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Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category

  • Neil Fujita – Innovative Graphic Designer

    • 10473 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Art, VinylComments Off on Neil Fujita – Innovative Graphic Designer

    One of our esteemed readers recently suggested we take a look at the work of S. Neil Fujita and being as our readers have such good taste we decided to take this advice on board. Little did we know quite how much truly iconic work this man has created so it...

  • Googie – Postcards from the Cutting Edge

    • 5912 Views • 1950s, 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on Googie – Postcards from the Cutting Edge

    We’ve previously posted about Googie Architecture – the predominant style of roadside cafe, restaurant and petrol station architecture in post-war America and how its combination of futuristic looks and space age vision spread from one café in...

  • The Art of Jazz – David Stone Martin

    • 11836 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Art, Music, VinylComments Off on The Art of Jazz – David Stone Martin

    Now as you may have gathered, here at VoEA we are big fans of the format that is vinyl records. There are many reasons that we won’t go into today but one of them is definitely the cover art. Not all vinyl records have fantastic cover art, in fact many...

  • Googie Style – Back to the Future

    • 23616 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Architecture1 Comment

    The contrast between post-war America and the UK really was quite astounding in many ways almost to the point where it seems in the 1950s everything in the States was in colour and we were struggling along in good old black and white. There were many areas of...

  • Twenty Health and Safety Posters

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    Before the World went completely health and safety bonkers there was a gentler time when people were reminded rather than told what to do. Unfortunately when people are given gentle reminders they tend just to ignore them which is why we have our rampant...

  • ‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

    • 17491 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, Sport, TransportComments Off on ‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

    No, well then check out this bunch of ads for Porsche. You know we love our advertising here at VoEA, there’s no artwork that sums up a time more than advertising. It is very representative, because it’s trying to appeal to the masses of that...

  • The Joy Of Decks – Record Player Adverts

    • 10865 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, VinylComments Off on The Joy Of Decks – Record Player Adverts

    The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that here at VoEA Heights we’re big fans of the medium that is vinyl records. So much so in fact (and keep this to yourselves) that some of our number still won’t have CDs in the house.So, it follows...

  • Vinyl in Life Magazine

    • 8592 Views • 1950s, Magazine, VinylComments Off on Vinyl in Life Magazine

    Life magazine started way back in 1936, so it will be no surprise that our favourite physical format of music has made many appearances in the magazine over the years. Among our vinyl selection are a few famous faces including singer Peggy Lee leaning on a...

  • More From The HMV Oxford Street Record Store in London

    • 5878 Views • 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, HMV, Popular, VinylComments Off on More From The HMV Oxford Street Record Store in London

    After the runaway success of our Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties post, we thought we’d have another look around the world wide web for pictures of the shop in other decades. We expected to find a few photos of the London store,...

  • Don’t Burst My Bubble – Sweet Signs

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    Here we have a variety of American sweet vending machine cards from the fifties through to seventies. These unique and colourful signs were inserted into the front of the machine to entice teens to part with their hard earned pocket money. We guess...