes with all the bells
and whistles you’d expect in a modern day stereo and
it’s the CD player which steals the show with a 20-track
programming and shuffle play function, which means you
can create your own custom soundtrack or mix up your
selections to sing along to in the bath. A bit of ‘In the
Mood’ by Glenn Miller followed by Motorhead’s Ace of
Spades’, anyone?

MINI Rocks Sonoro

This is a great collaboration between sonoro, a German
design and engineering company who specialise in top-
end audio products, and MINI.
The result of the par tnership is an internet radio that
combines urban chic with a ridiculous choice of radio
stations (18,000, sonoro has estimated).
You can take the sound quality for granted so it’s the
classy little touches like original spor t stripes and a MINI
key ring which make this mini stereo mega.
Ghost of a Chair by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers
The Ghost of a Chair is made by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers, a Mexican-
born product and interior designer, based in London. The chair is hand-
made out of 4mm transparent polyester sheets draped over a Louis
XV chair, with each chair unique and unrepeatable due to its unusual
manufacturing process. The material conducts the light, can be customised
in any colour and is made to order.

chair design o
awards 2010

of the Year
a close second Nixie Desk Clock by BDDW
BDDW is known for their heirloom-quality wood furniture,
traditionally joined in select domestic hardwoods with
finishes hand-rubbed with natural oils and lacquers. Tyler
Hays, a painter and sculptor, is the company’s founder
and creative genius; in this piece he’s used Nixie tubes,
the dominant display service from the 50s to the 70s
which were supplanted by LEDs, as the focal point of this
beautiful, classy clock.

awards 2010
“RE_Vinyl” Wall Clocks
Pavel Sidorenko is an Estonian designer, who aims to
create fun yet functional products that retain simplicity,
and interact with their environment and user. We think
he’s got the balance just about right with these quirky
vinyl wall clocks. The range features simple designs, which
Retro Magazine believes will become timeless classics.

k of the Year
awards 2010

motor of the Ye
Mini E Scooter

BMW revealed the Mini scooter – under supermodel Agyness
Deyn’s bottom – to much applause back in October. It ticks all the
eco boxes with zero emissions as the lithium-ion battery is linked
to an electric motor which drives the 11-inch rear wheel. You can
even charge the bike directly from the mains in your house with
a rather handy retractable cable. It looks the business too, with
wing mirrors the size of Prince Charles’s ears and enough chrome
to dazzle a rocker’s eyes on a summer day in Brighton.
awards 2010
accessory of the Year
Alexander Wang for Linda Farrow Sunglasses
Linda Farrow produces luxury glasses for a whole host of the world’s leading
designers. This collaboration with Alexander Wang for spring 2010 was Wang’s
first sunglasses collection. Wang was recently recognised by his peers as the
winner of the CFDA Swarovski Women’s Wear Designer of the Year and he can
now add the Retro’s Best Accessory of 2010 to his collection!
Retro-Futurism Watch
Carson Leong’s watch is a retro-
futuristic masterpiece. He describes it
as “celebrating the magical proper ties
of fused fibre-optics” – when the watch
is turned on a pattern is projected to
the top surface of the fibre-optic. Tiny
sections of the output are visible from
the sides, making the entire watch a
3-D kaleidoscope. The watch has its top
glass replaced by fused fibre optic with 12
facets, each representing an hour of the
day. So when it’s turned off, the watch
becomes a unique fashion accessory,
with the black gem as the feature.

watch of the Year

dÉcor must-have of the year
Stamp Rugs
With Kate and Wills tying the knot next
year, rug makers couldn’t have planned
the release of these patriotic rugs better.
The company was officially granted a
license by Royal Mail to manufacture
this exclusive collection which fully
captures the iconic design of Machin’s
Royal Mail stamps. Whether you use as
a conventional rug or hang on a wall,
these must-have beauties are handmade
from 100% New Zealand wool in the
Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Outstanding!
awards 2010


drink of the Year

Root traces its heritage back to the 1700s
in US when colonists were first introduced
to the Root Tea that Native Americans
would drink as an herbal remedy. As
colonial settlers passed the recipe down
from generation to generation, the drink
grew in potency and complexity. But with
the onset of the temperance movement,
its straight-laced (and non-alcoholic)
offspring, root beer, was born and the
drink became a hazy, hedonistic memory.
Retro Magazine welcomes its return and
tips our glass as we add the bottle to the
office drinks cabinet. Hic!
re-release of the Year
New York Cosmos Shirt
New York Cosmos – the legendary, almost mythical
spor ting organisation that unsuccessfully tried to ‘break’
soccer in the States in the 70s – are back! And Umbro
have done the new team proud with these awesome,
1977-inspired shir ts, that spor t the original crest. All they
need now is to get Pelé out of retirement, sign up David
Beckham and get The Special One in as manager and
they should pull a similar A-crowd to the one that watched
them back in their heyday.
headphones of the Year
ZUMREED Headphones
Tokyo brand ZUMREED branched out in 1998
from ZAKKA after they noticed the fashionable
women outside their office windows were
wearing only black or silver headphones. They
subsequently launched the first colourful range
of headphones in the world and with this unique
new mirror range they’re once again pushing
the boundaries. With great sound quality
these headphone will definitely reflect your
great taste.

awards 2010
album art of t
Best Art Vinyl 2010
Here’s our selection of the most-inspired
covers from a competition shor tlist put
together by Ar t Vinyl. Their judges include
Matthew Cooper, who has designed
sleeves for the Arctic Monkeys and Franz
Ferdinand, and Gerard Saint, who has
designed for Goldfrapp and Basement
Jaxx, and it’s a spectacular array of sleeves.
We’ve gone for Scissor Sisters, Night Work
(Polydor Records), with the photography
by Rober t Mapplethorpe. For a band that
is tight, cheeky, with a lead singer who’s
never hit a bum note in his life, this has to
be the perfect album cover.
The Ar t Vinyl winners will be announced in
the new year so keep an eye on their site.

the Year
Sweet Perr
ry & FineWine
Amy Winehouse has designed an exclusive, one-off clothing and
accessory range for Fred Perry. Bruce Hudson looks at whether
this is the perfect match
F red Perry is Britain’s greatest
tennis player. He won eight Grand
Slam titles in his career, including the
Wimbledon title on three consecutive
occasions. In over 70 years no British
men’s player (including Greg Rusedski,
Tim Henman, and Andy Murray) has
managed to win a Grand Slam title.
That’s right, not one.
Fred’s unique, unbeatable achievements
mean every year at Wimbledon his
name is banded around by optimistic
spor ts journalists, who hope to see
another Brit follow suit. However, it’s
his clothing range, – originally launched
at the club and today worn by an army
of fans – that keeps the Perry name
alive in the home of tennis.

The collaboration with Amy Winehouse

comes with a cer tain risk for Fred
Perry. There’s no doubt if Amy’s singing
prowess matched her tennis ability she
would have already have won a series
of Gland Slams, an Olympic Gold and
been the world Number One but it’s
her off cour t temperament that means
she probably would have broken more
tennis rackets, had more arguments
with linesmen and more code
violations than John McEnroe, to get
there. Fred Perry has always selected
opinionated, cool, intelligent pop stars
to collaborate with (Paul Weller is not
exactly a wallflower) but Amy is a walk
on the wild side!

Halter-Neck Gingham Shir t Dress £ 90

Leather Belt £65
Cropped Trench Coat
As the box office goes, you don’t get
much bigger than Amy. But as any
marketing depar tment will attest,
aligning your brand with a star opens
the possibility of a monumental cock-
up or melt-down. Amy’s career has
been littered with ‘off her head’ live
performances where she has forgotten
lyrics or walked off stage. She’s been
known occasionally to lamp a fan she
doesn’t see eye-to-eye with, and there
is also her long-standing relationship
with drugs.

Argyle Longline Sweater

So why have Fred Perry, the brand,
taken the risk? In one word: talent. Amy
is an awesome talent and as a brand
that was star ted by a spor ts star they
understand that talent is everything
and everything else is forgivable.
Fred Perry, the spor tsman, wasn’t
averse to a bit of controversy and
media scrutiny himself. In his pomp he
dated Marlene Dietrich (romancing
her while giving her tennis lessons);
was engaged to English actress Mary
Lawson; and was described by the
Observer’s tennis correspondent Jon
Henderson as being “6ft tall, weighs
around 12 stone; sculptors declare his
physique perfect...women fall for him
like ninepins.” Henderson also quotes
one commentator as having said at
the height of Perry’s success: “When
he goes to Hollywood, male film stars
go and sulk in Nevada.” Fred Perry
had the talent but he was also box
office and today the brand continues
to align themselves with stars that
have both.

Amy Bowling Shir t£60

Shor t Pencil Skir t £80
Leather Belt £65
Pop stars and spor ts stars have always
lived by a different set of cultural rules,
and have been subjects of idolisation and
hero worship. Score a goal, hit a great
backhand, write a great pop song and
everything else can be brushed under the
carpet. In football the game is littered with
idols such as Paul Gascoigne, George Best,
and Tony Adams (to name a few) whose
addictions were positively encouraged as
long as the results – and performances –
remained. What the teetotal Fred Perry
would have made of the excesses of
modern stars such as Amy is anybody’s
guess, but one thing he would have
understood is the unbelievable talent of
one of the UK’s finest pop singers.

As BBC commentator Dan Maskell noted

about Fred Perry “He was not typically
British; there was an aggressiveness and
dedication about him that was out of step
with the contemporary attitude towards
spor t.” Undeniably, the same could be
said of Amy’s approach to music. It’s why
Fred Perry HQ chose her to design this
range and, in terms of talent, why she and
Fred would have made an unbeatable
par tnership. Game, set and love!

To see the full collection visit

Knitted Silk Shir t £70

Shor t Pencil Skir t £80
Leather Belt £65
diamond in the r
The sultry, sexy tones of Dutch-born Caro Emerald herald a new beginning
for jazz. Her dramatic rise to fame in Holland this year happened via word
of mouth with her debut album staying at number 1 for 27 weeks. Her debut
single, ‘Back It Up’, with its feisty, sassy, xylophone-infused Americano
sound, sets the crowded dance floor scene for the rest of the album’s
rich pool of neo-swing, jazz and scratch. Julia Brandon met the suitably
suggestive Caro Emerald.
How would you describe your song, and it just came naturally to studio I’d go as I really enjoyed
music? sing like that. I realised that I was the experience. Through him
I’d say that it’s a mix between very good at it, so I looked for singing I met David, and he brought a
modern beats and old-fashioned lessons, and eventually went on to very different sound that I clicked
sounds from the 40s and 50s. music school. with immediately. When I finally
It was at the Conservatorium in recorded the demo for ‘Back It Up’
Are you influenced by any Amsterdam (a Dutch academy of I was completely in love with the
artists in particular? music) where I met the producers song and felt so proud of it. I knew
I love the energetic, jazzy vibe of that I later on ended up working it was going to be a hit.
big band performers, such as Gene with. I made a demo with them,
Krupa, and I’m really into film music and they cultivated my love of old- You mentioned when you were
from earlier eras. fashioned records – that mix of old performing on stage in London
and new. that each song tells a story like a
What is it about music from the movie – tell us more about that.
40s and 50s that you like? So a few years later you Well that comes from Jan and
I’m not really sure, because I wasn’t received a phone call from David too. It was their idea to have
brought up listening to it! I was Dutch producer, Jan van a consistent style that connects all
raised on classical music, but that Wieringen and his colleague the songs on the album – to write
sound really didn’t interest me David Schreurs inviting you them in a cer tain way. They’re both
– I was always in my own little to sing ‘Back It Up’ and that very knowledgeable about movies,
world as a child. I think my first changed everything for you? the aim was to watch old 40’s
recognition of the type of music Well I’d been working with Jan on and 50’s movies for research and
I liked came when I had to sing a and off ever since I met him. If he inspiration. It’s a way of writing so
solo in the school play. It was a jazz ever called needing help at the that the songs tell a story.
Do you write all your has happened still doesn’t sink in. Is there anyone you’d like to
own songs? I get recognised on the streets of collaborate with?
I did co-write around four songs Amsterdam now and I don’t like It’s hard to say, but Lady Gaga
on this album, including ‘You it! When you’re all dolled up on comes to mind, because she’s so
Don’t Love Me’ and ‘The Other stage and performing it’s great different. She has her own musical
Woman’. It’s the first time that for people to know who you empire – her own style and music
I’ve had the oppor tunity to really are, but when you’re just going – and that’s what I want for
do that. I was surprised that they grocery shopping in your jogging myself. My own signature style.
wanted to co-write with me! bottoms and not feeling your She’s someone that I look up to,
But it was a great experience, best, it’s really hard to know how because she made it happen.
and I worked on all the vocal to act!
arrangements at home – it was a What’s next for you?
chance to discover a lot of ideas. The whole of Europe! We’ve
toured in France and the UK
The addition of a DJ in your already, and ‘Back It Up’, which
band is a fantastic mix, are became our debut single, is
you responsible for putting getting more and more airplay.
the band together? We share the same PR company
Well we reached the stage as Katie Melua, so we’re planning
where all the demos and songs on touring with her to Germany,
were finished, so we needed a Italy and Belgium. It’s going to be
band to showcase the music to a fun!
live audience. And it was tough
getting everyone together, as What’s your favourite track
we were trying to create a really from the album and why?
special sound. We didn’t want to I think that they’re all special, but
produce something that seemed ‘The Other Woman’ is the song
old-fashioned – we needed to be that I feel most connected to.
really modern on stage, and at It contains a large chunk of my
the same time not like other retro Your album stayed at number original lyrics, and it was written
bands that were already around. one in the Dutch album charts from personal experience – but
So we came up with the idea of for a record breaking 27 my version had a different topic,
having a DJ instead of a drummer weeks, how easy do you think I’ve not been the other woman!
to give it some kick. I called someit will be to repeat this success? I like this version though. It works.
musicians that I knew, and we all I don’t think you can repeat
set out on an adventure together! success because every situation or ‘Deleted Scenes From The
scenario is different. London felt Cutting Room Floor’ is available
Your success in The like home when we performed for download at
Netherlands has been there, as it has a similar vibe and
impressive and swift – were culture to Amsterdam, but it will
you expecting to be received definitely be hard to break any
so well? more records!
Not at all, and I still don’t know
how to deal with it! We’ve had Have you always wanted to
no time to think about it because be a singer?
we’ve had such a busy schedule. Yes, I have – always. I became
I just concentrate on what I’m fanatical about singing once
wearing, and preparing vocally I star ted taking lessons, and
for each gig. Even on my days I realised my dream by studying
off though, the reality of what at the Conservatorium.
wheels in motion

We call ourselves a collaboration of
artisan scooter enthusiasts.

After years of riding classic

Vespas and Lambrettas,
overdosing on bitter coffees in
roadside cafes, we realised the
glamour of scootering had
Our project is to rediscover the lost
charisma and inject it back into
todays scene.

The Mozzino Ar t Collective
was launched in 2010. The
project was conceived on
a ride to a scooter rally in nor thern
Malaysia in 2008 with a well-known
scooter club from Singapore. The scene
in Asia was an unknown territory
for most scooterists back in Europe,
but having witnessed the scale of a
PSK rally in Kuala Lumpur, Mozzino
founder Tobie Anderson soon realised
that the world of scootering was a
global phenomenon.
The search for a motif
linking scooter enthusiasts
grew into a photographic
ar t project. A chance meeting with
a photographer and model from
Vietnam led to the first calendar
shoot on the beaches of Hoi An,
Vietnam in June 2009. The next shoot
was in the urban streets of Vietnam’s
capital, Ha Noi, then on to Singapore,
and finally the old Por tuguese por t of
Malacca, Malaysia. The first in a series
of calendars featuring three Asian
countries was complete.

Each photo references the past era

of scootering, giving a contemporary
insight into today’s riders and their
scooters, using the Vespa and
Lambretta of local club members at
each shoot location. The graphic style
was based on a retro look inspired by
the 1969 Piaggio service calendar, and
to ensure the quality of the finished
product echoed that of 50’s calendars,
pages were printed on 170gsm paper
using a lithographic press.
Mozzino’s future plans are to
design a series of café bars which
will unite garage cool with classic
glamour. The bars will provide a platform
for new ar t projects in photography and
print, and also for the 2012 Mozzino ar t
calendar which will feature the UK, Spain,
and the motherland of all scootering, Italy.

For more information, or to buy Mozzino’s

2011 calendar, visit:
The ART o
Steve Millington is a Mancunian illustrator
specialising in art and design with a retro
twist.. Influenced by the fashion and music
of past eras, Lord Dunsby (as Steve is often
known) , has carved out a creative niche by
revamping the old and leading
with the new

Steve Millington aka Lord Dunsby - done in the past that I was over the moon with at
who is Lord Dunsby? ? the time. I find that the pieces of mine that I love
Lord Dunsby is basically just a nickname – it and the ones that other people like are rarely the
comes from a tailor’s shop that a group of friends same ones.
and I once used. We’d get lovely, 60’s style,
sharp, slim-cut suits made there back in the You have developed a rather
80s when Joe Public had mullets, wore bolero distinctive method- of drawing
jackets and snow-washed jeans. Our little ‘gang’ where did the style come from and
of mods became known as ‘The Dunsby’s Crew’, how did it evolve?? ?
and I suppose the name stuck! It’s constantly evolving, but I’m not sure where
I’d say it evolves from – it’s a bit like handwriting
Where does your creative interest in a way. There are different mediums and
come from? Is art your only outlet?? ? techniques that I love to master, and at the
I’m not sure where the interest in being creative moment I’m obsessed with Warhol’s blotted line
comes from, but as far back as I can remember technique that he used on his very early works
I’ve always loved making things, whether that be as an illustrator – it gives a truly beautiful quality
drawing or painting. I suppose you have to be of line. I suppose the distinctive style comes from
passionate about drawing to be any good at it. surrounding myself with images, books, records
I love music – although I’m not very musical – and objets d′art from the mid 20th century. It
and dancing and cooking too, though not all at soaks in by osmosis and drips out the end of the
the same time! pen nib.

What was the first piece of art that Much of your art has a cheery
you produced that you were truly satirical tone to it - is this a
happy with?? ? reflection of you or the genre that
It’s hard to say really; I’m never truly happy with you choose to work in??
any work that I’ve done for very long. I always find A mixture of the two. I’m quite a sarcastic,
fault there somewhere. I’d never consider myself grumpy old man by nature, though
a perfectionist but I do wince at some work I’ve hopefully with a thread of humour there too.
I find the illustration styles around today to be a bit
Who else have you collaborated
po-faced and serious, where as mid 20th century with, and on what projects?
stuff is generally witty, and a bit more clever in its
I recently worked with Ben Sherman on a range
conception. of T-shirts, and Vans skatewear for their girls’
A/W range for 2011. I’ve got a collaboration with
A lot of what you do is based on Herb Lester coming up soon on one of their fab
a retro theme - where does this maps – lovely stuff that’s well worth checking out.
come from?? ?
Growing up in the 80s; fashion and style hit rock Who are your heroes? ?
bottom during that period. I hated the music I’m not really one for hero worship but people
and loathed the styles around at the time – truly I admire? Ronald Searle, Kenneth Townsend,
hideous! I just couldn’t bring myself to wear it or Sasek, Charley Harper, Jim Flora… I could go
have anything to do with it, and had to go two on all day, but they are the illustrators at the top
decades earlier to find an era that suited me. of the list for me.
Fortunately enough, plenty of other young people
felt exactly the same way. We had a thoroughly What are you currently working on?? ?
good time living in the 60s throughout the 80s! We I’m currently working on an LP cover for a Spanish/
just ignored the popular culture of the time, and Italian jazz musician based in Barcelona. Other
when you go through something like that at such than that I’ve got a couple of private commissions,
a young age it stays with you for life. and I’m currently looking for a decent agent!

You describe your illustrations as If you could exhibit anywhere in the

''looking back but always with one world, where would it be?
foot firmly going forward' - how easy Well an exhibition that I have a piece in has just
is this to achieve? ? started in London after finishing in Sheffield,
I think that living in the past is okay up to a point, and will hopefully be travelling on up to the
but you have to join in and converse with the rest Biscuit Factory Gallery in Newcastle next year.
of the planet sooner or later. Your work has to At the moment you can catch up with it on
have some relevance to the rest of society, and but I’d
hopefully my work strikes a chord with people no love to have my own show and exhibit in any
matter what their background, interests or tastes. of those places. And I’d love to exhibit in my
hometown of Manchester.
Do you think there has been an
increase in demand for retro- Modern, abstract art : unskilled
inspired art,, and has this influenced rubbish or genius? ?
the type of art that you produce? ? [Laughs] It’s not a black and white issue, though
Definitely, though over the past few years ‘retro’ my kneejerk reaction is to say unskilled rubbish,
seems to have become a bit of a buzz word for though I’d be wrong. That’s the sarcastic, grumpy
anything earlier than last week. People in the old man showing through again!
same breath will talk about things being ‘ironic’
without seemingly understanding the meaning of
the word, such as ‘ironically retro’ — what does
that mean?

How do you choose what subject

matters to draw or focus on? ?
That’s a very difficult question! Whatever pops into
my head I suppose – sometimes eating too much
cheese at night can help! But in all seriousness,
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“ Regret is the most useless emotion.
You lose things (even the car keys)
for very good reasons – usually to
grow, develop, and move on.”

pause for
Robbie McCallum was born in Glasgow,
Scotland. He has won numerous writing
awards, including a BAFTA nomination
for his film script ‘Rank’. He divides his
time between homes in Brighton, UK
and the City of Mindelo, on the island of
São Vicente.

His first novel, I’ll Be Your Dog

(Ingram £7.99), has just been released
and is available at:

r thought
You’ve had a BAFTA nomination Old school typewriter or state of
for best short film. Is the writing the art computer?
process for a novel similar? Good old pen and paper for creativity and
Creatively, yes. Practically, no. Writing’s about inspiration: teetering piles of notepads jostle
focusing your attention on the idea, characters, for position across the floorboards. For editing
and story, and just recording what comes and and delivery, however, it’s a state-of-the-art
presenting it in the most compelling order. Macbook Pro.
Practically, however, a screenplay must
accommodate creative input from producers, the Life experience or fantasy world?
director, and cast and crew. A novel only allows Both. My life’s been ‘eventful’ and my early
room for the reader. experiences certainly had much turmoil and
heartbreak. That said, when I write about those
To write do you lock yourself in times it always comes out as black comedy; it’s
a darkened room… or transcribe the prism through which I’m looking. The more
to a secretary Barbara pain you’re in, the more you need the laughter.
Cartland-style? As for fantasy, the whole process of writing is one
I need silence to concentrate. In the attic, I of utter make-believe, lies, and the suspension
have a hammock beneath the skylight, an old of disbelief, but the spirit of the thing rings true
mahogany desk in the far corner, and a solid oak and that’s why we go back, again and again, to
cover over the hatch. the storyteller.
This is your first published If you can’t have both for
novel. Is there crumpled ‘I’ll be your Dog’ would you
paper of failed attempts choose critical acclaim or a
littering your home? best seller?
No. There’s an angry mob of well-turned Best seller every time. Time’s the only critic
manuscripts vying for my attention and without an axe to grind.
demanding liberty.
Have you got a follow up
How long did it take to write? novel planned?
7.30 ‘til noon, every day for two months. I’m currently working on two other books.
‘Hips, Lips, and Fingertips’ is a black comedy
How did you get a publisher? set in the 80s about a pickpocket chancer
I played blackjack with the Devil – and lost. who dreams of opening London’s first lap
dancing club. ‘Smiling out Loud’ is a travel
The book is set in Louisiana. book about my comical experiences living
Were you living there when you and working in sub-tropical Africa.
wrote it?
No, Africa, but that gave me some crucial Ever picked up a book in a shop
critical distance. I worked and partied in New and read the first 100 pages?
Orleans and absolutely love the city. It’s so No. I’m more of a library lizard. I opened
unique yet still Stars ‘n’ Stripes American. I Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Time Traveler’s
don’t think the particular set of circumstances Wife’ by chance and had to put my life on
which unfold in the story could happen in any hold for two days.
other part of the States.
What was your favourite book
What was the inspiration for when you were 13?
the novel? Jack London’s ‘The Call of the Wild’. I was a
I was working as a scriptwriter in Dallas, skinhead at 13 and in a gang and this story
Texas. After one gruelling shoot, we had a affected me so much I had the confidence to
party and my producer bought me a tarot card read aloud in class. I loved it and I threatened
reading from a street vendor. I should explain the other kids to keep quiet when we read it
we were thoroughly soaked in tequila and I’m out loud in class or else they’d get grief in the
not a believer. She told me never to go to New playground.
Orleans. Never. The next day I got a job offer
on the Times Picayune. I left immediately, and What’s your favourite first-line
during one long, hot Louisiana summer met from a novel?
the extremely colourful bunch of characters He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense
that now populate the book. that the world was mad. ‘Scaramouche’ -
Rafael Sabatini.
Whose work is your work
comparable to? What books are on your
It’s not for me to say. I don’t have a TV so bedside table at the moment?
I read widely but my influences are pretty ‘A Man of the People’ by Chinua
narrow. Laurie Lee for visual brilliance, Alan Achebe; ‘The Maltese Falcon’ by Dashiell
Sillitoe for heart and honesty, and Jack Hammett, and ‘The Loneliness of
London for sheer force of writing. the Long Distance Runner’ by Alan Sillitoe.
If you had to choose one novel Which career would you have
to read on your death bed what most likely have followed if
would it be? you weren’t doing what you
‘Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant are today?
Messiah’ by Richard Bach. It would put me But for one key decision at the end of
perfectly in the zone for the next journey. University I would have certainly remained
an engineer.
What’s your favourite vintage/
retro shop? What’s your favourite street
Afflecks Palace in Manchester. I first went market?
there in 1982 when it opened with my older, The Barras in Glasgow’s East End.
and incredibly trendy, cousins from Salford.
We’d drink this exotic Italian coffee (now the What’s a song to get the party
common latte), work out what to wear, and started? And one to chill to?
how many parties we could be seen at on a To crank it up it’d be ‘Sacred Child’ by The
Saturday night. Great days. Silencers, and to wind down: ‘The Sweetest
Decline’ by Beth Orton.
Have you ever lost anything
that you really regret? What has been your proudest
No. Regret is the most useless emotion. achievement?
You lose things (even the car keys) for very Fatherhood. ‘Look Sue, we made an ear! We
good reasons, usually to grow, develop, and made a little button nose…’
move on.
And is there one thing you
What’s your favourite drink? want to do before your pen
Caipirinha – Rum, crushed lime, sugar and runs out of ink?
ice, no mixer – 180 million Brazilians can’t A book called ‘Million Man Me’ keeps barging
be wrong! into my consciousness and demanding to be
written. I haven’t got a clue where to start.
What’s your favourite building It’ll be my next big leap of faith and that
and why? excites me.
The Eiffel Tower. I went to university in Paris
in my 20s and spent many a night cuddled
up beneath it watching the clouds silently
zip by. Something the Gendarmes wouldn’t
allow these days.

Who or what has been the

biggest influence on your life?
Who: Sue, my wife.
What: The realisation that words are thoughts
wrapped in sound (or ink).

What’s your favourite TV show?

Mr. Ben. I used to skive off school to get
home in time to watch it.
“ I dressed up in an enormous
furry elephant costume to barter
with a guitar shop owner.

Tallulah Rendall is a London-based, half-Australian, half-English singer-songwriter. She
has just released a new single, ‘Blind Like a Fool’, from her second album, ‘Alive’, which
will be out March 2011. The album sees Tallulah collaborate with artists including painters,
animators, jewellery designers and dancers – who have used each track as a starting
inspiration for an exclusive piece of art. The album was funded with the support of
Tallulah’s ever-growing fanbase through the Pledge music website, which
enabled fans to contribute towards the production of ‘Alive’ in exchange for a host of
unique experiences including private gigs, backstage access and handwritten lyric books.

If you could choose one person to collaborate What do you collect?

with in the future who would it be? People. Sounds a bit dark doesn’t it. But I love
Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age. collaborating; I love ideas and people who are unafraid
to follow their own ambitions. So much of what I
Where do you prefer to live? Australia, the UK or do is so insular that I guess it’s that other extreme
somewhere else? that balances it all out. The only things I spend money
I have always been pretty nomadic. Whenever I tour on are guitars, books and music. I recently bought a
in Australia I write albums, but my band is based in 1964 Fender Coronado II. I dressed up in an enormous
the UK as is my life, so I am always drawn back here. furry elephant outfit in order to bar ter with the shop
I love Berlin as well, so to be honest I am not sure. It’s owner, much to his complete bemusement. Oh and
an ongoing dilemma. I choose all three. shoes…I have a bit of a fetish for them but after music
there are never many pennies left for things like that.
Where did you have your most
memorable meal? Do you have a 20th century hero or idol?
On the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan I have many: Patti Smith with her wild freedom,
Government Building, on the last night of our Japanese Andrew Logan with his limitless creativity, Jeff Buckley
Tour. Cellist Joanna Quail and I sat in this weird for his beautiful voice (and face!), Billie Holiday, Nina
Grecian-style restaurant drinking Prosecco looking Simone. There are many writers; to name a few: F.
out to Mount Fuji. I can’t remember what we ate but Scott Fitzgerald, J. R. R. Tolkien, John Fowles, Gabriel
I remember everything else! Garcia Marquez and Ernest Hemingway.

tallulah rendall
What is your favourite film of
all time?
Oh god. I find it really hard to pick just
one. So I guess there is the cool choice,
Mulholland Drive, and the honest choice...
hmm [pauses], Pretty Woman or Lord Of
The Rings!

Who is your all time favourite actor?

Johnny Depp for all round fulfilments!
Daniel Day Lewis would win my best actor
nomination – I recently saw The Age of
Innocence, written by Edith Whar ton and
directed by Mar tin Scorsese, and was
mesmerised by his performance.

What was your first job?

Working for a theatre.

What are you reading at the moment?

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of
Humanity in Rwanda, by Lt. Gen. Romeo
Dallaire. It is the most hear tbreaking book
I have ever read.

Do you have a favourite song. Why?

This week I am torn between Blood
Bank by Bon Iver and The Devil Spoke by
Laura Marling. Blood Bank has beautiful
harmonies and a warmth that is irresistible.
The Devil Spoke makes my toes tap.

Give us a record to get the place

jumping, and one record to chill to.
Shoot To Kill by AC/DC.
Pink Moon by Nick Drake.

If you had to go to a fancy dress party

what would you wear?
Glitter and lots of it.

What’s your favourite street market?

It used to be Spitalfields.
What’s your favourite vintage/retro Records. Recording my first album Libellus
shop? with Marius De Vries. Releasing my record
My mum’s attic. in 2009 as a book with paintings alongside
each song. Writing my next album. In 2010
Have you lost anything that you really teaming up with Pledge Music and raising
regret? the money to record and manufacture my
A couple of drummers. second record ‘Alive’ by selling copies in
advance to fans. Then giving each song from
What’s your favourite drink? this album to an ar tist and asking them to
A free one. It’s a rum & pineapple juice if run free. Each one returned with a piece of
you’re buying! ar t. I had an idea and somehow through
sheer stubborn determination I have made
What’s your favourite building and why? it happen, so yes I am proud.
The Sydney Opera House – I would love
to do a gig there. I have just been told that If you could live in any decade, which
makes me egocentric! one, and why?
From 1963 to 1973. My favourite bands
Who or what has been the biggest were performing and musically it was a
influence on your life? time when boundaries were pushed and
My family. the mainstream was not saturated with
crap. There was actually something honest,
What is your favourite TV show? original and inspiring about the mainstream
I don’t have a TV but I am a sucker for cheesy musicians. The music they were writing
American stuff like Brothers & Sisters. and the lives they led. It riles me that in this
decade all the good music is suppressed in
Which career would you have most place of utter **** and what we get to
likely have followed if you weren’t doing listen to in the UK is dominated by reality
what you are today? TV shows. Signed ‘Angry from London!’
Explorer; troubadour; Fluffer…
Have you ever ‘splashed’ the cash on
Can you remember your first boy/ something big?
girlfriend’s name and are you still in GUITARS!!!!! The only thing I ever spend
contact? money on.
Yes and yes. We still tour and write together.
Is there one thing you want to do before
What has been your proudest you depart the stage?!
achievement? I feel like I have only just begun. There is a
Setting up my record Label, Transducer life of power slides to be had.

Tallulah starts a tour of Australia on the 29th December 2010.

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