Above: while I was in Wandsworth Road on Sunday I walked along to have a look at the Savoy Cafe. As Kim's Cafe this was the location for the 1985 A-ha video Take On Me directed by Steve Barron. Being a Sunday the cafe was shut.
Above: (screenprint) few cultural artifacts evoke the 1980s as powerfully as the Take On Me video. Innovative use of animation combined with highly stylised production and a theme of escapism from the mundane world. It is also highly romantic in narrative and visual treatment.
Above: (screenprint) the Take On Me cafe has even received attention from serious artists.