Design // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
These vintage illustrated Vogue magazine covers caught our eye, making it hard to believe that this is the magazine you see in the grocery store today. The typefaces and illustrated figures are fascinating blasts from the past taking us to the fashion and design of the early twentieth century. The simple, hand-illustrated design is something that has become a thing of the past and a visual treat to enjoy.
Photography // Friday, January 23, 2015
The Rescued Film Project, an online archive gallery of images that processes undeveloped film from all eras, recently came across one of their biggest finds yet: 31 rolls of film shot by an unkonw WWII soldier. With the capability to process film that has been degraded by heat, moisture, and age, the project has the potential to bring back parts of history thought to be forgotten.
Design // Thursday, December 04, 2014
Kazumasa Nagai, a graphic designer born in 1929, is recognized and celebrated throughout the world for his computer based and very colorful designs. Recently a large exhibition was held featuring an impressive 475 posters that Nagai has created over his 57-year career.
Illustration // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Every year, we like to touch on America's national holiday of "thanks" that really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest. What a better way to celebrate than with some gorgeously decorative and embellished illustrated vintage greeting cards. A yearly look at nostalgic Thanksgiving art...
Design // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Somebody on Flickr has put together this random assortment of advertisements collected from various science and technology magaiznes from the 50s and 60s. Much of the work has only been credited to its advertising agency so let them know if you have anymore information about the designers and artists.
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...
Design // Monday, May 12, 2014
The automobile has evolved from curiosity to daily necessity. Its form has advanced from the horseless carriages of the early twentieth century to the sleek, highly functional objects we know today. The experimental, concept, or “dream car,” as it became known in the early 1950s...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
These staged studio photographs depicting the five stages of inebriation are thought to be comissioned by a temperance group for educative purposes or to be used by an engraver for illustrations. In 1866, the Premier of New South Wales, James Martin introduced the "Drunkard's Punishment Bill."
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 09, 2014
Frank Rudolph Paul was an American science ficiton illustrator of pulp magazines influential in defining what both cover art and interior illustrations in the nascent science fiction pulps of the 1920s looked like. Paul can be credited with the first color painting of a space station and illustrated H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds for Amazing Stories magazine, the first magazine dedicated to science fiction...
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).