1980s pop music was fun, vibrant and flamboyant. Electronic dance music and new wave flourished underpinned by the heavy use of synthesizers and catchy vocals, and the creative energy of British youth culture became more style-oriented, fuelled by the emergence of the video age notably the introduction of MTV.
Music photography played a pivotal role in capturing the essence of the era, and The Face magazine was at the forefront. Founded by ex-NME and Smash Hit’s editor Nick Logan and designed by maestro typographer Neville Brody, it was known for its cutting-edge style and innovation. Artists of the 80’s that came up during this era - Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Paul Weller, Grace Jones and Boy George were image savvy. They were matched by top photographers including some from the fashion industry in the era when rock and fashion blurred. The magazine's pages became a visual diary of the vibrant music scene, leaving an indelible mark on pop culture history.
Our collection of limited edition 80's prints includes music photography by Jill Furmanovsky, Brian Aris, Gered Mankowitz, Sheila Rock and Martyn Goddard to name just a few. Their colourful and stylised images captured the spirit of a generation and feature music icons such as Tina Turner, David Bowie, The Cure, George Michael, Elton John. Annie Lennox and Paul Weller.
You can see our unique range of 80's pop prints below. To see our full range of prints shot during the 1980s click here.
Exclusive 1980s pop music montage print created using photographs taken by Jill Furmanovsky during the era.
Debbie Harry reclining on a chair in her New York apartment in 1988. Her portrait by Andy Warhol is resting on a radiator in the background.
The Eurythmics captured during a photo shoot in Paris, 1986 for the cover art for their album 'Revenge'
This image of Madonna was taken by Brian Aris in London in 1984 on one of her first trips to the UK.
Paul Weller photographed for The Face magazine (April 1983 - Issue 36), not long after he formed The Style Council with Mick Talbot.
Sheila Rock photographed this iconic image of Siouxsie Sioux for the Face Magazine in February 1982.
George Michael captured on the video shoot for his single 'I Want Your Sex' released in 1987
Morrissey captured by Jill Furmanovsky at her London studio in December 1983, during the early days of The Smiths
'Goddess' portrait of Siouxsie Sioux taken at Jill Furmanovsky's studio in November 1983
Annie Lennox from The Eurythmics photographed at Holborn Studios in London in 1983.
Boy George captured during a photo shoot for The Face Magazine in 1982
David Bowie photographed in a lime green Thierry Mugler suit at The Factory in Dublin, Ireland in 1991.
Stunning image of David Bowie wearing a blue suit and Versace shirt in Holborn, London in 1993
Debbie Harry portrait taken in New York in 1987 and later used as the cover of KooKoo Debbie's first solo album.
Elton John photo shoot in Montserrat for the 'Empty Garden' single cover and press photography for the 'Jump Up!' album
George Michael photographed poolside at a villa in St.Tropez, France in 1988
Grace Jones photographed by Jill Furmanovsky at the Hilton Hotel, London in 1980 for the Face Magazine.
New Order relaxing in a hotel room near Kings Cross, London in 1984
Suddenly, the house lights went down, a spotlight fell on Paul Weller, The Jam launched into a mesmerising version of That’s Entertainment
Paul Weller captured by Jill Furmanovsky whilst on a shoot for the Face magazine in March 1983
Tina Turner photographed by Brian Aris at Holborn Studios in London in 1983.