The Handmade Issue
With a limited edition cover by Aldo Bakker
In Tom Dixon's curated box of personal effects at the ICA's 'A Journey through London's Subcultures' exhibition is a poster from his 1980s funk band, Funkapolitan. Flick through Dixon's cuttings book, created during his stint as its bass player...
A fresh-faced Dixon (second from right) with his bandmates alongside the lyrics to their 'Run Run Run' song
A flyer for a Funkapolitan show at Wimpy in Notting Hill Gate (left) and one at the YMCA (right)
Press clippings (left) accompany a striking graphic Funkapolitan poster, drawn and painted by hand (right)
A note scrawled by Dixon while in Paris to his bandmates
A flyer for a show at La Valbonne Club in 1981 and more press clippings
Funkapolitan was dubbed 'flavour of the month' in the August 1981 issue of Smash Hits
A handwritten note outlines the band's instrument expenses ahead of an NME party
Read the article: 'A Journey through London's subculture'
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