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Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

  • Swinging Sixties Japanese Film Posters

    • 8555 Views • 1960s, Art, Film, Poster1 Comment

    When it comes to reinterpreting ideas and still coming up with something seemingly new and original the Japanese take a lot of beating and here for your perusal is a great case in point. Western movie posters from the 1960s repackaged for the Japanese market...

  • Harry Murphy and Friends

    • 2657 Views • 1970s, Architecture, ArtComments Off on Harry Murphy and Friends

    As a design studio in 1970s San Francisco Harry Murphy + Friends were the shining stars of the whole design scene whether it be architectural graphics, corporate identity, large murals or simply domestic interior design. They won over 700 national and...

  • George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    • 10656 Views • 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    George Akimoto made his name as a film poster and aviation artist but not without first experiencing a period of internment at the hands of his own American government, following the Pearl Harbour attacks of 1941, when he was effectively imprisoned because of...

  • Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    • 13086 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Ephemera, Fashion, SportComments Off on Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    Back in the days when Nike was the Greek Goddess of Victory before she became the name of the world’s largest purveyors of sporting apparel, believe it or not, people actually used to make their own sports clothing using nothing more than a sewing machine,...

  • This is Miroslav Sasek

    • 15464 Views • 1960s, Art, Book CoversComments Off on This is Miroslav Sasek

    Miroslav Sasek originally trained as an architect principally because his parents weren’t too keen on his ambition to become a painter but, as if to prove that you shouldn’t stand in the way of talent, after he qualified he duly went off and became a...

  • Keiichi Tanaami – Japanese Pop Art Visionary

    • 18323 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, PosterComments Off on Keiichi Tanaami – Japanese Pop Art Visionary

    The massive impact of the latter days of the Second World War on the Japanese collective consciousness is marbled throughout their society in every single area. The early years of Keiiche Tanaami’s life are similarly inextricably linked to...

  • Gebrauschsgraphik – Groovy German Art Magazine

    • 8365 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Gebrauschsgraphik – Groovy German Art Magazine

    From the 1920s through to the present day Gebrauchsgraphik (literally meaning ‘use graphic’ – it’s now called Novum) was a hugely influential Berlin based commercial art magazine. It was published in both German and English and became a truly...

  • Czech it Out – Vintage Matchbox Labels

    • 8705 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, EphemeraComments Off on Czech it Out – Vintage Matchbox Labels

    As part of our ongoing phillumenical tour of Europe collecting empty matchboxes (and also empty matchbooks it should be said) we now head east from our previous excursion to Germany and take a brief stopover in Prague and the surrounding area to look at what...

  • Pauline Boty’s Nightmare at The BBC Television Centre

    • 7118 Views • 1960s, Art1 Comment

    Here we have a short and eerie clip from Ken Russell’s 1962 documentary about British Pop Art ‘Pop Goes The Easel’.The snippet of film stars one of our favourite Pop Artist’s Pauline Boty, who’s being chased down the corridors of...

  • Jauna Gaita – Cool Covers From Latvia

    • 8981 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Art, MagazineComments Off on Jauna Gaita – Cool Covers From Latvia

    Sometimes minimal and simplistic graphic designs are the most effective way to sell your products, and here at VoEA we think this applies to these cool covers of Canadian-Latvian culture magazine Jauna Gaita (New Course) When the second world war finished...