Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The Z-4, Pegasus, ENIAC , and the IBM 702 were hard to miss when you walked into a room. Who could have thought that these hefty early computers would lead to the tiny personal laptops we have today. See more of these bulky, but beautiful, retro machines from the 1940s - 60's.
Click here to see a mainframe (named Emerac) on the big screen opposite Hepburn and Tracy.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
From packaging, to ornate ashtrays, to these beautiful vending machines, smoking has left a distinguished graphic legacy. Art-o-mat, has taken retired cigarette vending machines and souped them for the more benevolent cause of selling tiny art. See more here.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Above label is from a vintage 'car coat' (below) that I had in NYC in the 80's- it was one of my favorites. I finally parted with the coat, and a lot of the hair, but saved this great label.
When I used to buy vintage clothing, one thing that always caught my eye were the graphic labels that were stitched inside. Like the clothing hangtags I collect, they add a small, yet valued detail to the garments they are attached to. The assorted labels above came from a collection on this site.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
California artist Steve Lambert's work is inspired by the commercial signage that we encounter everyday. He builds his own signs and adds an ironic twist to the messages they deliver. See more of his signs here. Watch video.