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 lasted 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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A Bookshop without Shelves.

On a recent trip to Antwerp, we visited one of our favourite stockists Boekhandel Stad Leest to find out about their beautiful bookshop and why it’s become so popular. Boekhandel Stad Leest roughly translates to ‘The City Reads’ and was started about 5 years ago by Sofie van der Ven...

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New product: Small Pleasures

Beauty in overlooked things. A lot of what makes life worth living isn't to do with great, heroi or costly things, but with modest pleasures that are all around us, largely unnoticed, available for almost nothing. It might be a beautiful sky, the smell of freshly cut grass, or a...

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