Archive for the ‘Modernism’ Category

‘Round the Clock Protection

March 14, 2009

Original Dial

Shut me in a room with access only to Flickr, and I’d be happy as a clam. Roadsidepictures has an incredible album of vintage packaging, you know, back when products where fun. Look at that package of Dial soap! Wouldn’t you much rather have that sitting in your bathroom than this?

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Dazzled by Science

March 12, 2009

scitech21

AceJet, a lovely blog of found art and typography, tipped me off to this amazing set of 1950s and 60’s magazine ads for science and techonology companies. More than 180 ads showcasing the beauty and abstract qualities of modernist design can be found here on Flickr, posted by BustBright. I clicked through every example, awed by the impact, simplicity, and straightforward intelligence of the graphics. They aren’t trying to sell a temporary disposable lifestyle, they’re previewing an entire future.