Japan: ‘City & Design’ Magazine, Cover Illustration by Isamu Kurita, 1966


Science Fiction: ‘The Robot Empire’


Immigration: Good for the U.S. Economy


Movie Poster: ‘I’ve Lived Before,’ Richard Bartlett, USA, 1956


‘Fantastic’, April 1959, Cover by Ed Valigursky


Source: Sci-fi Covers

What is this sorcery?

‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Detective World, November 1951 Issue 


Seattle Mystery Bookshop

‘Give Me Liberty Or I Give You Death!’ Revealing Detective, June 1949 Issue


Seattle Mystery Bookshop

What Does a Nice Girl Do When a Scaly Alien Wants to Marry Her?


African Movie Posters from the 1980s and 1990s

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Source: vintage everyday

[PHOTOS] Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’, 1958




Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013 by Søren Behncke


Poster for El Charro de las Cavaleros (1965)


Source:  The Grim Gallery: Exhibit 1881


[POSTER] French Grande for MIRAGE, Edward Dmytryk, USA, 1965


French grande for MIRAGE (Edward Dmytryk, USA, 1965)

Designer: Guy Gérard Noël (1912-1994)

Poster source: Posteritati

Hong Kong for Paris


Matthieu Forichon: ‘Autumn Books’


Source: Wall Street Journal

PLATE IX by jlillard

PLATE IX by jlillard

PLATE IX by jlillard

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Street & Smith’s Detective Story, 1938


‘The Lone Ranger’ Wheaties Poster, 1957


The Lone Ranger Wheaties Poster (General Mills, 1957).

Starring Clayton Moore. Featured in this lot is a nearly life-sized poster of the Lone Ranger, which was offered as a mail-in prize by General Mills to promote Wheaties Cereal.

Pulp Fiction Cover Art: ‘Street of the Blues’

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Movie Poster: Frederico Fellini’s 8 1/2



From the Hall of Electric Living: Elektro the Amazing Westinghouse Moto-Man


Stormfront Penetrating Deep into New England


On Tuesday, AccuWeather.com shared a graphic that showed a rainy day in the Northeast.

Needless to say, the graphic certainly got a rise out of the news anchors at WGN.

The image made the rounds on social media on Tuesday…

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Bombs, or Bonds: Why Not Both?


I’m Making Bombs and Buying Bonds! (victory loan drive) « Je fabrique des bombes et j’achète des obligations! » : campagne d’obligations de la Victoire

‘More Terrific Thrills on the Unknown Planet

Zontar of Venus

via Zontar of Venus: More “The Hotspur” – 

‘The Wonderland of Science’


Donald Trump New Yorker Cover


Pulp Fiction: ‘Run, Killer, Run’


Komatsuzaki Shigeru Cover Art for RED PLANET by Robert A. Heinlein


astromonster – michaelallanleonard


[PHOTOS] Vintage Independence Cheesecake

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Vintage Sci Fi Cover Art: ‘Fantastic Universe’


Pulp Fiction Cover: ‘More Deadly Than the Male’ by Paul Chevalier, 1960


1960 paperback cover for More Deadly Than the Male by Paul Chevalier


German 1966 Re-Release Poster for ‘The Seven Year Itch’: Billy Wilder, USA, 1955


German 1966 re-release poster for THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (Billy Wilder, USA, 1955)

Designer: uncredited

Poster source: Heritage Auctions

Marilyn Monroe would have been 89 today.

Comic Panel from ‘Betty Bates, Lady-at-Law’ in Hit Comics #11 (1941)


Illustration: Ben Shahn for CBS Television

Ben Shahn - CBS TV

Atomic Comics #4, July 1, 1946


Cover Art by Matt Baker, the first (known) African American Comic Book Artist.

Eliza Berman: The Mad Men Title Sequence Is Eerily Similar to This LIFE Magazine Cover


The falling men on a 1967 LIFE cover seem to presage the falling man in the AMC show’s opening credits

Eliza Berman writes: Analyzing the title sequence to Mad Men has become something of a sport for the show’s fans. Does the suited man hurtling toward earth foreshadow protagonist/anti-hero Don Draper’s literal death or his figurative demise? Does it echo the chilling photograph of a man who jumped from a burning World Trade Center tower? (Showrunner Matthew Weiner has said emphatically that it does not.) Whatever it represents, where did Imaginary Forces, the agency that produced the sequence, get the idea?


Here’s another idea: it’s now been pointed out that the design has many similarities to a 1967 LIFE Magazine cover, the first in a four-part series on “The Struggle To Be an Individual.” The cover, like Mad Men’s credits, features silhouetted men against the backdrop of a 1960s-era skyscraper. Both suggest a sense of helplessness, of ceding control to powerful forces beyond one’s self.

“The cover, like Mad Men’s credits, features silhouetted men against the backdrop of a 1960s-era skyscraper. Both suggest a sense of helplessness, of ceding control to powerful forces beyond one’s self.”

The Imaginary Forces team that produced the credits has spoken about some of the inspiration behind the design. Weiner initially approached them with the skeleton of an idea — a man walks into an office building, takes the elevator to the top and jumps — and they began developing storyboards. Those boards included a Volkswagen ad, movie stills and, as designer Steve Fuller told Print, “the design stew that’s been swirling around in our head over the last 15 years since we left college.”


Though AMC could not confirm, as of publication time, whether this particular LIFE cover ever made it onto those storyboards, the photo essay the cover advertises in many ways articulates the existential crises Draper faces in Mad Men. As an ad man, Draper sells access to an American dream he himself hasn’t entirely bought into. Even as he accumulates successes in the boardroom and the bedroom, the satisfaction never lasts longer than a few drags of a cigarette that might kill him anyway.


The ethos of the 1960s is, of course, omnipresent in Mad Men — and not just in its fastidious commitment to the furniture and fashions of the time. In post-WWII America, many Americans had settled into the comfort of corporate jobs that afforded them the same white picket fence and station wagon their neighbors boasted. Responding to that phenomenon, books like William H. Whyte’s The Organization Man, published in the mid-1950s, lamented how modern workers’ collectivist group-think ran in opposition to creativity and innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

‘We’re Running Out of Airspace’


Popular Mechanics, 1953

Vintage Poster: ‘La Cucaracha: Melody Drama of Dazzling Splendor IN TECHNICOLOR