Updates from Provide

Asian Youth Culture Exhibition

Asian Youth Culture Exhibition

After hearing that Inès Elsa Dalal (photographer behind our First Rate lookbook) was involved in a project documenting the experiences of Asian Youth in Britain, we made the short trek across Digbeth to the exhibition opening earlier this month.   Focusing on three distinct periods between the 1950s and today, the exhibition looks at the lives of young Asians in Britain, including their heritage and influence on British culture. As well as Inès' portraits (including one of Sheerah Ravindren, who you might recognise from our First Rate collection), there are a number of records on show from Oriental Star Agencies, a record label based in Birmingham whose founders were known for importing Indian...

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Win a pair of Central Library prints

Win a pair of Central Library prints

We recently released two new prints of the demolished Central Library in Birmingham, an iconic piece of architecture missed by fans of Brutalism the world over. Now here's a chance to win a set of both prints - or three chances to be precise. We are running a competition across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and each platform gives you a new entry. Just share the competition post on Facebook, give us a retweet or mention a friend on Instagram. You must be following @provideshop on whatever platform you enter on. A winner will be chosen from each social network listed, and...

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Interview with Andy Smallman from the Superprix Archive Project

Interview with Andy Smallman from the Superprix Archive Project

Andy Smallman is a musician and motorsport fan with an industrial work ethic and unshakable pride in his hometown. Founder of the Birmingham Superprix Archive Project, we approached him last year with the hope of exploring their vaults to inform our own Superprix collection. The imagery we discovered was a treasure trove of late 80s graphics and photography, so we sat down with Andy to find out more about the races, their impact on Birmingham and the future of motorsport and creative culture in the city. We're both too young to have our own memories of the Birmingham Superprix! Where did...

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Art & Vinyl at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Art & Vinyl at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Half way around the world from our studio, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco is celebrating record cover artwork with a wonderfully curated exhibition of over 100 works of art created especially for an album, composer or musician. Spanning seven decades of incredibly varied styles, Antoine de Beaupré has brought together works from artists including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Chris Ofili and Gerhard Richter.Something of a lifelong obsession and the inspiration behind our latest collection, Provide Records, artwork created for music has often pushed artists and designers to create exciting work, usually limited to the confines of packaging templates....

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Provide Records 001 Playlist

Provide Records 001 Playlist

Music has always been integral to the inspiration and operation of Provide. Whether it's product collaborations with DJs and club nights, or hosting gigs for touring bands, Provide has always had an eclectic soundtrack. Our latest collection, Provide Records, was heavily influenced by artwork we came across while sifting through old record covers. This playlist gives you a little insight into the sounds that helped to create that collection. Enjoy!

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