Computer History Museum — Brochures / 1950s
Ohhhh my lord what a find. The motherload.
Check out the Computer History Museum for hundreds of PDFs containing high-res scans of computer brochures from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In particular, the 50s examples are amazing; great colours, dynamic layout & outrageous typography.
Thanks to Present & Correct for another great find. If you don’t already follow them, check out their blog & their Twitter for daily graphic gems.
Fives / It’s Nice That, 2014
I’m pleased to have been involved in Fives, a new animation project that launched today, curated by It’s Nice That.
Each film in Fives is 5 seconds long, and celebrates a memorable moment from World Cup tournaments gone by.
Myself and Matt Lloyd made our film in homage to a crazy game between Chile & Italy in 1962, known as “the battle of Santiago”.
Beer Mat Tat / Becky Turner, 2014
Check out Beer Mat Tat – a really nice Tumblr by Becky Turner, showcasing her mum’s collection of vintage beer mats.
And I thought my haul from Paris was good. This puts my efforts to shame!
Holding Pattern / Lauren O’Neill, 2014
Holding Pattern is a great Tumblr blog by Lauren O’Neill collating various airports from across the world, as seen from above.
Paris ephemera — road maps / 2014
Some lovely fold-out road maps, found at the same market as the beer mats. The ‘BPortugal’ example dates from 1959; the Travel USA one from 1964. Both designer(s) unknown.
The yellow on the Portugal map must be printed in a special – it’s almost fluorescent – unfortunately the camera hasn’t captured its true vibrancy!
Paris ephemera / 2014
A few gems I found on a recent trip to Paris, at the Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen. Some lovely type and colours on these beer mats; I would guess they date from the 60s and 70s. I know the Watneys branding was by Design Research Unit, but all the others are of unknown origin.
The Rehearsal of Space and the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite / Edgar Martins, 2014
One of my favourite photographers, Edgar Martins, has just released his latest body of work. He spent the last few years documenting the European Space Agency, and the result is a breathtaking visual survey of this scientific world.
The project is currently on show at the Wapping Project Bankside – I urge you to go and see these prints, some of which are up to 2m in size. Also, the book is available now via The Moth House.