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Stunning Retro Cover Illustrations from The Satirical German-Language Magazine “Kladderadatsch”

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The satirical German-language magazine Kladderadatsch (meaning “Crash” in an onomatopoeic sense) was launched in Berlin on May 7, 1848. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos That Show Lifestyle of Young People in the 1970s

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While the counterculture of the 1960s had an impact on the youth of the 1970s, they were also open to new styles. Continue reading »

The Beer Advertising Posters Designed by Henry Jerome Schile in The 19th Century Are Truly Remarkable!

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German-American artist Henry Jerome Schile was born in Oberharmersbach, Baden-Württemberg, in 1829. He emigrated to the US in 1851 and worked in New York in the middle of the 19th century. Continue reading »

Exploring the Vibrant 1970s Graffiti Scene of Boston Through The Photos of Jacobson Marciano

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In Boston’s bustling 1970s music scene, British bands were key. Fans of X-Ray Spex, Billy Idol, Sham 69, and the Buzzcocks spray-painted their names on Boston’s walls. Continue reading »

The Haunting Bird People Portraits by Sara Angelucci

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“Aviary” by Toronto-based artist Sara Angelucci overlays birds on vintage pictures, a popular photography style. These hauntingly strange human-animal hybrids indicate something more. “Aviary” shows that humans are vulnerable like environment and wildlife. It also discusses changing perspectives. Continue reading »

Amazing Photos of Yosemite National Park in the Late 1960s

Big Trees Museum (Galen Clarks Cabin), Yosemite National Park, 1969
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California’s Yosemite National Park. Sierra National Forest borders it on the southeast and Stanislaus National Forest on the northwest. The NPS manages 759,620 acres (1,187 sq mi; 3,074 km2) in four counties, centered in Tuolumne and Mariposa and extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera. Continue reading »

Early-20th-Century Haunting Portraits of Dr. Harvey Cushing’s Surgery Patients

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Yale University’s Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

Dr. Cushing, who also performed some of the first successful brain surgery, was a pioneer in neuroscience. The first effective electro-cautery device and the first use of x-rays to identify brain malignancies were developed by him. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos from Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook Published in 1965

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“I wrote this book originally in 1965 to show young people how to have fun doing simple monster make-ups. It was published as a 60s magazine and was sold for many years as a back issue. Continue reading »

Le Vampir Glorieux: Bizarre Vintage Paintings of Vamprires by Boleslaw Biegas

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The surrealist Polish artist Boleslaw Biegas produced a wealth of works in both painting and sculpture. Continue reading »

Amazing Illustrations and Posters Designed by Duilio Cambellotti in the Early 20th Century

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Italian applied artist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, and designer Duilio Cambellotti (1876–1960) was involved in the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, and his impact extended beyond the aesthetic and political to the social and political. His fidelity to agrarian motifs and versatility across a broad spectrum of visual and design disciplines have earned him recognition. Continue reading »

The Photos of the Stunning 1976 Citroën DS Tissier Car Transporter

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This automobile, which was constructed by Tissier in 1976 for a French motor club, was based on a Citroën DS from the year 1970. Continue reading »

Inside the 1950s BMW Isetta Brochure

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Argentine, Spanish, Belgian, French, Brazilian, German, and British manufacturers all get licenses to produce the Isetta microcar, which was designed in Italy. It was dubbed a bubble automobile, a moniker used by other vehicles with an egg shape and windows that resembled bubbles. Continue reading »

Stunning Photographs of Bronze Traffic Signal Towers in New York City From the 1920s

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In the early 20th century, New York’s Fifth Avenue faced severe congestion, with a mix of horses, carriages, pedestrians, street cars, bicycles, and automobiles vying for space. Continue reading »

Fascinating Portraits of a Young and Beautiful Pattie Boyd in the 1960s

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Pattie Boyd, born on March 17, 1944, inspired iconic songs and was married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Her influence is evident in hits like “Something,” “Layla,” and “Wonderful Tonight.” Continue reading »

Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Sections of Everything

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In his works, the artist Stephen Biesty deconstructs complex objects – bridges, ships, buildings, cars, and the human body. He “cuts” objects into layers and parts, showing their internal structure. Continue reading »

Vinatge Occultist Calendar with Incredible Illustrations by Manuel Orazi

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An occultist calendar with illustrations by Manuel Orazi, commemorating magic for the upcoming year of 1896, was printed in a symbolic edition of 777 copies. Continue reading »

Atmospheric Black and White Photographs of Paris by Night in the Early 1930s

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In the early 1930s, Brassaï, the pseudonym for Gyula Halász, captured the essence of Paris at night through stunning black-and-white photographs, showcasing both its elegance and its underbelly. Continue reading »

Exploring the Geometric Elegance of Joseph Binder’s Vintage Posters

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Joseph Binder, a Vienna-born graphic designer and painter, founded Wiener Graphik in 1924. Gebrauchsgraphik, a leading German design magazine, showcased his work. Natural images depicted in geometric forms and flat colors defined his Viennese work. Continue reading »

Future as Seen Through the Eye of a Paleontologist Dougal Dixon

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The future is unpredictable. Since the beginning of time, humans have tried to predict the future, but even the most advanced science cannot guarantee anything. Many people use fantasy to predict the future to fill this uncertainty. Dougal Dixon’s work may be the most intriguing. Continue reading »

Talented Polish Illustrator Ada Zielińska Blends Contemporary and Retro Styles in Her Art

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A Polish illustrator and graphic designer, Ada Zielińska is a talented individual. Using a variety of styles, she combines contemporary aesthetics with the sentimentality of the 1970s and 1980s in her work. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos of the 1924 Renault NN Berline

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The NN, which debuted at the 1924 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris, replaced the Types KJ and MT as the standard French automobile of the 1920s and 1930s. This specific model, which is widely used as taxis in towns and cities across the country, is thought to have started out as a Paris taxi. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Posters Designed by Boris Artzybasheff

Three-Headed Dragon, circa 1920s
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Born in 1899 in Kharkov, Boris Artzybasheff was a Russian-American illustrator known for his distinctive and often surreal designs. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photos Capture Street Carnival Revelers in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1975

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Port of Spain stands as the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago and ranks as its third-largest municipality, with only Chaguanas and San Fernando surpassing it in size. Situated along the Gulf of Paria on the northwest coast of Trinidad, it forms part of a vast urban area that extends from Chaguaramas in the west to Arima in the east. Continue reading »

Authentic Funny Leap Year Postcards From 1908

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Early 20th-century Leap Year postcards often featured gender stereotypes that are absurd in today’s world. For example, in this comic postcard series, women were depicted wielding guns, axes, dogs, nets, and traps to apprehend men, who could be readily enticed with food and beverages (such as beer, cheese, and pretzels) or cash. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Delightful Illustrations Inspired by Architectural Images of The Present and Past

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Originally from the Netherlands, Adam Kosik studied landscape architecture and has been illustrating for a while. The values he aims to portray through his illustrations are those that he freely acknowledges were most inspired by architecture and the environment around man during his studies. Continue reading »