During the turn of the 19th century, China was home to a lovely clash of East-meets-West culture. And lucky for us, Louis-Philippe Messelier, a French wool trader turned photojournalist, was there to capture the energy of the period in this series of black and white photos. Anything from unusual street performers, pristine countryside, film studios, […]
The Brew Sherpa is an awesome site we came across a while back. They sell vintage beer cans and will positively be ‘Your guide on the mountains of beer knowledge’, as they say. The Brew Sherpa is a site that will teach you about the best beer on the planet. We promise.
This “innovative” attempt at reducing fatigue on long flights was the future of flight back in 1949. The design was meant to help air force pilots withstand the stress of a strong gravitational pull which would minimize blackouts. The caption of the photograph reads: ‘United States Air Force pilots are finding it much safer and […]
According to these illustrations, we should all have a personal flying machine by now. Take a step back in time and see what society was expecting life to be like by the year 2000. Each vintage image is a time capsule of thought and culture that flavors each prediction with Victorian fashion. Some of these […]
What says ‘Peace on Earth’ better than a photo of Darth Vader releasing a white dove into space? For the past 40 years, Lucasfilm Christmas cards have been spreading holiday cheer like no other greeting cards can. These quirky Christmas cards are the perfect remedy for a tired, cliched tradition. It’s never too early to […]
I found Neil Krug by accident when searching for images on Google to use for one of my mixtapes. He was recently in the desert hanging with supermodel Joni Harbeck making PULP, a book of photos paying homage to retro/vintage posters. There is this visually enchanting way he takes photographs and I’ve no idea how […]
Nostalgia is a disease. But what a lovely disease. The Illustration As It Used To Be… Tumblr has a charming archive of timeless, classical illustrations. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything trying to be edgy here… isn’t that a relief?
I always love a good series of vintage colour photographs to swoon over and this series doesn’t disappoint. The shots of 1914 Paris show everything from Moulin Rouge to one legged men and horses – all in beautiful, rich colour. I want more!
They sure don’t make em’ like they used too. These hilarious print advertisements for somewhat bizarre exercise gadgets from the 70s will be sure to bring a smile to your face. From air compression shorts to sauna workout suite, it looks like weight loss schemes have never gone out of style.
By TheDominoEffect in Cool Travel on Monday 14 January 2013
Used clothing stores in Montreal may be a dime a dozen, but shops selling exclusively quality pieces are rare. La Found(erie) is an example, housing everything from no name to brand name merchandise chosen by its selective owner, Genevieve Champagne. Though located in the ‘oh so trendy’ plateau area on St-Laurent street, it’s far enough away from the pretentious but close enough to be easily accessible.
Inspired by a summer of love in San Francisco, 1960’s space travel, psychedelic revelry and nightmare, music festivals and war, places in dreams, peace, love and nostalgic hauntings. I mix elements of surrealism and pop art in a collage effect. Random characters and inanimate objects inhabit the same space and colours and patterns vie for attention within the composition.
I came across Chinese animator Lei Lei about a year ago and I was instantly drawn to his old-school computer game inspired animations and use of jazzy intricate colorful patterns. His mix of hand-drawn illustrations and computer graphics were a refreshing change from the highly polished HD quality animations some people are geared towards. And they justified multiple viewings immediately.
By Ben Lee in Cool Websites on Sunday 9 September 2012
Michael Jason Enriquez, the photoshop wiz behind Cholafied, takes actual mugshots of current celebs and combines them with vintage mugshots of whores, gangsters, fraudsters, and crooks from 1920’s Australia.
Laree Love is a Los Angeles artist and craftsman. His Horse and Anchor bags are one of a kind, handmade, extremely durable and hip, and made out of all vintage materials. Love can be seen at any flea market in the greater LA area in search for the perfect materials for his products.
Los Angeles-based pop realist painter, Robert Townsend, is a sucker for vintage items. And he paints suckers, too. Vintage matchbooks, postcards and moments of wanderlust play reoccurring themes in his work, along with sweets like cupcakes and lollipops. Sprinkled in the mix are glimpses of his sense of humor, like his 72×48 inch oil painting of a used car salesman named Bill Connor.