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Vintage Color & Design: Matchbooks

Vintage Color & Design: Matchbooks


Thanks to Focht for sharing this great set of matchbooks filled with inspiring colors. You can see the complete sets here, here and here.

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Vintage Color & Design: Automobile Advertisements

Vintage Color & Design: Automobile Advertisements


From ultimate luxury to utilitarian dream to an example of excess and modern inefficiencies, the automobile has had a long history that is reflected in the color and design of the advertising developed for the industry over the years.

Here is a selection of vintage car ads for your color inspiration.

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Vintage Color & Design: Typewriter Ribbon Tins

Vintage Color & Design: Typewriter Ribbon Tins


An inspiring set of typewriter ribbon tins courtesy of UPPERCASE Gallery.



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Vintage Color & Design: Comic Book Ads

Vintage Color & Design: Comic Book Ads


Sea-Monkeys, "X-Ray" Vision, Monsters from Outer Space! These classic comic book ads are as much of a part of comic culture as the books themselves. Here's a selection of ads from the Classic Ad section. The complete collection can be found at Classic Comic Book Ads.


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The Colors Of Paul Paper

The Colors Of Paul Paper


"Could be me" is a project exploring possibility of one artist occupying another's space. It is a visual adventure and an interpretation of the same sentence by different artists worldwide.

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Andres Yeah

Eric Smith | Cristiana Couceiro

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Vintage Color & Design: 50's, 60's & 70's Advertising

Vintage Color & Design: 50's, 60's & 70's Advertising


Here's an interesting set of advertising from the 50's, 60's and 70's from flickr user Pink Ponk. The collection is home to a great juxtaposition of American and Japanese commercial design and illustration styles from the time period.


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Masters Of Design: Retro Modern

Masters Of Design: Retro Modern


Continuing the color and graphic traditions of those that came before them, these masters of retro modern design have the ability to create something that feels both nostalgic and fresh. Whether using appropriated images, hand-lettered type inspired by sign painters, strict Swiss design, or paying homage to antiquated technology, film posters of the past, and color palettes attached to particular decades, working in such styles takes more than just copying the past. And the outcome is strictly the artist's own, just ask Shepard Faiery's lawyers...

This post in our Masters of Design series is brought to you by our
friends at Full Sail University's Online MFA Program for Media Design.

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Scott Hansen

Porfolio | Behance

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Drawing inspiration from "within" himself, Scott uses the internalized images collected throughout his life to develop his style. With a keen sense of color interaction his palettes instantly take us to a time that is unknown, but that is strictly Scott's.

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Vintage Color & Design: Fortune Magazine

Vintage Color & Design: Fortune Magazine


A selection of Fortune Magazine covers from 1933 through 1969. You can see the complete collection here.

"It was stated in February 1930 that ‘the covers are to be a special feature’ and that ‘a design by a distinguished artist will appear each month, which will be made especially for printing in flat colours and will have the character of an original print’. They did much to convey the spirit of progressive technology that proved so exciting to the American public of the 1930s. Amongst the more celebrated designers contributing such work were Fernand Leger, Bauhaus graduate and tutor Herbert Bayer, Hungarian-born Gyorgy Kepes, who had worked closely with Moholy-Nagy in Britain and the United States, and American born Lester Beall." - Covenger + Kester


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Vintage Color & Design: OSPAAAL Posters

Vintage Color & Design: OSPAAAL Posters


Politics aside, the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) has a collection of historically important and good lookin' posters in wide variety of illustrative styles.  The collection which showcases work from the 1960's to the present is shared by Flickr user *linds and is also available to view at the OSPAAAL site.


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The Colors Of Andy Gilmore

The Colors Of Andy Gilmore


Amazing textures and colors are seen throughout the complex, geometric, spirograph loving work of Andy Gilmore, who just recently opened Black Math, a show running through August 22, 2009 at Berlin's Pool Gallery.

Bright swirling colors, intricately interwoven lines morphing into sleek harmonious forms – the mesmerizing kaleidoscopic images of Rochester, New York-based multi-talent Andy Gilmore have a futuristic, almost alien feel to them. His designs transcend straightforward aesthetic beauty, their forms inhabiting a realm of mathematical complexity, containing a certain geometric musicality.


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