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BMD Design Serves Up Tasty Retro Typography

Sunday 07.07.2013 , Posted by

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With an aged patina of motor oil and the healthy scent of flaming exhaust wafting through the air, BMD Design out of Bordeaux France has some vintage influenced designs that will get any motorhead or rummage sale enthusiasts mouth drooling. Forget about digital perfection, this is the hand-made, home-spun article and the rubbed off paint is there to prove it. BMD has made a name for itself with old-school iconography and well organized flourishes of typography… it’s a style often attempted but rarely executed with such deft skill. [Read more...]

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Bizarre Paintings Inspired by Vintage Photographs

Tuesday 06.25.2013 , Posted by

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At first glance these paintings look to be faithful copies of vintage photographs, from Civil War era scenes in the battlefield, to 60s snapshots in the office. But a closer look quickly reveals that there is something seriously amiss in this version of the past. Artist Paco Pomett takes inspiration from vintage photographs, transforming elements of the scene into bizarre and often impossible visions of reality. A stack of logs becomes a pile of pencils; swimmer’s arms join together in snake-like curls; and ‘men’ inspecting a hole have mysteriously become dirt loving gophers. The collection is a perfect combination of the strange and familiar… many times looking like movie-stills from vintage sci-fi films. [Read more...]

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Vintage Magazines Made into Surreal Collages

Thursday 06.20.2013 , Posted by

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Sammy Slabbinckhad a love for vintage magazines since he was a little boy… mainly with classic publications from his parents generation of the 50s to the 70s. He began collecting everything from TIME, to National Geographic and LIFE Magazine – and at one point, he decided to create his own form of surreal pop art collages with his extensive collection. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits # 455 > Live Long & Prosper: Vintage Photos

Saturday 06.15.2013 , Posted by

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Then & Now- Famous Face Mash-ups

Tuesday 06.11.2013 , Posted by

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They say history tends to repeat itself and apparently the saying extends to the looks of those making history as well. From Hollywood heart-throbs and singers to princesses and civil rights leaders, Marc Ghali has found the perfect pairings from then and now. The Toronto-based graphic designer has combined the faces of two similar figures in the public eye decades later. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #453 > Paper Art And Other Creative Works

Tuesday 06.11.2013 , Posted by

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Julien Pacaud Welcomes You to the Future, Yesterday!

Thursday 06.06.2013 , Posted by

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Taking his digital scalpel and slicing into the past, French artist/illustrator Julien Pacaud rearranges history in what can be simultaneously realistic and surreal terms. His work, full of retro characters from the 20th century, sees our world remixed into technicolor landscapes on a grand scale of time and measurement. Here is a place where our past utopian dreams are played out in farcical fashion, laying open the soul of our society and cleverly pointing out our strengths and shortcomings. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits # 448 > Beauty In Black & White: Old Photos

Saturday 06.01.2013 , Posted by

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Monolithic Typography in Vintage Collage Worlds

Wednesday 05.29.2013 , Posted by

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In Space Relationship, huge typographical forms rise from the grounds of vintage structures, dwarfing often famous locations with bold and mysterious messages: INTERVAL, LARGE, FRONT, DISCONTINUITY. The scenes themselves blend together imagery from vintage postcards and photography into a collage of impossibly scaled worlds – bridges, mountains, boats and rivers are all dwarfed by ornate victorian ceilings which tower above the foreground, enclosing the scene with a grandeur more architectural than natural. These infinitely explorable images are the work of French illustrator and graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal aka Rétrofuturs. [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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