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Barnbrook Masterclass at the V&A Saturday

on September 16, 2016


“Hey droogie don't crash here”


There are still a few tickets left for Jonathan Barnbrook’s Global Design Forum Masterclass at the V&A in London on Saturday afternoon.


The Alex DeLarge lookalike will be fascinating folk for 90 minutes from 15:30, covering the subjects outlined below.


Global Design Forum: Masterclass with Jonathan Barnbrook

What : Special Events

When : Saturday 17 September, 15.30 – 17.00

Where :  The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre


SPECIAL EVENT: Jonathan Barnbrook talks about his graphic design work highlighting his collaboration with David Bowie including the

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Lazarus Cast Album pre-order live now

on September 16, 2016


“The return of the thin white disc”


The headline says it all. However, the collectors among you may be pleased to learn that, in addition to the CD, vinyl LP and digital album configurations, there will also be a limited coloured vinyl pressing, wherein the third disc (of the four Bowie originals), is pressed on white vinyl. This version is available to pre-order via the David Bowie Store now.


All pre-orders will instantly receive downloads of the cast versions of Life On Mars? (sung by Sophia Anne Caruso) and Lazarus (sung by Michael C.

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Skepta wins 2016 Mercury Prize

on September 15, 2016


“I’m a ★”


Congratulations are due to Skepta after he picked up the gong for his album Konnichiwa tonight.


Though ★ reached the final six, the North London-born grime star was pronounced the winner of the Album of the Year at the 2016 Mercury Prize awards ceremony, which was broadcast live from the Eventim Apollo in London. (Scene of Ziggy’s last stand in 1973.)


Michael C. Hall, Henry Hey and the Lazarus house band performed a moving rendition of Lazarus earlier in the evening (in front of a backdrop of the video of Bowie’s own version), which you can watch here. They returned for an

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Reminder: 2016 Mercury Prize awards tonight

on September 15, 2016


“If I did casually mention tonight, That would be crazy tonight”


A quick reminder that Michael C. Hall will be performing the song Lazarus with Henry Hey and the Lazarus house band as part of the 2016 Mercury Prize awards ceremony tonight (September 15th). The show will be broadcast live from the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on BBC 4 and BBC Radio 6 Music.


Here’s how to see and hear it.


Meanwhile, the Mercury Prize team have created a snazzy little video featuring Jonathan Barnbrook quotations about his design for David Bowie’s Mercury shortlisted album artwork for ★. View it here.



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Silhouettes and Shadows photo exhibition

on September 14, 2016


“When the shadows fall down the walls”


The folk at Rockarchive have been in touch with details of a David Bowie photo exhibition in conjunction with Photofusion in Brixton, which runs from 16th September to the 26th October as part of Brixton Design Trail, 2016. Over to Rockarchive...


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'Silhouettes and Shadows: David Bowie Remembered' is a visual celebration of Bowie's life and career as remembered by the music photographers who knew and worked with him.


The exhibition features work by twelve photographers in total, including