Graphic design 1945-1969

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Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow

Plaxico (I know, right?), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:33 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

brilliant!

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:42 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

North By Northwest title credits:

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

SORCEROUSES..roll on stage! (Pillbox), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:57 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

great thread :D

stimulus package (cozwn), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol i have that hulot poster
xp agree

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

whoa at Fly TWA poster!

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:34 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

otto treumann

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

hans hartmann

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:41 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

'72 but whatever

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:48 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

speaking of:

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

no idea, pillbox, pretty dope though

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

saul bass matchbooks

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:51 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

wim crouwel

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:55 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:59 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

(although it looks 1970s)

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:14 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

(xp)

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

tits akimbo (kenan), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:31 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:36 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

caek, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:48 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow beautiful!

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 August 2014 15:13 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

awesome.

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Friday, 7 November 2014 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

, Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Saul Bass really is the best

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 31 January 2015 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 11:46 (11 months ago) Permalink

wow!

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

the sun is so unphotogenic

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:10 (11 months ago) Permalink

http://www.doublearrow.co.uk/manual.htm

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 August 2015 00:46 (11 months ago) Permalink

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 August 2015 00:47 (11 months ago) Permalink

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 August 2015 00:51 (11 months ago) Permalink

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 August 2015 00:51 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

slick

Spottie, Thursday, 10 September 2015 17:35 (10 months ago) Permalink

the Swiss ones remind me that some of these fit here (I think): http://poster-gallery.com/en/shop/cat/Winter-assistance/1/?show=50

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 10 September 2015 21:46 (10 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

https://vimeo.com/141891887

Josefa, Wednesday, 14 October 2015 15:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

^^^^ Was just coming here to post that. Everyone needs to watch that video.

Darin, Sunday, 18 October 2015 05:26 (9 months ago) Permalink

A german motion designer animated a bunch of "op art" book covers - half of which are in this thread.

Darin, Sunday, 18 October 2015 05:26 (9 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I'm currently helping install the new SFMOMA and there's a design show that includes some gorgeous posters for the italian typewriter company Olivetti. A quick GIS for their posters brings up some great stuff:

Fetchboy, Sunday, 13 March 2016 23:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

Olivetti is one of the great designer-friendly companies of the 20th century, both their product-design and their marketing.

From that small but special pantheon which also includes Geigy and Container Corporation of America.

dan selzer, Monday, 14 March 2016 04:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

, Monday, 30 May 2016 18:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

, Friday, 22 July 2016 13:02 (5 days ago) Permalink

God that cat food label is MAGNIFICENT

woke newt (stevie), Friday, 22 July 2016 15:49 (5 days ago) Permalink


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