by Lynne Rostochil In case you don’t know it by now, one of my very favorite mid century publications is Living For Young Homemakers magazine, which was always full of great architecture and design and which was around all through the 1950s but sadly folded into the much less sassy McCall’s in 1961. While looking […]
by Lynne Rostochil Last week, a few Squadders were in Palm Springs for Modernism Week and attended a lecture about George Nelson. The presenter mentioned that this iconic designer created a gas station for Kerr-McGee, which was built somewhere in OKC (click for a larger view): The caption with the photo on the George Nelson […]
by Lynne Rostochil There’s nothing more fun than looking through ’50s ephemera and this brochure distributed by local members of the Nation Wide Business Builders in 1953 is one of my favorites. Click a photo to enlarge each image and enjoy all of the eye candy you’ll find!
by Lynne Rostochil Looking for the perfect gift for the architecture and design lover in your family? Last week, we suggested several books about architectural photographers, and this week we’ll talk about books devoted to graphic and industrial designers. One of these books would certainly make a great addition to anyone’s art book collection. I’ve […]
by Lynne Rostochil One of my favorite research resources is a 1964 phone book I found at a garage sale several years ago for a quarter, and I swear, I spend more hours looking through the great ads in the back of this now-battered slice of life from the mid 60’s than I do poring […]