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    Athena ’68 – Ohio University Yearbook

    1960s, Everyday People • 2985 Views

    This isn’t the first and it definitely won’t be the last time we take a look at an American college yearbook although if we’re honest it’s really the ones from the mid-to-late 60s we tend to focus on mainly for the blend of classic Ivy League clothes, the youthful innocence of another age and the great unscripted photography. Continue Reading

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    Illustrious Sixties Illustrations

    1960s, Art • 3653 Views

    Whilst on our travels around the big old World Wide Web we’ve stumbled across these rather groovy illustrations from back in the day which have been taken from assorted British women’s magazines from throughout the 1960s.

     

    There are a few artists’ names that seem to crop up over and again and it would be rude not to credit them so here’s a nod to Jac Mars, Eric Earnshaw, Frank Haseler, Whittlesea and Coby Whitmore amongst others. Whether these guys (or girls) actually managed to retire to a hilltop villa in the south of France on the back of their illustrations in 1960s women’s magazines is doubtful but they’ve left us a cool legacy and some slightly racy drawings that must have raised a few eyebrows amongst the female readership at the time.  Continue Reading

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    Magnificent Macedonian Monument – The Makedonium

    1970s, Architecture • 2166 Views

    This is our first post relating to a monument, however in fairness, this is no ordinary monument. Sited within 16 hectares at over 4400 feet above sea-level and overlooking Macedonia’s highest town, – Krusevo, it pays tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the 1903 Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire carried out by the snappily named Secret Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organisation (SMARO). For those of you who are not up to speed with your 20th century Macedonian history please feel free to read on. Continue Reading

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    Doug Goodwin – From The Pink Panther to Northern Soul

    1960s, Music, Television • 2878 Views

    Songwriter, composer, pianist, author and carpenter – Doug Goodwin is a man of many talents, a man who has written a number of songs you definitely will have heard of and also the man behind a record that is up there with the very best Northern Soul classics.

     

    Charles Douglas Goodwin was born on 21st April 1929 and enjoyed a musical upbringing with private piano lessons alongside his day-to-day schooling. He saw service in the early 1950s as part of the US Army Special Services in Korea where he was pianist in the band. After his service was completed he trained as a carpenter whilst simultaneously honing his songwriting skills. Continue Reading

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    Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 2843 Views

    Here we have an assortment of adverts that have more Tie-dye than an audience at a Grateful Dead concert – well perhaps not that much. Although Tie-die is a fairly modern phrase created in the mid-sixties, the earliest examples of the technique originates way-way back in Peru from 500 to 810 AD.

    The Rit brand dye first first hit the high streets over a hundred years ago, they promoted their new product with the catchy slogan “Never say Dye, Say Rit” in 1917. These advertisements date back to the mid-sixties through to the seventies when Tie-dye was at it’s prime.It was an era when it was trendy to brighten up your plain bed sheets, Flower Power-up some old jeans, make psychedelic canvas art for your home or  turn your hot pants into hot stuff. Continue Reading

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