How Eliel Saarinen worked from home

The Finnish architect was born on this day, 20 August. His studio home, on the shores of Lake Vitträsk, is a masterpiece of early 20th century architecture

Gesellius, Lindgren, & Saarinen. Hvitträsk, Luoma, Finland. Open to the public. Architect (Herman Gesellius, 1874-1916); architect, painter (Armas Lindgren, 1874-1929); architect, painter (Eliel Saarinen, 1873-1950).  Finnish Heritage Agency and The National Museum of Finland

All you need to know about In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

Our new book looks at some of the most beautiful, moving and thoughtful memorials of the past four decades

In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

All you need to know about Snacky Tunes

Discover the delicious and unexpected interplay between stove and stereo in this tasty new overview of great chefs and their love of music

Snacky Tunes

A Phaidon guide to New York’s museum reopenings

Heading out to admire art in Manhattan again? Then pack these books alongside a face mask and hand sanitizer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

How our Casa Mi Casa co-author wants to change the restaurant business

In a New York Times profile Daniela Soto-Innes explains why she wants to make restaurants kinder, less gruelling, places to work post-Covid

Daniela Soto-Innes, co-author of Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook, winner of the elit™ Vodka World's Best Female Chef 2019, and one of the New York Times' 15 Creative Women for Our Time

Wolfgang Tillmans and Olafur Eliasson reopen Berghain

They are among 80 Berlin artists taking part in a new show housed inside the city's cavernous techno club

Love (Hands in Air), 1989 by Wolfgang Tillmans

Take a look at the beautiful NY summer house where our new writer lives and works

Simon Doonan and husband Jonathan Adler have been in their Shelter Island summer house since March, and they just gave the NY Times a tour

Simon Doonan (right) and Jonathan Adler in their Shelter Island home

Snacky Tunes talk food and music with Frieze next week

Darin and Greg Bresnitz, hosts of the hit podcast, will chat with Frieze’s publisher, Rebecca Ann Siegel, about the cultural significance of our listening and eating habits

Frieze's advertisement for their Snacky Tunes Session

The best thing to spin on a Dieter Rams record player

Brian Eno is releasing his Dieter Rams documentary soundtrack on a suitably minimal, limited edition, vinyl LP to mark Record Store Day

Brian Eno's Rams soundtrack LP, featuring a simple portrait of Rams. Image courtesy of Rams documentary director Gary Hustwit's Instagram (@gary_hustwit)

All you need to know about Paul Smith

In this bright new monograph, the legendary designer selects 50 objects that have influenced his 50-year-old brand

Our winning Paul Smith book designed by Julia Hasting

Martin Creed’s new work welcomes post-lockdown visitors to The Fife Arms

The Glasgow-raised artist has some neon reassurance for the Scottish fine art hotel’s well-heeled clientele

'Work No. 3435: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT' by Martin Creed, beside Braemar Castle, close to The Fife Arms, Scotland. Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Designers should be optimists, Bruce Mau tells Monocle Radio

The designer, author and educator says he doesn’t have the luxury of cynicism, and his profession is a noble calling

Bruce Mau

All you need to know about How to Be Yourself

Simon Doonan, author and Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys has figured it all out and has a solution for all of life’s challenges

How to Be Yourself

Grace Coddington and Fabien Baron on fashion after Covid

Two hugely influential figures believe fashion will change, and that, in someways, a little lockdown can do some good

Grace Coddington. Photograph: Fabien Baron. Courtesy Condé Nast Publications

Studio Gang win big at the Architizer A+ Awards

The Chicago practice receives four awards for three of its innovative new buildings

Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History by Studio Gang. All images taken from Studio Gang: Architecture

All you need to know about Open Studio

KAWS, Marina Abramovic, George Condo, Mickalene Thomas and more invite you into their studios to share artworks you can recreate at home

Open Studio

When Philip Johnson joined the protest marchers

In 1963 the great American modernist took to the streets of New York, becoming an unlikely voice against the destruction of a Beaux-Arts landmark

Philip Johnson (far right) picketing Penn Station to protest the building’s demolition, New York, 1963. From Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography

Here's how to make a Putnam & Putnam floral display

In this clip, Michael Putnam builds up a beautifully coordinated display, on location at Rose Story Farm in California

Michael Putnam puts together a floral display at Rose Story Farm, California

Brutalism catches up with the Kardashians

'I’ve finally made it,' says This Brutal World’s author, as he spies his book in Kylie Jenner’s home

Kylie Jenner's post, featuring This Brutal World

The true tales behind the world's greatest cocktails

Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World reveals the fascinating origins of the drinks we enjoy today

The Martini. All images from Spirited

All you need to know about Life Meets Art

Our new interiors title delivers a peerless tour of the homes of some of the most inspiring, extraordinary and creative people to have ever lived, from Elvis Presley to Leonardo da Vinci, Herman Melville to Moby

Life Meets Art

Pile on! It's the last few days to get Wolfgang Tillmans' fine art posters, and help save the world's nightlife

You've got one week to secure works by Tillmans, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons and others, and help struggling venues

Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil – Economy of Love, 2015. As featured in 2020Solidarity

Mikey and Darroch Putnam make lockdown work for them

Beyoncé, Bougainvillea and some good books become part of the happily married couple's new LA lifestyle

Darroch and Mikey Putnam in LA, 2020. Image courtesy of their Instagram

Ready for retail therapy again? Peter Marino's new Dior store in Paris is a beautiful place to start!

The architect and collector has overseen Dior’s huge new, art-filled retail space on rue Saint-Honoré in the French capital

The new Dior store at rue Saint-Honoré. Image courtesy of Dior

The message behind Kerry James Marshall’s new avian art

The American painter draws on the work of John James Audubon when creating his own American birds series

Black and part Black Birds in America: (Crow, Goldfinch) 2020, by Kerry James Marshall

All you need to know about Spirited - Cocktails from Around the World

Our authoritative, global overview of cocktail recipes, from the classic to the cutting-edge, is a deeply satisfying mix


Great Woman Artist Ruth Asawa gets her own set of stamps

The 2020 set of 10 postage stamp designs showcases the wiry work of the American sculptor

The new Ruth Asawa stamps. Image courtesy of

What happened when Aaron Bertelsen tried Stephen Harris’s ice cream recipe?

The Great Dixter gardener and cook goes from pot to plate, courtesy of a recipe from The Sportsman chef

Aaron Bertelsen's redcurrant ice cream, made following Stephen Harris's recipe. Image courtesy of Bertelsen's Instagram

How Philip Johnson looked back, as well as forward

Take a look at the other New Canaan house that proves the acclaimed architect was more than a Mies-inspired Modernist

Philip Johnson in the Brick House, 1966, as reproduced in our new book Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography.

Jenny Holzer on the creation of the New York City AIDS Memorial

'Love, and lovely words overflowing, ardent unashamed people abounding.' The artist is 70 today - here she remembers one of her most important works

A close up of Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself as used in Jenny Holzer's AIDS Memorial - photo by John Moore, Circular Space Photography

Marc Jacobs remembers his friend Kansai Yamamoto

Jacobs recalls the fortuitous, early commission he received from the late, great Japanese fashion designer

“This drawing is of me in my favorite bubble-gum-pink Comme des Garçons polo-shirt dress and my Pilgrim-inspired shoes, with Neville draped over my shoulders.” Marc Jacobs by Grace Coddington, from Marc Jacobs Illustrated

The Korean war may have split the country - but it helped shape its two art scenes

On the anniversary of the armistice, we examine how conflict and military influence changed North and South Korean art

Proud by Kim Kuk Po, 2002. Courtesy Nicholas Bonner. As reproduced in Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK

The motherly ambition that spurred on Philip Johnson

Philip was the vehicle for achieving his mother’s cultural aspirations, and she poured all of her knowledge and energy into his intellectual formation

Portrait of Philip and his sister, Theodate, likely in their childhood home, New London, Ohio, as reproduced in Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography

Bruce Mau Know How - Draw a Stick Man To Unlock a Big Idea

In Bruce Mau: MC24, the designer, thinker and educator argues that everyone can improve their thought processes through a simple sketch

Stick men drawings. As reproduced in Bruce Mau: MC24

Pentagram turns The High Line dotty to help fight Covid-19

Paula Scher oversees a new visual identity to aid social distancing following the park’s reopening

Pentagram's new environmental graphics for the High Line. All photographs courtesy of Pentagram

Ana Roš : 'Globalisation didn't touch us and it's helped the food'

'Slovenia might not have had a high-class dining culture, but whatever it lacks in haute cuisine, it more than makes up for in ingredients and tradition' she says in new interview

Ana Roš. All photographs by Suzan Gabrija

Here's Bruce Mau to tell you about his new book!

MC24 is the book we need right now to change our lives, change how we work and change our futures. Watch the legendary designer explain

Bruce Mau

The New York restaurant where Philip Johnson held court

Did Johnson’s gossipy nature, often indulged at the Four Seasons restaurant help improve architecture in America?

Interior view of the Pool Room in the Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building. As reproduced in Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography Photo by Jennifer Calais Smith

Art = Faith

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection. Its glossary is also filled with fascinating facts and connections. We consider the religious roots of so much artistic creation

Paul Manship, Bellerophon and Pegasus, 1930, bronze, gilt, lapis lazuli.

The struggle for NASA's moon photographs

51 years on from Apollo 11's moon landing, we look at how those now iconic photos of the moon reached their audience

Full Moon: Southern Lunar Hemisphere, Homebound; Photographed by Alfred Worden, Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, 1971 Digital c-print; 48

Bruce Mau Know How - To Truly Challenge Yourself, Crunch the Numbers

To really seize the day you really need to seize the data - even if you're 'not a numbers person'

Pages from Bruce Mau: MC24 featuring Nicholas Felton's images from personal annual reports

10 Questions for Met Museum Director Max Hollein

The art world legend tells us why Art = is the most innovative look at art history ever, how being taken to galleries not the beach as a kid inspired him, and what it’s like to roam The Met’s empty corridors right now

Take a look at what Phaidon chefs are cooking up after lockdown

Massimo reaches for a classic album; Ana Roš heads for the river; and Stephen Harris digs into British baking

Massimo and his Osteria Francescana brigade announce their new Beatles-inspired menu, With a Little Help from My Friends

Rob Pruitt releases limited edition print in 'A Message of Solidarity'

"'Stronger Together' means being there for one another. We are experiencing a long overdue awareness of human rights issues like race, gender, and sexual orientation," he says in exclusive Artspace interview

Rob Pruitt - Stronger Together, 2020. Edition of 50. 20

Have you seen Martin Parr’s new Vogue cover?

The photographer’s landscape image is one of sixteen covers which highlight the steadying force of nature

Martin Parr's August 2020 cover for British Vogue

How Rembrandt made his name

On the Dutch master’s birthday, we look at how, like Kanye and Madonna, he became a single-named star

Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar (1659) by Rembrandt

Bruce Mau Know How - How Getting Lost Can Help You Find Your Way

Mau’s childhood experiences of getting lost in the forest has helped him find new pathways for life

A spread from MC24 by Bruce Mau

On Bastille Day, Joel Meyerowitz recalls a moment of French nonchalance

France's revolutionary spirit lives on, as Joel's photograph of a deeply disrupted pavement cafe shows!

Paris, France, 1967, by Joel Meyerowitz

Viktor&Rolf's new collection requires social distancing

The fashion house's clothes for A/W 2020 have some extraordinary detailing to suit our extraordinary times

A pink asymmetric coat from Viktor&Rolf's Autumn/Winter 2020 collection

The author of Breakfast: The Cookbook creates the first female cereal mascots

Could Dash and Zombie, a couple of very different cereal-box characters, change the way you start your day?

Dash and Zombie cereals. Image courtesy of Off Limits

Destination Food – Puglia

Transport your taste buds with some simple snacks and ambitious dishes inspired by southern Italy’s unique and delicious combination of culture and ingredients

Matera in Puglia, southern Italy. As featured in our book Puglia

The Putnams share their interior design tips with InStyle

That textile centrepiece in Michael Putnam’s Brooklyn apartment? It’s a gift from his loving husband

Michael and Darroch Putnam in Michael's Brooklyn apartment, InStyle magazine

Hosting a virtual event? Read Bronson van Wyck’s advice first

The author of Born to Party, Forced to Work, has some great tips if you're planning a special occasion Zoom get together

Bronson Van Wyck preparing the Jimmy Choo ICONS Collection Dinner, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 2011. From Born to Party, Forced to Work

See Modena with Massimo or Peru with Virgilio (and help save the future of eating out)

Big name chefs donate priceless prizes to The World’s 50 Best Bid for Recovery Auction, aiding restaurants across the globe

Virgilio Martínez on his incredible Latin American Cookbook journey - photography by Daniel Silva

'My job was to go treasure hunting!' Author Ian Volner on his revealing Philip Johnson visual biography

On Johnson’s birthday, the author of Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography discusses his new publication with Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House

Philip celebrating his ninetieth birthday at the Four Seasons with a number of architecture’s luminaries, New York, 9 July 1996. The guest list included Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki, Jeffrey Kipnis, Rem Koolhaas, Phyllis Lambert, and Robert A. M. Stern

Art = Technique

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection, its glossary is also filled with fascinating information. In our new series, we lay out the facts behind some familiar art-making techniques

Max Weber, Slide Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum, 1916, pastel on paper. From the pastel entry in Art =

Frida Kahlo, divided

On her birth anniversary, we look at the painting that captured the two, conflicted sides of a Great Woman Artist

The Two Fridas, (1939) by Frida Kahlo. As reproduced in Great Women Artists

Robert Mapplethorpe and the tale of two American Flags

To celebrate Independence Day we look at the two Stars and Stripes images that bookend our Mapplethorpe monograph

Robert Mapplethorpe: American Flag, 1977. (c) Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Inc.

Destination Food – The Nordic Region

Transport your taste buds with some simple snacks and ambitious dishes inspired by the Nordic Region’s unique, and delicious combination of ingredients

View from the Hurtigruten ferry boat, northern Norway, spring 2013. Photography by Magnus Nilsson

Art = Place

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection. Its glossary is also filled with fascinating facts and connections. In our new series, we examine how location can be key in artistic creation

Ranjani Shettar, Seven Ponds and a Few Raindrops, 2017, muslin, stainless steel, tamarind, natural dyes. From the Indian art pages of Art =

How to watch Phaidon chefs’ cookery classes

Want to make pasta like Massimo, or uncover Jp McMahon’s Irish cookery secrets? You can right now, via your nearest screen

The Irish Cookbook author JpMcMahon

The New York Times loves Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction

America’s paper of record describes our new book as 'the most significant English-language overview yet of modern and contemporary art on the peninsula'

Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction

Art = Rebellion

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection. Its glossary is also filled with fascinating facts and connections. In the first of a new series, we locate the rebellious streak at the heart of so many art movements

Grete Stern, Sueño No. 1: “Articulos eléctricos para el hogar,” c.1950, gelatin silver print. From the Surrealism entry in Art =

Destination Food - Mexico

Transport your taste buds with some simple snacks and ambitious dishes inspired by Mexico's Mediterranean, Arab and Jewish influenced fantastic food culture

From Mexico: The Cookbook

Adriano Rampazzo's Lockdown Life

Our Signature Dishes illustrator has been catching up on Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire box sets, playing his old vinyl and cooking, cooking, cooking!

Adriano Rampazzo - Locked Down Life in Brazil

Where’s the beef in Irish cuisine?

The Galway chef, author and food scholar Jp McMahon on the history behind Irish cattle

Beef ribs in stout, as featured in The Irish Cookbook

Great Women Artists whose partners were 'also artists'

Krasner, Carrington and Claudel all had famous husbands - but did it help or hinder them?

First Bathroom / Women Standing (1978) by Laurie Simmons, from Great <s>Women</s> Artists

Destination Food - Cuba

Transport your taste buds with some simple snacks and ambitious dishes inspired by the country's many cultural influences

Cuba: The Cookbook. Photography by Louise Morgan

Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme - The Making of an Iconic Book

It takes five people a total of four days to make each copy of this incredible new limited edition visual biography, designed by The Haas Brothers and Barnbrook Studio and hand signed by Rihanna herself!

Bruce Mau Know How - A Methodology to Inspire Action

Design isn't just making things look good. Freed from its visual definition it can become a method for leadership

A spread from Bruce Mau: MC24

David Dawson's Lockdown Life

Lucian Freud's former assistant turned Archive Director has been making some rather nice paintings in the Welsh hills these past few months. . .

David Dawson's latest paintings in the Welsh Hills

Destination Food - Turkey

Transport your taste buds in the first of a new summer series with some simple snacks and ambitious dishes from The Turkish Cookbook

From The Turkish Cookbook

Reem Kassis' Lockdown Life

Our Palestinian Table author has become a fan of The Great British Baking Show, pasta making with the kids, and has been reminded of her own teenage days of shuttered schools in Jerusalem

Reem Kassis

Stephen Harris' Lockdown Life

The award winning founder chef of The Sportsman has been spending time writing his first, Gothic, novel and enjoying the slower pace of life

Stephen Harris - Lockdown Selfie

Nigel Cooke's Lockdown Life

'Since we’ve been in lockdown, I’ve found it easier to work at night. The darkness of night somehow unifies what's outside the window,' the painter says in our interview

Bring on the night - Nigel Cooke in his Canterbury studio

Leah Koenig's Lockdown Life

Our Jewish Cookbook author has morphed into hiking guide and IT Girl, and has ensured the family eats together every night in this challenging time (she is SO looking forward to the most leisurely brunch ever. . . )

Leah Koenig and husband Yoshie on one of thier family hikes out of Brooklyn

Fabien Baron's Lockdown Life

'I start my day, alone with the company of the sunrise, the sound of the waves, the occasional dolphin or seal. There’s never anyone else around. It’s cold and often windy but I breathe in every second of it, and take my pictures'

Fabien Baron's Lockdown Life photograph for Phaidon

All you need to know about Materialising Colour

Our new book reveals how Giulio Ridolfo takes inspiration from nature, pop culture and traditional craft to help Kvadrat find the colours for its collections

Materialising Colour

John Pawson's Lockdown Life

Britain's best minimalist is loving the long hair and not shaving - and he's been working on some very cool furniture and objects in the last few weeks

John Pawson in lockdown - by no means a shadow of his former self

Bruce Mau Know How - Make Fact-Based Optimism Your Mantra

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Bruce Mau has a way to help you dream smarter

A spread from Bruce Mau: MC24

Martin Parr's Lockdown Life

We've been catching up with the stars of Phaidon books and finding out what they've been doing all day

Martin Parr in his bathroom May 2020

All you need to know about Art =

Our groundbreaking book, made with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, heralds a fresh and unconventional approach to exploring 6,000 years of art history

Art =

Bruce Mau Know How - Your 3-Minute Manifesto

We all have an image of a more abundant and equitable world we'd like to live in - Bruce Mau is here to show us how to make it a reality

A spread from Bruce Mau: MC24

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the Flow in her buildings

Learn how she makes smooth geometries work together to make visitor movements poetry in motion

Studio Gang, Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, USA, estimated completion: 2022. Picture credit: MIR. In addition to bringing daylight deep into the building, the dramatic openness of the Central Exhibition Hall is designed to make the museum’s offerings and work easily visible and accessible from many different points and to facilitate easy navigation between them.

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'The current moment recontextualises the photos in American Surfaces'

In the third and final part of our interview with the photographer, he talks about some of the people in the book, rediscovering new/old photos and his favourite shot

New York City, New York, September–October 1972. © Stephen Shore. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

Why Bruce Mau's new book is exactly what we need right now

The designer is out to change the world - and he's just given us the tools to help him do it

Bruce Mau: MC24

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the rhythm in her buildings

Architecture is an unmoving, monumental art, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have rhythm. Watch as the acclaimed architect draws your attention to the sun patterns moving across the face of her buildings

Studio Gang, Aqua Tower, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2010. 
The Aqua Tower’s floor plates were shaped to give residents sight lines to specific Chicago landmarks as well as to provide solar shading and help break up the wind. The cantilevered, curvilinear slabs produce an elevation with variegated light and shadow as well as the appearance of undulating movement when seen from below. Steve Hall © Hall + Merrick

Soviet Space Dreams: It's Not Rocket Science (Actually, It Is)

How the reclusive rocket scientist, mathematician and writer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky shaped the USSR's space race

From Soviet Space Graphics

Sorry if we messed up your love life Selena!

Gomez says our Rihanna book is too much distraction when guys come round

Selena Gomez - pic courtesy Selena's instagram

5 Phaidon Quarantinis to shake up at home!

Whether it's the taste of the French countryside or a higher meditative plane, for your next Zoom party serve a cocktail that truly takes you out of your lockdown locale

An illustration from Regarding Cocktails

Art & Hope: Kim Whanki's abstract answer to oppression

This Korean modernist orchestrated a beautiful harmony on the canvas - even while his identity was under threat

Kim Whanki - 10-VIII-70 #185 (‘Where, In
What Form, Shall We Meet Again’ series)

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'I didn’t like getting criticism but it didn’t cause me to doubt what I was doing'

In part two of our American Surfaces interview Shore talks about Instagram culture, a trip to New Orleans with William Eggleston and what Nan Goldin told him

William Eggleston - Memphis 1972. © Stephen Shore. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

Wolfgang Tillmans enlists famous friends to help Corona-closed clubland

Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gillian Wearing, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Ruff, Seth Price, Isa Genzken, Mark Leckey and Andreas Gursky will sell print posters to help locked down clubs, gig venues and bars

Wolfgang Tillmans photographed at his 2017 Tate retrospective by Mat Smith

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'I wanted to find America, but I think I was finding myself too'

In part one of an extensive three part interview to celebrate the expanded edition of American Surfaces, the legendary photographer reflects on a series of images that changed the way we look at photography

Mineral Wells, Texas, June 1972. © Stephen Shore. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

How slick thinking on city design can stop future pandemics

The downsides of density are obvious when contagion strikes. Shaping Cities in an Urban Age has a fascinating tale of one simple fix

Times Square, New York, photo by Beth Dixson from Shaping Cities

Eric Fischl on Art School, 80s New York, and His New Artspace Limited Edition Print

Learn how anger, arrogance, suspicion, and curiosity led the painter to pick up an iPad and create a great new work

Eric Fischl - photographed by Ralph Gibson

How two completely isolated restaurants came up with very different cuisines

As if we needed reminding right now, sometimes, being far from the crowd helps. These two restaurants made a virtue of very different remote locations

The Capri, Marfa, Texas

Philip Johnson and Friends: Andy Warhol

“It was joked about Andy that he would ‘attend the opening of an envelope’ — and so might Philip, if only the name on the envelope were interesting enough"

Andy Warhol with Philip Johnson (back) at the Glass House, winter 1964-65, photograph by David McCabe, courtesy of the Glass House

Soviet Space Dreams: Pioneers, Trailblazers and Eternal Optimists

Many of the artists who illustrated the celebrated Soviet-era space magazines had already enjoyed a glittering first act - in the skies and heavens above mother Russia

Outlook, issue 4, 1976, ‘Yuri Gagarin: Let’s Go!’, illustration by S. Alimov. The first track on the magazine’s accompanying flexi-disc record was a recording by Gagarin titled ‘Planet Earth is Beautiful’.