Design // Friday, July 10, 2015
In 1970, a young Steve Frykholm arrived at the legendary Herman Miller Furniture Company, where Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and George Nelson built their reputations and created the canon of modern furniture design. It wasn’t long before Steve began making waves of his own with a series of screen printed posters for the annual company picnic.
Erotica // Thursday, May 07, 2015
While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of them are fantastic. From back in the day when people used to visit theaters to watch XXX movies, these vintage posters celebrate "the timeless cool and lurid delights of the most exciting, entertaining Pop Art-form of the late 1900s—the exploitation movie posters...
Illustration // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The modern circus, as we think of it today, was originated by Philip Astley in Britain in 1768. It was the first time a show included horse riding tricks, acrobats, music and clowns in the same venue. These wonderful vintage posters are from the Cirucs Museum in the Netherlands and feature cats, camels, kangaroos, and even a woman in ice.
Erotica // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Before home video brought pornography into living rooms in the 1980s, adult films were projected to audiences in theaters and even reviewed by Variety and The New York Times. Films were often made under threat of legal action and for every big-budge film, "there were smaller films made in motel rooms with ookers or women who hated it...Just because it's old doesn't mean it's classic. Here are a collection of posters from that era of adult film...
Design // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
During the mid-70s there was a series of posters in Tokyo that featured appropriations of iconic western icons and promoted proper subway etiquette. The posters ran from 1974 to 1982 and were the work of Hideya Kawakita, a graphic designer who had a huge imace on the image of Tokyo's subway.
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, May 13, 2014
This is fun. Someone took the exact scenes of films that are used on various film posters and created GIFs of posters. It's only a matter of time until we can expect something similar on a billboard in the near future...
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).
Design // Thursday, April 17, 2014
If you are anything like us you've dreamed and talked about going to the next world cup and then never followed through on it, again. This year's in Brazil will be the 20th World Cup (hey it's our 20th anniversary too...) and we can't wait. To get you pumped, here is a collection of every single World Cup Poster since 1930.