Data + Design Project

Bold and Groovy 70s Love Pads

Thursday 02.02.2012 , Posted by

If there’s one thing missing in modern designs, it’s a whole lot of patterns… I mean lets cover everything in checkerboard print! I’m not sure if these shots of far out interiors from the 1970s are showing us how far we’ve come in design or how far we’ve regressed… but it certainly makes me want to let my hair down and relax over some warm fondu. [Read more…]

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Just A Few Years Before Facebook

Saturday 10.29.2011 , Posted by

“What the heck it electronic mail!?” Before the computer world was connecting every few seconds, the idea of email and online shopping was a concept that had to be communicated to customers. This roundup of vintage computer ads, explores some of the stranger ways companies like Apple and IBM brought us into the information age… be sure to see the last ad in this article, it’s a sight of things to come [Read more…]

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Polyester Disasters: Bad Retro Fashions

Monday 10.17.2011 , Posted by

Is it actually possible these styles were ever in fashion? Here’s a round-up of some vintage polyester rich fashions from the 1970’s: styles that would never make the cut on the city streets (or even country roads) of today. With so many old fashions coming back to life, could they come back into style soon? It’s a frightening thought [Read more…]

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Vintage Fast Food: Come and Get It!

Saturday 08.27.2011 , Posted by

Fast food sellers vie for your consumable dollars. Which of these vintage ways of promoting their goods attracted the consumer’s attention most? Check out those equally vintage prices too… it’s a far sight from the dollar menus of today. [Read more…]

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Long Banned Tobacco Ads

Friday 08.26.2011 , Posted by

Different brands and types of tobacco; lots of competition. One has this feature or that selling point… but all with the same goal: Attract the consuming public to want mine and not yours. [Read more…]

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Vintage Signs: Yesterdays Design Left for Eyesore

Thursday 08.11.2011 , Posted by

What once caught our eyes and attracted us to what was being “signed and defined”, now sit by the roadside in disorder and disrepair allowing for memories of days gone by. Here are some examples of the type of design we rarely see anymore, from a time when the future looked bright and automobiles where king. [Read more…]

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Christmas Albums That Will Make Your Kids Cry

Tuesday 12.21.2010 , Posted by

Here is a selection of awkward, odd, and in some cases just plain bizarre Christmas Album Covers. We feature an assortment of strange Santas, strange people, and in some cases just strange music. Stay tuned for part two, later in the week.


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Who Shot the Couch? Vintage Bad Fashions

Saturday 10.16.2010 , Posted by

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The Dawn of Mass Computing: Promotional Photos

Sunday 10.10.2010 , Posted by

Remember the days of 5 1/4 inch floppy disks, reel-to-reel tape drives, green or amber monitors, terminals, big mainframes, big daisy-wheel printers, and more? Here is a selection of vintage promotional photos showing computing equipment of yesteryear.

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The Childhood Road Trip: Vintage Motel Postcards

Thursday 09.30.2010 , Posted by

Back in the day, the family road trip to places like the Grand Canyon inevitably led to a stay in a motel. Many of the swimming pools that once saw happy families enjoying their first road trip have been abandoned, but they have been preserved in our memories through old family photos and postcards. Here is a selection of vintage postcards featuring motels, hotels, inns, and lodges from one destination in particular that some families passed through – San Antonio, Texas.

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