Blitz Kids, Skins and Silver Spoons Homer Sykes Cafe Royal Books


London in the 1980s – still class riddled – different groups operating close to each other but rarely mixing – the ‘Blitz’ Kids, clubbers – Steve Strange, Boy George, Philip Sallon and Leigh Bowery who met up on a Tuesday night in Covent Garden at the Blitz.

The Skins – skin heads and suedes

And the Silver Spoons …. born privileged – hoping to simply step into their parent’s shoes, and somehow unaware of just how much everything was changing around them.

Cafe Royal Books

Café Royal Books publishes limited edition Photobooks coveted by fans and collected by major institutions. The Zines focus on British documentary photography. Café Royal is run and founded by Craig Atkinson.

Craig explains ‘My aim is to create a focussed and complete archive of British documentary photography. I publish roughly 70 titles each year with a small edition ‘archive box’ every 100th title. These archive boxes are aimed at major collections, libraries and museums — helping to increase the visibility of the work and making the books publicly accessible for as long as possible. Collectors are wide and varied but include, MoMA NY, Harvard University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, The British Library, The Hyman Collection, Martin Parr Foundation, TATE, V&A / National Art Library’.

28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital

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Weight 80 g
Dimensions 16.0 × 0.3 × 23.0 cm

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