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Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

  • George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    • 9170 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

    • 11654 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

    • 13385 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

    • 14477 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

    • 7412 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

    • 7283 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

    • 6387 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

    • 7249 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...

  • Falling in Love at Woodstock Festival – The Comics

    • 9277 Views • 1970s, Art, Magazine, Music, Youth CultureComments Off on Falling in Love at Woodstock Festival – The Comics

    You’ve heard the album, listened to the song, seen the film, and got the T shirt or perhaps you were there (man) at the most famous rock festival in history, but now it’s time to take a look at Woodstock – The comics. Here we have not one,...

  • Andy Warhol – The Early Years

    • 7440 Views • 1950s, Art, Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on Andy Warhol – The Early Years

    As the enfant terrible of the 1960s New York art scene and the man who almost single-handedly defined pop art Andy Warhol’s career is the stuff of legend. To us here he also gets VoEA bonus points for coining the phrase ’15 minutes of fame’ which, in...