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  • Cavalier Attitude – Sixties Mens Magazine

    1960s, Magazine • 5957 Views

    US men’s magazine Cavalier (motto: For the American Male) started way back in 1952 and is still, some 60 years later, going now. It was first published the year before Playboy to whom it has often been compared and back in the day tried to be seen as slightly hipper, more youthful and a bit more sussed than its big name rival. Almost an anti-establishment Playboy. Your dad bought Playboy, you bought Cavalier.
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  • Joe’s Dope Sheet – Comic Book Art by Will Eisner

    1960s, 1970s, Art, Literature • 7657 Views

    You can say what you like about the US Army, and this in no way tries to defend them, but the preventative (or preventive as they title it – both words can be used correctly) maintenance publication: PS Magazine, they have been producing for the past 60 years, has had some inspired comic book style and for a 20 year period between 1951 and 1971 involved the work of legendary artist Will Eisner. Continue Reading

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  • Faux Design – Record and Book Covers

    Art, Book Covers, Vinyl • 3723 Views

    You wont find the Televista Moods 2 album on the Hampshire University labelwhile flicking through records at a car boot sale, neither will you see The Pigeon Fancier’s Gambit on the bookshelves of Oxfam, as all of these excellent designs are completely made-up. Continue Reading

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  • Prisunic and Design – A Unique Adventure

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 4904 Views

    If you type the French word “Prisunic” into Google translate, it will tell you that it means ‘Dime Store’ or ‘Variety Store’. However on further investigation we found the following explanation

    “Prisunic was one of the main French chains of city-center supermarkets from its creation in 1931 until it was merged into Monoprix in 1997. The name is a phonetic pun on the French words “prix unique” (single price). Under no circumstances should you leave the name untranslated, since it will mean nothing to English-speaking readers. Localize” Continue Reading

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  • 1969 Computers at Work Book

    1960s, Literature • 3924 Views

    Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a chip will double approximately every two years and considering this was first expressed way back in 1965 (although the term Moore’s Law wasn’t used until 1970) it has been remarkably accurate ever since. Back in 1970 chips had around 2300 transistors and now they have over 2.5 billion. Blimey. Continue Reading

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  • In-Car Entertainment

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 5241 Views

    Who’d have thought we’d be having unlikely bedfellows Brian Clough and Billy Preston in the same post? Make the most of it though because the odds are it won’t ever happen again. Continue Reading

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  • The Funky Side of Sammy Davis Jr

    1960s, 1970s, Film, Music • 4388 Views

    Much has been written about Sammy Davis Jr over the years and that’s including his three autobiographies so we won’t re-hash all the stuff about the Rat Pack, the three marriages, the racism, the horrific car crash where he lost his eye, the drinking and the gambling. Not in this post anyway. Here we are taking a look at the funky side of Sammy, a man who could sing and dance with the best of them and who could without doubt cover a classic track and make it all his own. Continue Reading

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  • House of The Future – Kunstoffhaus FG 2000

    1970s, Architecture • 6777 Views

    Even the name of this house sounds futuristic -The Kunstoffhaus FG 2000, the name sounds like it would be better suited to a kitchen appliance, rather than a house. Although we guess that when Wolfgang Feierbach was designing his dream home of the future, names like ‘The Lodge’ or ‘Primrose Cottage’ were not on his list. Continue Reading

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  • 1970s Hamburg Concert Photos

    1970s, Music • 4534 Views

    Back in the early Seventies, Heinrich Klaffs was a Freelance journalist,  photographer,  police reporter and editor at the HamburgerAbendblatt newspaper. During his time at the Hamburg paper he had the opportunity to take countless shots of local concerts. Continue Reading

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  • Lesser-Known Youth Culture – Chicago Gousters

    1960s, Fashion, Youth Culture • 9814 Views

    We first stumbled across the term Gousters (the first syllable rhymes with now) courtesy of the excellent Chicago based blog darkjive and since then we’ve been trying to find out more about them but with limited success. This is by no means a comprehensive article on Gousters and we can only use the material we have available, if anyone out there knows some more then please contact us because we’d love to hear more about this little known fashion. Continue Reading

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