Out of Simplicity, Complexity Arises.

  Included with our new postcard set, Brian Eno has written an introduction to the ideas behind his work and some of his thinking. It's particularly relevant at the moment – so we thought we'd reproduce an excerpt here:  "I try to make my work seductive enough for people to want...

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Joy Division Anniversary Edition

Kevin Cummins photographed Joy Division at TJ Davidsons rehearsal rooms (just around the corner from the Haçienda) on the 19th August 1979 and to mark 40 Years of this date we've published an expanded collection of postcards with Kevin. Copies are available to pre-order now - here We recently invited...

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Photographers' Gallery Event

The Photographer's Gallery is holding an event to mark the launch of our latest postcard box this Thursday. Youth, by Laura Pannack, is a collection of her most popular, award-winning images that all focus on capturing the essence of youth, nostalgia and time. The images illustrate her beautiful engagement with...

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The Blank Generation

Kevin Cummins' lustrous black and white documents of the punk scene in Manchester are iconic so, to coincide with the launch of our latest postcard box set with him we invited Kevin to the Old Granada Studios, [where Tony Wilson made So it Goes; the studio where the Sex Pistols recorded their...

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True Faith

We can't begin to describe how much Factory has and continues to influence and inspire us here at Polite - so we were so pleased when we heard that this new exhibition - True Faith - was taking place at The Manchester Gallery. We're also very happy to launch a new...

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David Bowie by Kevin Cummins

The latest postcard set by Kevin Cummins features 30 images from his archive of the legendary David Bowie. The set contains classic images alongside lesser know ones from as early as 1972. It includes live performances, outfits, candid backstage images, portraits and promotional images. The set will be available from...

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