Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

10 of the Strangest and Most Awesome Choose Your Own Adventure Books

April 9, 2010

A funny look at 10 of the weirdest and also the most awesome book covers for the ’80s book series, Choose Your Own Adventure.

Yes, AWESOME! I don’t see how the story could live up to the bad ass title and cover but I give Jay Leibold credit for totally going there. A cyborg that is also a ninja. This exists and it is bad ass. Question: Am I the ninja cyborg or am I fighting the ninja cyborg? Points taken away if I’m fighting the ninja cyborg, but points given back if I’m also a bad ass ninja master. Who’s the dude in the blue tights in the background?



Invading The Vintage

March 25, 2010

Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla’s Flickr photoset of cute aliens invading grandpa’ postcards.

(via J-Walk Blog)

The Art of the Luggage Label.

March 22, 2010

Tom Schifanella collects classic luggage labels and shares them through his Flickr stream. A suitcase covered with these is a sign of a life grandly lived.

Luggage labels are fascinating bits of hotel history from the golden age of travel, roughly the 1900’s to 1960’s. During this time these labels were used by hotels as advertising and eagerly applied to steamer trunks, suitcases and all sorts of luggage by hotel staff, mainly bellhops.

Today, these same labels are highly desirable and sought after by collectors all over the world. Many of the designs were produced by some of the best poster designers from the golden age of travel like Roger Broders, Jan Lavies and Mario Borgoni.

Via Neatorama.

30 Retro Breakfast Cereals

March 19, 2010

retro cereals

Breakfast cereals have been popular ever since Will Keith Kellogg invented Corn Flakes. Since then, cereal has taken many forms, and become popular in many countries. Here are 30 retro breakfast cereals. Recognize any of them?

Via Presurfer.

Film Noir Posters: 1941 – 1958

March 19, 2010

film noir poster

Film Noir is a film genre that offers dark or fatalistic interpretations of reality. The term is applied to U.S. films of the late 1940s and early ’50s that often portrayed a seamy or criminal underworld and cynical characters. The films were noted for their use of stark, expressionistic lighting and stylized camera work, often employed in urban settings.

Film Noir Posters: 1941 – 1958