Archive for the ‘Vintage’ Category

Futuristic Vintage Illustration

I hunted around the internet for some vintage illustrations depicting the future. My personal favourite is this illustration from the 1930s showing two women talking on video phones (via Inverse). Below are some postcards by a German chocolate company showing what life would be like in the 2000′s: These personal flying machines are not unlike the [...]

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Vintage World Cup Posters

Here are a few vintage World Cup posters for your perusing pleasure. Pictured above is the poster from the first Fifa World Cup Games, hosted in Uruguay in 1930.  

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Sign Painters

With technological advances, hand-painted signs have almost become a long lost art. Directors Faythe Levine & Sam Macon explore the fascinating hidden art form and the history behind it in their documentary “Sign Painters”. You can buy the movie on iTunes and view the official trailer above.

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Before there was Pantone…

The Pantone Color Guide was introduced in 1963, but long before that, in 1692, a book was written by a Dutch artist by the name of A. Boogert. The book was recently shared by Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, and as far as he knows, this gem is one of a kind. According to Boogert, [...]

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The influential illustration of Rene Gruau

The image shown above was inspired by the late renowned fashion illustrator Rene Gruau for this month’s issue of Dazed & Confused magazine. In the 1940s and 50s, Rene’s work graced the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few and he was very influential to the haute couture world. Click to [...]

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