NEVER NEVER TEN 4 – BS001

Ten tracks from Saturday night.

Dick Bruna & Miffy

Dick Bruna, (born August 23, 1927/ died February 16, 2017) was a Dutch illustrator/writer who was best known as the creator of of the Iconic Dutch character Nijntje (Miffy in English).  Miffy was featured in 32 books and translated into more than 50 languages.

Bruna’s father headed the publishing company A.W. Bruna & Zoon and it was expected that Dick would become a publisher. Dick Bruna was sent to work in bookshops in Utrecht and London and a publishing company in Paris in order to learn the business but Dick was more interested in art than in publishing.  In 1948 he enrolled in the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam and joined the family publishing company in 1951 as a designer of book covers and posters.

Miffy debuted in 1955 in a book simply entitled Nijntje.  Miffy was drawn in simple black outlines with two dots for eyes and a sideways X for a mouth; subtle variations conveyed Miffy’s emotional state as she experienced differing adventures.  Bruna was honoured in 2015 with a showing of his illustrations and book cover designs at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and he received the Max Vethuijs Award in 2016.

For S/S19 Pop Trading Company and Miffy have partnered up for a capsule collection featuring the iconic character and you can view the Striped Crewneck Long Sleeve Tee by clicking the link below –

Pop x Miffy

SOCIAL FABRIC

Brain Dead co-founder Kyle Ng’s award-winning digital series Social Fabric explores counter cultures, styles and clothing in general.  In the series Ng travels around the world delving into themes such as plaid, camouflage, trainers, jeans and the leather jacket.

Originally released on Red Bull TV, there are two seasons and if you have no access to Red Bull TV you can catch the first season on Netflix.

Click here to link.

NEVER NEVER – CHRIS FRIEZE

Chris dusted off his 1210s for the first time in a while to record this all vinyl mix for us. Listen to one of our favourite selectors play just over an hour of great music.

Selected Ambient Works Volume II

1994 and Richard D. James released Selected Ambient Works Volume II in the same year both Richie and I were gearing up to leave P7 and while I vaguely remember hearing Digeridoo around that time there is no way that an album featuring mostly dark ambient techno or ‘isolationism’ (as coined around the time) would have appealed to us then, but around 10 years on and I started appreciating Richard’s productions – probably like most people my age fired on by the release of the Richard D James Album, Come To Daddy and Windowlicker. While his first album under his Aphex Twin moniker remains my favourite, Selected Ambient Works Volume II is an album that opened up discoveries in other forms of music that I wasn’t aware of or into at the time.

Brain Dead have referenced the album in their SS19 collection on a Navy Pillow and a Half Zip Hoodie which we have available in both Black and Cool Grey here  and pictured above. Check out Paul Nicholson’s (Aphex Twin’s graphic artist Number 3) reveal on how the album cover was done on the interview below.

SOULLAND VIDEO DEAD

For Spring/Summer 19 Soulland focuses on the death of the VHS.

Soulland cofounder Jacob Kampp Berliner’s father owned a VHS rental store when he was younger and his influences can be directly found in the tees referencing the 1987 horror comedy film, The Video Dead and the 1965 British horror film, Dr Terror’s House of Horrors along with the VHS illustrations used on Multi Cornwall Short Sleeve Shirt.

You can view our Soulland SS19 collection here –

never-never.com/collections/soulland

 

 

Pop Clip #38

Man Down Amsterdam

Riders in order of appearance;
Alex Raeymaekers, Mats Edel, Chima Chibueze, Logan Da Silva Ortiz, Othmar van Rijswijk, Billy Hoogendijk & introducing Pascal Moelaert.
Guest appearances by; Donald Huycke & Zak Gold.

Filmed by Sami El Hassani
Edit by Boeie Productions

NEVER NEVER TEN 3 – NNxBB

Thanks to all who came down to out last party with Black Bones – here is 10 tracks we played on the night. Check out Black Bones 5 FROM THE FLOOR.

Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi was born 20 October 1882 and in his heyday he was hailed as the undisputed king of horror. Nearly 90 years after he first donned a vampire’s cape, Lugosi’s take on Count Dracula is still widely hailed as the definitive portrayal of the legendary fiend.

His influence has been be varied and lasting.  From “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by the the band Bauhaus which was later performed by the band during the opening credits and introduction of the 1983 horror film The Hunger to Martin Landau’s oscar winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood.

Gimme 5’s High Contrast pack features a tee with a screen printed front referencing Bela Lugosi preparing to feast on Mina in Dracula (1931).

Available here-

never-never.com/collections/gimme-5/products/white-bela-tee

STAN RADIO: 09

We would like to thank Stan Ray for asking us to contribute to their guest mix series in which we picked some new and not so new music we have been listening to recently.