Lost Destination: London Astoria
Designed by Edward A. Stone and built in 1927 on the site of the former Crosse & Blackwell warehouse in Soho, the London Astoria was originally a cinema and later a theatre. But it is best known as the club and live music venue it became in 1985, hosting some of the biggest names in music including Nirvana, Radiohead and Manic Street Preachers, as well as being home to the nightclub G-A-Y. Despite public opposition, the Astoria was closed in January 2009 and demolished the same year to make way for the Crossrail project.
One of four music additions to our Lost Destination series of prints which takes inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century. They celebrate buildings that in their heyday were destinations in their own right, but have since been either immersed in the everyday or demolished.
Concept and art direction by Dorothy and illustration by Steve Millership.
- 5 colour litho print
- 120gsm uncoated art paper
- H60 x W80cm