Curated from the fantastic folks at Flickr, I present 24 great images of mid-century bowling alley architecture. Though, I am personally a terrible bowler, I have a particular fondness for these palaces of populuxe. I’m sure the Dude, Walter and Donny would be happy to roll at any of these places, but not on Shabbas

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This collection is curated from the Vintage Motel Signs Flickr group. It’s amazing collection of mid-century signage. Live the populuxe area all over again! You’ll see parabolas, dingbats, boomerangs and amazing typography! Don’t take my word for it, check it out! These hotels and their signage was often maligned by the more “respectable” architects, but

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For this installment of Typography Tuesday I had to share Veer Presents: “Our Fonts, Our Friends.” This clever ad mixes some of my favorite things, fonts, mid-century modern esthetic and clever production. Fantastic!   “Our Fonts, Our Friends” is the first in a series of retro science films about fonts, from Veer. In this installment,

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 Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes post-war developments in modern design from roughly 1945 to 1965. -from the video Eames Era (Mid Century Modern Design Today) The post war, Mid Century Modern era is one of my favorites in terms of design and architecture. In case you would

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It’s Wednesday, so that means ladies and germs it’s time for another installment of digital ephemera. Which is a collection of interesting bits and bytes I’ve run across on the information super highway in the past week. Mid-century Modern & Tiki Retro Cocktail Hour: A great weekly radio program from Kansas Public Radio. Host Darrell

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A few interesting bits of digital ephemera I’ve found on the information super highway in the last week. Mid-century Modern & Tiki Paul Malon’s Flickr Stream, an amazing collection of mid-century ephemera, you simply MUST check this flickr photostream if you have any interest in the 1950′s. Summer’s officially over, however this is good advice

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Anyone who has an interest in advertising, culture or history, should check out the amazing collection of television advertising archived by Duke University Library. The collection is called AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials, and is well worth a look. These fine American commercials date from the 1950′s through the 1980′s and contain

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