One of the perks included in working with “obsolete” imagery is the bonus of realizing and exploring how its many strengths offer initiatives in our century. Configurations long gone leave a residue we turn away from at our peril, inasmuch as those major design flare-ups comprise depths being antidotes to the widespread vapidity of a wildly self-indulgent consumer market.
No one would want a typewriter in all its fuss to meet the world. But the integrity of structure and chromatic sunshine here can steady the rage for flatness and speedy connection, to include something more than awesomeness, something at a different pitch.
Post-War American prefab housing, here showing up as a boon to a Europe needing to catch up with efficient new ways. The Paul Colin touch in this vintage graphic poster endows the vignette, veering on compromise, to look to Machine Age superlatives pulling out of the little thrum something bigger.
Not for selfies. Here the thrill of surrealist magic about capturing a presence is at full tide. And it offers us an avenue going much farther than banal self-aggrandizement.
Perhaps loading film stock into a camera was an often awkward manoeuvre; but on the other hand the tactility would, as our design suggests, cue up some imagery with real heft.
The eyes and the body language say it all: any kind of contact from a great distance like this is magical! How often does this occur to us today?
“…and their joy never ends…” the tag line runs! Trying to fathom what lies behind that monolith. Post-War consumer products like this early TV set kicked off an acceleration of technical invention, for better or worse!
Accessing heat is a wide and ever-changing subject. Here the stakes were extremely high, with results carrying a rich payload of struggle. Fossil fuel as a villain was not the big and acrimonious deal it now presents. But there is a sort of kinship in such enduring of hard times.
Dimensions of beautiful motion, never surpassed! But a reservoir tracing far into the future, for those with the wit and the heart.
Days definitely gone by, but the memories can start something else!