March 17th, 2014
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Vintage Airline Poster, San Francisco

circa 1972, American Airlines, artist unknown

[you can buy a reprint here]

…I’ve been really into this flat, colorful, geometric art style recently. Also: all hail the perfect use of Helvetica, before the hipsters “discovered” it.

May 30th, 2013
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…Because I’ve Never Seen A Halston I Didn’t Love.  <3

Dress

Halston, 1980

The Goldstein Museum of Design

via omgthatdress

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July 20th, 2012
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Vintage Images, Lost & Found: Gordon Parks’ Powerful “Segregation Series” 

Recently The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished photographs by Parks at the bottom of an old storage box wrapped in paper and marked as “Segregation Series.” These never before series of images not only give us a glimpse into the everyday life of African Americans during the 50′s but are also in full color, something that is uncommon for photographs from that era. (Source: reginasworld)

Sometimes consideration for the future requires a long, hard look at the past. Mistakes are not to be forgotten and packed away, they should be recorded, studied and learned from.

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May 17th, 2012
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Cartography Couture

Designer Annex, of New Zealand, has designed these lovely frocks from vintage maps of the world. Unfortunately, you can’t wear the dress…but according to her website, you can “hang [it] on your wall and dream of new adventures”.  F*ck that, I’d absolutely try to put it on. Then, after I ripped it from doing something so stupid, I’d hang it on the wall (so you can’t see the rip, natch) and would then dream of other ways to get the damn dress on. Because these are way too cute to leave on a wall.

Here’s more from her website:

Travel the world or visit a favourite city with maps made from vintage printed maps. Hang on your wall and dream of new adventures or recount fond memories. Each dress is handmade and unique. Approx 90cm long and 60 cm wide.

Dresses are $195, bags $80, please email for more images

Contact Annex
63 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
ph +64 9 3786018
anne at annex.net.nz

April 30th, 2012
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Standard Uniform Fabrics for United States Army - War Department, February 10th, 1930

Office of Quartermaster General, Washington, D.C. 

Reblogged from The Design Center
March 9th, 2012
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Yasuro Urugawa Illustration

Booklet for the Japanese Celluloid Manufacturers Assoc.

From Graphis Annual 56/56.

January 5th, 2012
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Horse training for the militia, Mongolia, 1979

by Eve Arnold (1912-2012)

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December 31st, 2011
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OMG! I found it. Macmillan Dictionary for Children, ©1975

I <3 our Saturday used-bookstore dates.

December 27th, 2011
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The Badass of the Day is Pilot Trainee Shirley Slade [1943]…

…as she sits on the wing of her Army trainer at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. In September of that year, Slade graduated as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots Class 43-5 (also known as WASPs). 

Far from passive witnesses to — or victims of — the fighting in World War II, women took an active role in the war effort from the very start of the conflict. (see more WWII: Women in the Fight)

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