Brand New Retro

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  • "A magic-carpet ride back over the flotsam of Ireland’s cultural life of the 1960s to 1980s. A real page-turner" —Irish Examiner
  • "A visual blast from Ireland's psychedelic past. Stunning" —Irish Independent
  • "an assembly of small Irish wonders" —Sunday Business Post
  • "Brand New Retro is a Saturday kind of book. When I was a kid, Saturday was a day for reading comics, eating sweets and listening to the football on the radio. A bit later, it might involve a night out after a hard week's work, maybe with a few quid to spend. If you want to bottle everything that was best about Saturday in the late twentieth century, you could do worse than stick Brand New Retro in a (heavy-duty) food blender. It jumps right off the page at you." ––Seán

Meet The Author

With this stunning collection of over 700 retro adverts, photos and articles, sourced from over 50 different magazine titles, Brand New Retro takes a captivating look back at Ireland’s vintage pop culture and advertising from the 1960s to the 1990s. The content is a visual feast, and uniquely Irish, covering fashion, music, brands and sport.
It features the best of the author’s award-winning website, brandnewretro.ie. Since 2011, the site, founded by Brian McMahon, has digitised thousands of iconic images, articles and adverts from an expanding chronicle of vintage magazines and other publications. The result is a fantastic document of Irish life, a smorgasbord of images that embody iconic Irish pop culture.
Brian McMahon is creator and curator of the award-winning website brandnewretro.ie. He has been creating fanzines, DJing and performing with bands since 1978. He is a former member of The Scheme, who supported U2 at the Dandelion Market in 1979, and was a DJ with Dublin’s Jazz FM in the 1990s. He writes for Totally Dublin.

Weight 1.366 kg