Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: May 19th, 2017 | 1st Posted: May 19, 2017
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Designer Spotlight, Vintage
Saint Hoax, an anonymous: artist; satirist; and sociopolitical activist; took some vintage 1950's misogynistic advert's, and added the truly repugnant sexist quotes from Donald Trump.
I've seen these original vintage adverts doing the rounds, and they are pretty awful then, but adding Trump's various 'quality' sexist quotes, well… shocking.
I don't condone this language in ANY way whatsoever; I do think it's worthwhile though being reminded of what a gruesome example of a 'human being' Donald Trump is, and this is why Saint Hoax uses this creative medium to send these controversial messages.
On a lighter note, Saint Hoax also created this awesome piece.
Saint Hoax: "I removed the original headlines from these misogynistic advertisements and replaced them with quotes that Donald Trump said about women.
The headlines and visuals strongly complement each other, although there's almost a 30-year gap between them."
Misogynistic Vintage 1950's Ads with Sexist Quotes from Donald Trump
"You don't give a shit if a girl can play a violin like the greatest violinist in the world. You want to know, what does she look like." Donald Trump
"Women, you have to treat them like shit." Donald Trump.
"Must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees." Donald Trump.
"When I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof!" Donald Trump.
"I tell my friends to "be rougher" with their wives." Donald Trump.
"Grab them by the pussy." Donald Trump.
Saint Hoax is a pseudonymous Syrian artist, satirist and sociopolitical activist. He combines politics with popular culture to create POPlitically incorrect statements. By manipulating images and icons, Hoax creates beautiful visual lies that tell an ugly truth.
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: May 17th, 2017 | 1st Posted: May 17, 2017
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Inspiration, Vintage
This old photograph showing the making of the very intricate RTF Eurovision TV logo (Ident), is absolutely fantastic in every way imaginable, especially if you are a logo designer!
I originally found this on Reddit, then proceeded to Tweet it; frankly, was quite amazed at how popular this Tweet became:
— Graham 'Logo' Smith (@thelogosmith) May 14, 2017
I can openly admit to having no idea that some of the old TV logos had to be created with such painstakingly attention to detail.
This is true creative workmanship.
Unfortunately, I can't find any more background on this photograph, as much as I have tried to search through Google.
There's very little online about this, other than a few articles about RTF in general.
Found via Reddit
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: April 28th, 2017 | 1st Posted: April 28, 2017
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Design Essentials, Inspiration, Vintage
The drawing and animation of The Cute Character is a Disney speciality, and has been forever and ever, and ever.
This is a fascinating illustration of the major points that Disney knows makes the perfect cute character.
There are a few phrases that now seem a little 'dated', such as: "Fanny portrudes-never bulges, but fits into the leg lines and base of body."
The juvenile in me finds that somewhat funny…
Drawing the Perfect Cute Character by Disney
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: April 26th, 2017 | 1st Posted: April 26, 2017
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Graphic Design, Inspiration, Vintage
I don't often post individual images on my blog, but when I do, I like to think they are pretty cool images, such as this very colourful Vintage Pepsi Advertisement for the Pepsi Cool Cans.
Would love to know if anyone, who collected these Pepsi Cool Cans back in the day, still has these lying around; in the loft, basement or some storage facility somewhere.
Found via Quipsologies
Vintage Pepsi Advertisement - "Our Idea of Pop Art, Pepsi Cool Cans"
New Cool Cans.
They're totally original on the outside. Totally Pepsi on the inside. And they could be worth from $25 to $20,000 in Cool Cash. Look for Pepsi Cool Can displays. But hurry. Because these limited edition works of pop art won't be hanging around for long.
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: January 6th, 2017 | 1st Posted: January 6, 2017
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Famous Logos, Posters, Vintage
I love this vintage Nintendo poster so much, put out by a desperate Nintendo of America Inc, way back in 1990.
Such a classic, and shows how times change when it comes to brand names becoming nouns.
You see, "Nintendo" is an adjective, not a noun.
There's the Nintendo Entertainment System.® There's the Nintendo ® game software. And there's Nintendo Power TM magazine.
But there's no such thing as a Nintendo.
You see, "Nintendo" is an adjective, not a noun.
It is our registered trademark that identifies the high quality products that marketed and licensed by Nintendo of America Inc.
So please use out trademark carefully.
And never use it generically to describe all video game products.
We thank you. Mario thanks you.
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: November 28th, 2016 | 1st Posted: November 28, 2016
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Posters, Vintage
This epic collection of Race Posters, from Manor Racing Team, is an extraordinary treasure trove of gorgeously designed, vintage style, Formula One posters.
All of these race posters depict the F1 races from this past year of races (2016), and were all designed by the folks from the F1 Manor Race Team.
Each of these posters was developed at the time of each race, then uploaded to their blog and made available as a high resolution download, as well as posted to their Instagram feed.
Download Race Posters in High Resolution
I've only uploaded a handful of these posters below, so visit this following link: http://www.manorracing.com/ to view the complete collection, and also download as high resolution versions.
2016 Race Season Posters from Manor Racing Team
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: September 14th, 2016 | 1st Posted: June 27, 2016
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Graphic Design, Inspiration, Resources, Vintage
Vintage Colour Wheels, Charts and Tables Throughout History
As a graphic designer, where colour is pretty darn important, This selection of Vintage Colour Wheels, Charts and Tables Throughout History has made me far too excitable!
The moment I found the post, and saw the featured image and post title, I clicked it straight away, and onto the website of Public Domain Review: A Project of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which is a website I'd highly recommend poking around.
You know sometimes you can visit a post and ultimately end up somewhat, or very, disappointed with the content, like the featured image and fancy headline is literally the best bit, but not so in this case.
So here's the thing for any of your commercial printing nerds (me included): many of the images featured have been sourced from Sarah Lowengard’s book: The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe – published electronically on Gutenberg-e in 2006.
Also, according to PDR, another must-have book on colour, is: Philip Ball’s Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color (2003) for a great look at how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted through the ages.
Anywho, enjoy some of the featured images below, and remember to visit: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/colour-wheels-charts-and-tables-through-history/
I've picked out a handful of the various colour charts, colour wheels and other forms of colour illustrations for you – not all of them as that'd spoil the surprise when you visit the original post on : Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History
My favorite has to be this one below. It's just so gorgeous, and just so very olf, not to mention trying to visualise Richard Waller painstakingly creating this colour chart, or to be precise: Tabula Colorum Physiologica (1686)
Richard Waller’s “Tabula Colorum Physiologica”, from “A Catalogue of Simple and Mixt Colours with a Specimen of Each Colour Prefixt Its Properties,” in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 6 for the years 1686 and 1687 (1688)
Circular chart showing “complementary contrasts” from A Class-Book of Color: including color definitions, color scaling, and the harmony of colors (1895) by Mark Maycock
Philipp Otto Runge’s Farbenkugel (1810). The top two images show the surface of the sphere, while the bottom two show horizontal and vertical cross sections
Parsons' Spectrum Color Chart, an Illustration from The Principles of Advertising Arrangement (1912) by Frank Alvah Parsons
Page from Priced catalogue of artists’ materials : supplies for oil painting, water color painting, china painting … and drawing materials for architects and engineers, manual training schools and colleges (1914)
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: September 14th, 2016 | 1st Posted: June 10, 2016
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Famous Logos, Inspiration, Vintage
Sony Playstation 1 Logo Design Ideas and Concepts
I know the Sony Playstation 1 Logo Design Ideas and Concepts isn't exactly breaking news, as it's been floating around for a while: http://imgur.com/qf2cSHU
I came across it again by accident the other, and I do like looking at all unused concepts for any branding project, then comparing them to the chosen one.
As a logo and graphic design, it's generally always heartening to see another designers/studios early logo concepts, as they are rarely works-of-art when compared to the final logo design.
I'm always looking back at my early logo design concepts and laughing at how awful they are.
Some of these early Sony Playstation 1 designs are interesting to say the least, but the whole process of exploring the shit early ideas generally leads you to eventual fame and glory.
Also check out the: Meaning Behind the Sony Vaio Logo
The Sony Nintendo Playstation Console
Here is what the Sony PS1 was supposed to look like before Sony took it on without Nintendo.
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: September 14th, 2016 | 1st Posted: June 9, 2016
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Designer Spotlight, Inspiration, Vintage
Erich Dieckmann: Design Development of a Metal Tube Chair
The Erich Dieckmann tube chair development illustration has been doing-the-rounds of late, and it's quite a interesting—at least to me—look into the design process way-back-then.
It's really way-back given Mr Dieckmann was born in 1986, and passed 1944.
Seems this particular illustration is from a rare book, titled: Erich Dieckmann - Möbelbau in Holz, Rohr und Stahl, which you can buy from Amazon for a thrifty £150.
More on the Bauhaus-Movement: architects and designers.
Erich Dieckmann Bio
Erich Dieckmann (1896-1944) studied architecture at Danzig Polytechnic from 1918 until 1920. After finishing the foundation course, however, he dropped out and went to Dresden, where he began to study painting and drawing. In 1921 he enrolled at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Between 1921 and 1925 Dieckmann served an apprenticeship there as a carpenter.
When the Bauhaus school moved to Dessau in 1925, he transferred to the Staatliche Bauhochschule in Weimar and was head of the carpentry workshop there from 1925 until 1930.
From 1931 until he was dismissed by the National Socialists in 1933, Erich Dieckmann was head of the carpentry workshop at the Kunstgewerbeschule Burg Giebichenstein in Halle.
From 1939 he lived in Berlin. Erich Dieckmann was one of the most important furniture designers at the Bauhaus, developing type ranges for seat furniture. Like Marcel Breuer, Erich Dieckmann experimented with steel tubing but is primarily known for his standardized wooden furniture. Dieckmann's designs for seat furniture are stringently geometric, with frames based on right angles and constructed of almost pieces of wood that were either almost square in cross section or flat; another feature typical of Dieckmann's work is linking armrests and chair legs in a runner construction.
By using quality hardwoods such as beech, cherry, oak, and ash as well as cane matting, Dieckmann loosened up the stringent geometry of his designs; on the other hand, however, standardization and normed proportions were to keep the prices of these mass-produced pieces of furniture as low as possible.
Subscribe to the Blog with or | Post Updated: September 14th, 2016 | 1st Posted: December 9, 2015
Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Designer Spotlight, Inspiration, Posters, Vintage
'Around the World' - Colourful Modern Vintage Posters Designed by Bo Lundberg
These 1960's Swedish inspired posters make me feel so happy when looking at them, and I was immediately drawn to them when I first spotted them on Bo's Pinterest board.
I'm also taken back to the gorgeous 1960's Air Canada poster that I posted a while back, when I see these posters from Bo. That's a very good thing by the way.
Around the world, cities and countries: Every now and then Bo tries to find time to come up with interpretations of different cities and countries.
He first imagined that he was a designer during the sixties who had been commissioned to design travel posters.
And if I'm not mistaken, that could quite well be Helvetica…
60's inspired posters by Swedish illustrator and graphic designer Bo Lundberg. More here.