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Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category

  • Don’t Burst My Bubble – Sweet machine cards

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    Here we have a variety of American sweet vending machine cards from the fifties through to seventies. These unique and colourful signs were inserted into the front of the machine to entice teens to part with their hard earned pocket money. We guess...

  • Welcome to Beatville – Beatnik Book Covers

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    Voices of East Anglia has previously delved into the world of the Beat Generation and went on the Road with Jack Kerouac. Now we’re giving you our favourite Beatnik “inspired” paperback book covers from the past. There are no works by...

  • Mid-Century Modern

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    Obviously, here at VoEA we are big fans of Mid Century Modern design, so, if you’re already a fan, we have some nice pics for you, if you’re not, then we offer a brief introduction...

  • Communist Poster Art

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    You can say what you like about the communist regimes, they knew how to make a nice poster…. The artwork typical of most communist governments, especially in Eastern Europe, was big and bold, kind of angular and Modernist, simple, and usually involving...

  • The Beatnik Generation

    • 71180 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Youth CultureComments Off on The Beatnik Generation

    Whilst many of us know the term ‘beatnik’ and are aware of the old cliché of berets, roll-neck jumpers, goatee beards and saying the word daddio a lot how many of us actually know the history behind the beatniks, where they started from, what they did...

  • Under The Influence of Saul Bass

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    Originally we were going to do a post with lots of word...

  • Out On The Streets – Meter Maids

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    Meter Maids, Traffic Wardens, Parking enforcement officers, call them what you like, but it’s never a good sign seeing  one of them strolling around your car ready to slap a ticket on your windscreen.  This collection of photos include Claudine Penn,...

  • You Need Wheels

    • 9291 Views • 1950s, 1960s, TransportComments Off on You Need Wheels

    In these overcrowded, thrifty times, what better way to get from A to B in style, than on a moped….. Hard to define moped fully, but generally 50cc, lighter framed motorcycle type thing, just about captures the essence of it. Nip in and out of traffic,...

  • How records are made

    • 17784 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Popular, VinylComments Off on How records are made

    Here we have two great sets of photos showing records being manufactured. The first set are from 1954 starting with an engineer splicing up a tape. The second set is called “How records are made” from a 1962 Warner Brothers album sleeve...

  • The First Book of Jazz

    • 10963 Views • 1950s, Art, Book Covers, Literature, MusicComments Off on The First Book of Jazz

    J is for Jazz – some cool illustrations from the childrens book The First Book of Jazz  by Langston Hughes. The Artwork was created by Animator and Cartoonist Cliff Roberts. His pictures appeared in magazines such as the New Yorker and Playboy. He...