Posts Tagged ‘ 60s ’

50¢ treat

October 13, 2011

i found this book at the thrift store for 50 cents and had to share it! patrick caulfield was a british painter and printmaker who famously depicted snippets of everyday domestic scenes in saturated color and a remarkably flat style. unlike his pop art contemporaries, lichtenstein, oldenburg and warhol, who were capitalizing on the objects...
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jimmy!

August 22, 2011

JIM ISERMANN—– born in the wrong decade? this southern california-based artist has been producing trippy technicolor paintings, furniture, shag carpet, rainbow textiles, and vinyl decals since the 80s, reaching into the depths of kitschy 60s and 70s design and appropriating essential elements. he’s also pretty good at securing corporate commissions, as is evident from...
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hare krishna hare hare

July 19, 2011

i’m kind of bummed to have missed out on the heyday of the hare krishnas. their presence for me is just american cultural lore- the gatherings in public spaces, the chanting, the music, the brightest marigold robes, yellow books, following prabhupada around the globe. i can only really relate to george harrison’s my sweet...
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rand brand

May 27, 2011

we’re so bombarded by logos and advertising in our daily lives that it’s easy to dismiss or take certain images for granted. but a closer look some of the logos we have seen over and over again- those of UPS, IBM, ABC, or ENRON- reveals the masterful work of paul rand, a graphic designer...
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pause & play

March 2, 2011

i felt like i needed to share a few videos that i’m just feeling so good about right now. they’re just making me realize how much i love life, you know what i mean?? hope they can do the same for you guys!!! (thanks chance!) (thanks diana!) (thanks tristan!)
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dirt chronicles: part 1

December 27, 2010

dirt cheap, dirt poor, dirty rotten scoundrel– that stuff under our feet certainly has a bad reputation! since i watched this amazing documentary, dirt! the movie, i’ve been really into looking up information about the historical, scientific, and cultural significance of DIRT! dirt in science, dirt in religion, and particularly dirt in art, it’s...
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work work work

July 25, 2010

i’m working on moving out of my place right now and am looking at a postcard that nico always had up in the room by legendary illustrator/printer, david weidman. the simple statement, “WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER” is my mantra right now. here’s a look at some of his other work- great colors and layers!...
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quite animated

June 14, 2010

hi guys, just landed in athens today…….!!! so hot here! cant wait to see the freaking PARTHENON!!!! here’s a little tidbit from a great czech animator, jan svankmajer, that i saw last night in vienna….it’s wild!!! THE FLAT from 1968! enjoy. i have so much to share but not enough time to share it!
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uschi!

June 3, 2010

one of the best things to come out of munich is 60s/70s model/groupie/superstar uschi obermaier! she didn’t do much but look hot, kick it in communes in berlin, prance around naked, have affairs with the rolling stones, smoke pot and drive w/her longtime partner, bockhorn, all around the world (india, pakistan, mexiko, afrika…). tasja,...
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movie madness

January 26, 2010

oh my god im swimming in movies right now. like i mentioned earlier, jaws was the beginning of my attempt to view all the classics that i’m embarrassed to have never seen. here are some of the most recent. any suggestions?? La Strada, 1954 Watch it if you like: The Circus! Fellini; exploiting the...
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