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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    • 1237 Views • 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    When it comes to good ideas it’s the simple ones that are generally the best. So, back in 1971 when L.A based advertising consultant Charles E, Bird was strolling through a campus car park on his way to address a college class he couldn’t help but notice...

  • Houses Architects Live In – 1970s Interior Design

    • 19866 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Houses Architects Live In – 1970s Interior Design

    The Author of the “Houses Architects Live in” Barbara Plumb had previously written two other books covering interior design – Young Designs in Living in 1969 and Young Designs in Colour which was published in 1973. Later she moved on to...

  • The Changeover – 1971 Decimal Day

    • 5113 Views • 1970sComments Off on The Changeover – 1971 Decimal Day

    We grew up in a time when pocket money was paid in pence and (If you were lucky) pounds, so we don’t really know our shillings from our thrupenny bits. Now we go back and take a look at some of the publications and images that would prepare you for...

  • Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 1677 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    If a James Brown T Shirt is good enough for James Brown, then it’s good enough for us. However we’re not sure that wearing a Jethro Tull T shirt did drive girls wild with desire in the seventies. Here we have a draw full of T shirts from the past....

  • Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

    • 15914 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, PosterComments Off on Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

    Pan American World Airlines or Pan Am as they were known throughout the World was from 1927 through to 1991 the largest airline in the States and also the unofficial flag carrier for the US. During their existence they were pioneers within the industry...

  • Seventies London Motor Shows

    • 8756 Views • 1970s, TransportComments Off on Seventies London Motor Shows

    Previously we’ve mirror, signal and manouvered and head on down the highway to the Motor city to visit the Detroit Auto Show during the sixties. We have also reversed back in time and parked up in the the windy city to stroll around the Chicago car...

  • Detroit and Beyond

    • 1564 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, PhotographersComments Off on Detroit and Beyond

    Now we go back to a time when Budweiser six pack vans cruised the streets of Michigan, Darth Vader walked amongst the surfers of Whitmore Lake and a 1972 film titled “The Man” starring a young James Earl Jones had a ridiculous tagline. Here we...

  • Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    • 17916 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    Back in the day, when it came to advertising men’s fragrances, (or after-shave as it was universally known back then) the more macho the message the better.  Square-jawed actors and models rubbed shoulders with sultry beauties to promote such legendary...

  • Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    • 1754 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    In another of our occasional posts on little-known artists who created very well-known film posters we take a brief look at the life and art of Frank McCarthy a man you quite possibly have never heard of but, if you have even a passing interest in movies (and...

  • The Avengers 1971 London Stage Play

    • 10091 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TelevisionComments Off on The Avengers 1971 London Stage Play

    OK you lot. Who out there knew The Avengers once had their own stage play? Well, neither did we until we stumbled across some rather interesting photos and decided to dig a bit deeper. It was 1971; the stage play was technically tricky and massively ambitious...