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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • Pelican Books – The 1960’s

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    Pelican Books is an imprint of Penguin Books and first appeared in 1937 with the book ‘The Intelligent woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism’ by George Bernard Shaw. Pelican was seen as an educational, informative wing of Penguin Books....

  • Surf and Spy – Operation Hang Ten Book Covers

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    Surf’s up dudes! it’s time to ride the wave and check out some groovy covers from the Operation Hang Ten series of books written by Patrick Morgan. The novels were published from 1969 to 1973 and featured agent Bill Cartwright, who worked for...

  • Design from Scandinavia Magazine

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    Publisher Kirsten Bjerregaard launched the annual magazine Design from Denmark in 1967. Bjerregaard’s publishing house said that her ambition was to produce a ‘design exhibition in the form of a book’. 50,000 copies of the magazine were...

  • 1973 Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating

    • 16254 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on 1973 Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating

    While digging around the internet looking for information on this 1973 book, we found out that the author Barbara D’Arcy had recently passed away on May 10th 2012. The New York Times described her as an “Interior Design Guru” and “an...

  • MAD Magazine Spoof Adverts

    • 14796 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, Retro Advertising340 Comments

    William M. Gaines was the publisher of MAD Magazine, while he was there he refused to include any sort of advertising in his publication. This gave him the opportunity to spoof  anything he wished. Here are some of the magazine’s satirical...

  • Paris Match Magazine Covers

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    We don’t think we will have many chances to publish a post which features legendary Spanish painter Picasso and seventies television favourites Charlie Angels, however this collection of cool retro covers from French weekly magazine Paris Match has...

  • Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence

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    Back in 1965 with the assistance of stunt arrangers Joe and Doug Robinson, Honor Blackman decided to put the knowledge of martial arts and judo in particular she had learned for her role as Cathy Gale in The Avengers to good use. Her role as a beautiful,...

  • Living For Today – 1972 Interior Design Book

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    Living For Today is book that covered interior design in the 1972. It was written by New York designer Karen Fisher, who was often called ‘the design matchmaker’ and ‘the design psychologist’. During her career she worked for...

  • Fifteen Far Out Book Covers

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    It’s time to get groovy again at Voices of East Anglia with some hip and happening colourful book covers from back in the day. Our Psychedelic pickings incorporate various genres of books, from the adult orientated ‘Black is the color’...

  • Tomorrow People – The World of The Future

    • 10357 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Book Covers, Futuristic, LiteratureComments Off on Tomorrow People – The World of The Future

    Who’d be a futurologist eh? You try your hardest to predict what’s likely to happen in a generation or so and almost inevitably you’ll get a least 50% of it wrong. These magazine articles and books from the 1950s and 1970s are wildly inaccurate when...