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    Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

    1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro Advertising • 1952 Views

    By way of a tribute to Walter White’s Wallabees (and if you don’t know who Walter White is by now then we urge you to check out Breaking Bad ) we’ve put together a post to honour the good people at Clark’s in sunny Somerset and also the guys in Ireland who for many years made the Wallabees for Clark’s – Padmore & Barnes.

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  • 1999

    Back to the Future – 50 Years Back

    1960s, Futuristic • 1412 Views

    We understand the kind of people who like to predict what life will be like in 20, 30 or 50 years time are called Futurologists and it seems their role in life is to predict possible, probable and preferable futures. Well, if they are as accurate as the people who worked on this clip from 1965 we’ll be mightily impressed.

    We’re going back 50 years to look at how the future would have looked in 1999 AD from a sixties point of view. To be fair the accuracy of the predictions are pretty much spot-on including online shopping (just getting going back in ’99), home computers, online banking, populating Mars, wall mounted TVs and microwave ovens.
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  • Bobbye Hall drummer

    Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

    1960s, 1970s, Music • 1813 Views

    She’s a successful musician in what is very much a man’s world, she was the youngest session musician in Motown’s history, has been the percussionist on some of the finest records ever and played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Carole King and the Incredible Bongo Band. We reckon this is long overdue and we’re not sure why it has taken us quite so long but the time has come to take a look at the life, times and music of Bobbye Hall, female bongo basher extraordinaire. Continue Reading

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  • Computer Orchestra

    Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

    1960s, Music • 1514 Views

    It may seem quite antiquated and almost comical now but have a look at the video below and witness what was the basis for one of the first ever synthesizers, conceived and built by Peter Zinovieff who went on to supply his wares to such luminaries as Pink Floyd, White Noise, Kraftwerk, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie. Musical history indeed. Continue Reading

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  • Peter Max

    Peter Max – Psychedelic Pop-Art Pioneer

    1960s, Art • 2252 Views

    Many artists influenced the whole late-sixties psychedelic movement and up there amongst them is a certain Peter Max. A man whose interest in astronomy led to what he termed his ‘Cosmic ‘60s’ period featuring early psychedelic and counter-culture imagery that in many ways pre-dated the nascent hippie movement.

    An early life spent mainly on the move saw Max and his family move from Nazi Germany in 1938 settling in Shanghai for 10 years. His mother, noting his constant doodling, hired an art teacher to help hone his talent. Continue Reading

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  • 1960s Design

    Just One More! – Creative Cartoon Covers

    1950s, 1960s, Art, Magazine • 2853 Views

    The good people at the snappily titled Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (henceforth known as the PPAGLA and formerly known as the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association) have been around since 1936 and by the looks of things are still going strong. However, this is not so much a look at the PPAGLA (although we’re sure they do mighty fine work) but rather a glimpse at their annual publication which as you may have already guessed is called ‘Just One More’ – presumably the most used line by press photographers the world over. Continue Reading

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