If you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days of the first Nintendo and computer games back in the 80’s when graphics required a little more imagination, then you will love these pixelated GIFs from a Tumblr user named Waneella. From skinny legged aliens to a cat lady and her clan, pixel perfect unicorns, and teleporting figures, this little collection is sure to bring a smile to your face and have you wondering why we ever went HD. Fun Fact: “The term pixel art was first published by Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1982.” [Read more...]
Remember that feeling you had every time your thumbs made Mario leap from the brick stairs and slide down the flag pole to complete a level? That’s kind of how this series by Víctor Somoza Benítez makes me feel. Much like the works of Aled Lewis, Somoza takes the pixelated characters from your favorite old school video games and inserts them into the non-pixelated real world. Somoza, who is also a photographer takes most of his pictures in Spain where he lives in Palma de Mallorca. [Read more...]
We all have at least one special vintage photo from our past that brings a smile to our faces every time we look at it. Whether it’s the one your mother brings out to embarrass you when you introduce her to a new friend or the one you keep in a frame to remind you of a time of innocence and whimsy, [Read more...]
Cars were so cool back in the 70’s that they had Levi’s jeans for interiors. In 1973 AMC made a Gremlin with the tough blue interior, which included orange stiching, brass rivets and the red levi logo. [Read more...]
For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.
Flip Schulke documented everyday life in New Ulm, Minnesota and the Florida Keys during the 1970s. In both locations, Schulke focused on the retired and the lives they lead in these two very different locals. Additionally, while teaching at the University of Missouri’s Columbia School of Journalism, Schulke recruited several students to photograph New Ulm to supplement his own photographs.