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  • Computer Orchestra

    Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

    1960s, Music • 385 Views

    It may seem quite antiquated and almost comical now but have a look at the video below and witness what was the basis for one of the first ever synthesizers, conceived and built by Peter Zinovieff who went on to supply his wares to such luminaries as Pink Floyd, White Noise, Kraftwerk, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie. Musical history indeed. Continue Reading

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  • Peter Max

    Peter Max – Psychedelic Pop-Art Pioneer

    1960s, Art • 758 Views

    Many artists influenced the whole late-sixties psychedelic movement and up there amongst them is a certain Peter Max. A man whose interest in astronomy led to what he termed his ‘Cosmic ‘60s’ period featuring early psychedelic and counter-culture imagery that in many ways pre-dated the nascent hippie movement.

    An early life spent mainly on the move saw Max and his family move from Nazi Germany in 1938 settling in Shanghai for 10 years. His mother, noting his constant doodling, hired an art teacher to help hone his talent. Continue Reading

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  • 1960s Design

    Just One More! – Creative Cartoon Covers

    1950s, 1960s, Art, Magazine • 671 Views

    The good people at the snappily titled Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (henceforth known as the PPAGLA and formerly known as the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association) have been around since 1936 and by the looks of things are still going strong. However, this is not so much a look at the PPAGLA (although we’re sure they do mighty fine work) but rather a glimpse at their annual publication which as you may have already guessed is called ‘Just One More’ – presumably the most used line by press photographers the world over. Continue Reading

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  • Jean-Jacques Perrey

    Jean-Jacques Perrey – French Electronic Pioneer on US TV Game Show

    1960s, Music • 563 Views

    For those of you who haven’t stumbled across the unique electronic music of Jean-Jacques Perrey then this could be the start of a beautiful musical journey, for those of you who have, here is an opportunity to see the great man himself appearing on an American game show. Oh yes, we love that combination of obscure meets mainstream if only to imagine the reaction of the great American public. Continue Reading

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  • pop

    Panini Goes Pop – 1968 Cards from the Vaults

    1960s, Ephemera, Music • 1817 Views

    Having been stuck away somewhere in the dusty recesses of the Internet these Panini cards have come out wide-eyed and blinking to reveal a little piece of history from 1968.

    In 1960 the Panini brothers from Modena, Italy found a collection of stickers that a Milan company was struggling to shift and thought they could do a better job of marketing them. They quickly realised they had the magic touch when they managed to sell the whole three million with relative ease. The following year they founded Panini, sold 15 million stickers and in 1962 shifted a remarkable 29 million. Continue Reading

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