Monday, February 27, 2012

The Take On Me cafe

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.

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