I've collected over the years many magazines with articles about Len and pieces by him. It's always fun to flick through these magazines because you get a real sense of how people lived in that era, and the almost benign nature of the marketing and consumer world from the adverts:
- Men's fashions were more about "knitted outerwear" than David Beckham in his underwear
- The word "gay" was used in a Midland Bank advert to describe a "gay and cheerful girl" for whom a gift cheque is the most marvellous gift
- Car adverts that were selling British car marques still made in Britain - the Triumph Spitfire, anyone
- Rothman's King Size could still be advertised as "king size flavour that really satisfies"
- Radio Rental Hi-Vantage Colour TVs could be rented for just 25 shillings a week
|What went for "men's magazines" in the 'fifties|
|Moyston Claret at 8 shillings? Bargain!|
"His method was to talk about a design problem in such a way that you realised there were a dozen or more ways of solving it"
|Len talks about his time at St Martin's School of Art|
|Len Deighton and Henry Collins|