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Pixelated GIFs Are Out of This World

Thursday 05.30.2013 , Posted by

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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...]

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Retro-Fantastic Posters from Mads Berg

Wednesday 05.15.2013 , Posted by

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It’s hard to create more nostalgia than with the faded tones of a vintage advertising poster. Those glorious old ads push just the right buttons, bringing back memories of blissfully warm days, breathtaking views while traveling and good times spent with friends. Danish illustrator Mads Berg works with these classic influences, creating some of the most delicious retro posters we’ve seen. [Read more...]

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Victorian Era Freaks Take Formal Photos

Tuesday 05.14.2013 , Posted by

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Perhaps we shouldn’t call them freaks… these are just normal citizens trying to fit into everyday society. Or are they? From the Edwardian era to the Victorian, these characters are all a bit odd, but they’ve shown up to have their formal portrait taken in their finest clothing; with their hair and beards neatly combed and their individual characters written all over their face (even if that face has only one eyeball). Where did these creatures come from? [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #433 > The Tall And Short Of It: Vintage Times

Sunday 05.05.2013 , Posted by

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Looking Back at a Year of Daily Geometry

Wednesday 05.01.2013 , Posted by

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For just over a year now Tilman Zitzmann has been daily exploring two of his design fascinations: geometry and minimalism. Each day on his tumblr blog he posts a deceptively simple geometric form in his tasty retro style. Most examples look like they could have been lifted from your parent’s 50s or 60s textbooks, the ones that featured beautiful geometric instructions and infographics on the world before the term was even coined. For anyone design related, this is inspiration gold. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #427> Pop Art Keepin’ It Real: Funny & Cool

Friday 04.26.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #417 > Beaches, Birds, & Bettys: Vintage

Thursday 04.11.2013 , Posted by

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Step Back in Time with These Fashionable Illustrations

Monday 04.08.2013 , Posted by

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In my last article I mentioned “artistic tributes” to the show Mad Men. Well, although these illustrations aren’t specifically based on that series, many of the fantastically drawn examples from London based Jack Hughes certainly harken back to that mid-century appeal. Over bold background gradients and two-tone blocks of color, Hughes illustrates fashionable people from bygone eras: from the flapper craze of the 20s, right up to hip 70s kids sporting Native American threads. [Read more...]

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Delicious, Retro Animations from Colin Hesterly

Friday 04.05.2013 , Posted by

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I’ll admit it: I’m a complete fiend for mid-century media. When it comes to, say, cartoons from that era, it’s hard to beat the warm nostalgic feeling you get from their positive, often childlike vibe, and optimistic outlook towards the possibilities of the future. So when I ran across these classy retro animations from Colin Hesterly, I couldn’t help but love each short tasty nugget of nostalgia. [Read more...]

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Vintage Predictions of Life on Other Planets

Thursday 03.28.2013 , Posted by

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In 1939, we knew much less about our solar system, so much less that these illustrations by Frank R. Paul may have really made people wonder about what strange life may be living on other planets. His drawings were some of the first images seen by science fiction writers Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Forrest J Ackerman, making him one of the greatest influences on the early pieces in the genre. Using what little knowledge scientists had about the compositions of each planet, Frank R. Paul drew his predictions of what humans might find should they try to inhabit the other planets. [Read more...]

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