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Archive for the ‘Ephemera’ Category

  • German Adidas Catalogue 1968

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    At the 1968 Mexico Olympics 85 percent of athletes wore Adidas footwear, so it’s no surprise this German catalogue from the same year features some rather dazzling ‘Gold for Mexico’ spiked running shoes and some cool black striped Olympiade...

  • Seventies Classroom Posters

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    Quiet at the back! Voices of East Anglia are going on a moral crusade. Cast your eyes over this great collection of posters made for American classrooms in the 1970s. As well as the colourful illustrations each poster comes with a caption to guide you...

  • Sock It To ‘Em – Retro Advertising

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    We guess that advertising socks must of been a pretty tough task. Apart from the pictures and the numerous play on word titles like “He’s got socks appeal”, there’s not too much you can say about a pair of socks. Despite this...

  • Return to Fender – 1968 Guitar Catalogue

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    As the catalogue says – Musical instruments… on the go! The designers of this 1968 Catalogue had no intention of advertising any of Fenders range of products in their natural environment. Who wants to see a boring old amplifier plonked on a...

  • Sixties European Postcards

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    Fabulous selection of European postcards from the swinging sixties. These were purchased between digging for records at a car boot sale in Belgium As you’d guess, there’s not too much information on these cards, what we do know is they are...

  • Quelle 1972 Mail Order Catalogue

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    Paisley patterned shirts, Quartz 2001 watches, Young Club clothing range, James Last Albums and a random record player on a carpet are just some of the highlights of this catalogue filled with retro gems. Quelle is the German equivalent of the Littlewoods...

  • Rolly Crump – Disney goes Beatnik

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    Rolly Crump is best known for his design and artwork for Disney. In September 2004 he was presented with the prestigious Disney Legends Award for his extensive work for the company. Back in 1960 he illustrated satirical style posters for the the Esoteric...

  • Modern Man in Carnaby Street – 1960s Catalogue

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    Amazing scans of the Modern Man mail order catalogue from Smashingbird. The company were based in the heart of Swinging Sixties London – Carnaby Street. The catalogues are from 1966 and 1967 and have everything from button-down shirts to fur belted...

  • Shop Around – 1976 Argos Catalogue

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    Argos established itself as a British catalogue retailer in 1973, after Green Shield stamps founder Richard Tompkins thought of the idea while on a Greek holiday in the city of (Yep, you guessed it) Argos. Here we go back to the super seventies and take a...