24 Great Pictures of Mid-Century Bowling Alley Architecture

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...

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24 Great Mid-Century Motel Signs

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...

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24 Great Mid-Century Clip Art Illustrations

Yes, clip art is boring and cliché, but looking at the cliché's of the past makes them seem new, ironic and way cooler than they ever were at the time. As they say in archeology (okay Raiders of the...

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20 Great Space Age Pop Album Covers

From the populuxe era I present these 20 great space age pop album covers as examples of the space race seen through the eyes of suburbanites after 3 martinis!

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Typography Tuesday “Our Fonts, Our Friends”

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...

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A Primer in Mid Century Modern

 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...

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Digital Ephemera

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 &...

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Digital Ephemera

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...

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A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials

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...

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