Design // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
We love browsing through old movie posters, especially foreign ones. This is a few of our favorites from a recent 50watts post on vintage Japanese movie posters...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
In addition to luxurious illustrations and advanced Constructivist models, the magazine offered an overview of current European trends, in which the Soviet control system saw “vestiges of capitalism.” The fashion magazine’s first issue was its last. If not for the excesses of Soviet censorship, Russia would now have its own Vogue and Harpers Bazaar all rolled into one.
Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
We like to check in with our friends over at 50watts from time to time and are always excited when they post new stuff! The latest is a collection of vintage French movie posters from 1927 to 1981, reproductions from expired auction listings at ha.com (heritage auction).
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
50watts recently posted some additions to one of our favorite series on their site, Space Teriyaki, a collection of scans from their stash of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design.
Design // Monday, February 24, 2014
One of our favorite destinations for vintage illustrations, graphic design and book and poster design, 50watts, recently updated their collection of safety posters from the Netherlands.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
One of our favorite sites, 50watts, has compiled a wonderful collection of Photochromes they found in the Beineke Rare Book library. Photochrome is a photographic technique that was popular between 1890 and 1910 with prints being turned into postcards. The process involved pressing half-tone negatives against special litho stones and retouching the tonal scales of colors to strengthen or soften them.