Blur 21: The Exhibition



Chris Taylor
On show now (for free!) at East London's Londonewcastle gallery, Blur 21: The Exhibition collects over 70 images of the band spanning their entire career. In this one, they pose in the stairwell of the EMI building in homage to The Beatles' Red and Blue albums.


Paul Postle
A still from the Parklife video shoot on the Greenwich peninsula, which took place in August 1994. Actor Phil Daniels is on the far left. "This shot because it shows that they didn’t take themselves too seriously – Alex wouldn’t be wearing that tracksuit otherwise," says photographer Paul Postle.


Kevin Cummins
Shot by Kevin Cummins, a photographer better known for his pictures of Manchester bands Joy Division and The Smiths, this photo finds Damon defacing a Clacton-On-Sea wall with the name of Blur's 1993 album.


Paul Postle
Photographer Paul Postle captures the band looking moody in the mid-'90s. "Blur were always easy to shoot and worked with me to get the best results," says Postle. Work that pout, Damon!



Alternate versions of the Blur logo created by designers Stylorouge. The band's famous logo has been used consistently since 1990's debut single She's So High.


Tom Sheehan
A young Damon Albarn enjoys a nice cuppa. The singer became a fan of green tea on later visits to China. "I think if we drank tea without milk or sugar like [the Chinese] do, we'd all be a lot healthier and more lively," he said in 2008.


Kevin Cummins
In another Kevin Cummins shot, two members of the iconic London band stand before an iconic London symbol – the London Underground sign.