Graphic design 1945-1969

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Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow

Plaxico (I know, right?), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.geocities.co.jp/SilkRoad/7152/1950koukoku/1950koukoku.html

Japanese in-train advertising from the 1950s: the Keirin/horseracing ones (set 5) are probably my favourite.

horses that are on fire (c sharp major), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

brilliant!

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lance Wyman who did the Mexico 68 thing also did this Obama thing, which I have but have yet to get framed.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

North By Northwest title credits:

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

the only one from bookcoverarchive.com that's in the right timeframe:

horses that are on fire (c sharp major), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:03 (5 years ago) Permalink


I bought at the flea market a free in-flight book from Sabena from this era and every page is filled with the most amazing illustrations and design. Not this exactly, but along these lines.

robotsinlove, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Futura was pretty rare post-war, wasn't it? It was designed in the 1920s.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

great thread :D

stimulus package (cozwn), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol i have that hulot poster
xp agree

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

whoa at Fly TWA poster!

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^ niiiiiice

Futura was pretty rare post-war, wasn't it? - you do see it used in A LOT of popular design from this era, though (including some stuff on this thread) - especially on paperbacks and posters. I was unaware that it was as old as the 20's. I guess I associate a lot of prewar design with Art Deco-style typefaces, but I do not profess to be an expert on the subject (even though I am a g. designer by trade lol).

I would love to read a comprehensive history of typography from the industrial age onward, if such a book exists (recommendations plz).

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

otto treumann

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

hans hartmann

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow i'm trying to work out how the colors in that dove work and my brain is still confused!

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

'72 but whatever

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyone know the main typeface used in that Treumann poster upthread?

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

speaking of:

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

no idea, pillbox, pretty dope though

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

saul bass matchbooks

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like the cover of this pino tovaglia book, translated as 'the rule that corrects emotion'

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

wim crouwel

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

xp to Pillbox, unless I'm missing, there is no Futura anywhere on this thread except for the VW advert, which is timelessly VW rather than particularly post-war. Despite being over 80 years old, Futura was a pretty rare sight outside of VW adverts until relatively recently (like last 15 years).

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

the treumann font looks (New?) Century Schoolbook at a heavy weight, probably extra black.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

none of the digitized versions seem to have CS black though : (

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

unless I'm missing, there is no Futura anywhere on this thread except for the VW advert, which is timelessly VW rather than particularly post-war. The small print in the IBM advert and "The Ralph M Parsons Company" is def Futura. If MIT Symphony & Riddles in Mathematics aren't they are awfully close (if not, any idea what the actual font used in those is?) as are the typefaces on the German designs. Futura was also all over pulp paperbacks from this time-period (50s mainly).

Futura was a pretty rare sight outside of VW adverts until relatively recently (like last 15 years). - I love the Futura STD series and use it regularly.

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

The small print in the IBM advert - definitely not Futura, look at the lower case "a".

The Ralph M Parsons Company - not Futura (look at the tops of the upper case "M", Futura's are points, those are flat)

MIT and the Penguin are both Swiss Grotesks, the Penguin is Helvetica, not sure about the MIT one. Again, look at the lower case a.

I love the Futura STD series and use it regularly.

Sure. It's everywhere now. I'm just saying it was rare in the 1950s and 60s. It's an archetypal pre-war font that has become popular again in the last few years.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

pino tovaglia poster is futura (and awesome), btw.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

(although it looks 1970s)

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow, yeah, you're right: The lower-case "a" is the giveaway. You've got to admit, though, the similarities are remarkable. Any idea what the actual font on the IBM/Parsons adverts is?

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's just Helvetica or something.

There are vague similarities in the sense that futura and the grotesks are sans serif, but futura is a very distinctive geometric font ("o", bowl of "a", all curves, etc. are perfect circle sections), which is very far from true of helvetica, akzidenz, etc. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sans-serif#Classification.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I forget about old-school Helvetica b/c I've been using Helvetica Neue for so long that that is what I picture when I think "Helvetica" these days. I'm a bit envious of your typography knowledge, caek. I should take a class or something (again, if there are any books on the subject you would recommend..)

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

Only started 7 hours ago, and I already feel way late to this fantastic thread.

tits akimbo (kenan), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

if you can tell the difference between helvetica neue and helvetica you're doing better than me!

this is the best book about typography going: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elements-Typographic-Style-Robert-Bringhurst/dp/0881792063. there are maybe better books to learn about the kind of typography done in the sort of advertising/artwork on this thread.

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

(xp)

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

xp This will go on for years, you know. :)

tits akimbo (kenan), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, there are better threads for the type nerds to thrash this out. back to images!

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Blue Note album covers are a go-to, I'll just get some favorites out of the way early.

A little bit cute, but not TOO cute, you know?

Yes.

Yeah ok, it's better for type nerds, but this is a perfect album cover. (Helps that it's a perfect album.)

tits akimbo (kenan), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

do you know this? http://www.gokudo.co.jp/Record/BlueNote1/index.htm

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

is there a thread for blue note sleeves? if not, there really should be. I mean those are sort of a thing unto themselves (not that they don't belong here, there are so many great ones that they could easily consume the thread)

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

乒乓, Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:41 (11 months ago) Permalink

1965 Norwegian paperback of _Darkness at Noon_

Øystein, Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:17 (11 months ago) Permalink

Whoops, larger than I expected, sorry

Øystein, Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:17 (11 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

乒乓, Saturday, 14 December 2013 20:58 (11 months ago) Permalink

nicr

the late great, Saturday, 14 December 2013 21:04 (11 months ago) Permalink

i mean "nice"

the late great, Saturday, 14 December 2013 21:05 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

wow

thank you so much for these

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

woah

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:29 (9 months ago) Permalink

I know, second repost from that blog. If you don't already follow it, it's a pretty hip shop in london I think that mostly sells like old stationery bits and bobs and has an immaculate sense of design and style. Everything a bit cutesy and pricey but amazing none the less.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 02:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...


from notes.husk.org, which caek linked to ages ago and is great

sktsh, Monday, 7 April 2014 20:44 (7 months ago) Permalink

(sorry for huge img)

sktsh, Monday, 7 April 2014 20:44 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

some newer than 70s but still amazing collection

dan selzer, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 18:16 (4 months ago) Permalink

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

caek, Thursday, 10 July 2014 21:09 (4 months ago) Permalink

mit WILFRED BRAMBELL

a biscuit/donut hybrid called “bisnuts” (stevie), Thursday, 10 July 2014 21:50 (4 months ago) Permalink

that's a glorious poster

a biscuit/donut hybrid called “bisnuts” (stevie), Thursday, 10 July 2014 21:51 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

1944 (cheating)

caek, Friday, 22 August 2014 14:45 (3 months ago) Permalink

wow beautiful!

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 August 2014 15:13 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

fireworks packaging design:

https://www.presentandcorrect.com/blog/light-at-arms-length

dan selzer, Friday, 7 November 2014 05:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

awesome.

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Friday, 7 November 2014 15:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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