Saturday, July 3, 2010

A little piece of London magazine history for you today. Bananas was a short-lived literary magazine published in London by the Redstone Press in the late seventies (that’s the same Redstone Press that’s published an ongoing series of beautifully packaged and highly recognisable art books and diaries).

Edited by author Emma Tennant, it featured writing by many big and emerging names of the era (Angela Carter, Harold Pinter, Bruce Chatwin), a young JG Ballard contributed an essay to each issue, and was designed by Redstone Press founder Julian Rothenstein. It grew out of the pre-gentrification Notting Hill hippy community that had earlier produced counter-culture magazines including Frendz and International Times.
Courtesy of MC

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