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Ads, Flair Magazine

Flair Magazine from 1950 lasted a year. It was an early example of magazine as art object. It was a lavish magazine, most issues had  die cut covers, fold out pages, and attached inserts. Contributor’s included Dali, Tennessee Williams, Jean Cocteau and Saul Steinberg. The high cost of producing it killed the magazine pretty quickly. My mother had a complete set and while I’m sure there are sites out there dedicated to Flair, I don’t know if anybody ever posted some of the small black and white spot ads from it. Here are a few: [click on image to enlarge]
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Flair


Jugend + Technik Almanach (east German 1966)

The title translates to Youth + Technology Almanac. It was printed in Berlin GDR (East Germany) in 1966. From what I can make out it looks like the illustrations were done by Liedtke, Rade, &  Schwalme. The paper is really thin, like slick newsprint.[CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE]
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Russian 7″ records (pt2)

Not really a quality part two and not really all Russian records. The one I forgot to post yesterday was a cool generic cover from Supraphon (which I think is from Czechoslovakia), there’s also an Israeli 7″ of what looks like a french dance hit (with dance steps for the kids) [click on image to enlarge]
Scan 1

front

front

back

back

dance step detail

dance step detail

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Russian 7″ records

These are from a bunch of 7″ records I picked up awhile ago. They are from the Russian Melodiya label. The majority of them are generic and one sided.  I think most of them are from the late sixties. Thanks to Rika for help in translation. [click on image to enlarge]
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STEREO.  The word in lower case translates to "Estrada" which is loosely defined as "variety".

STEREO. The word in lower case translates to “Estrada” which is loosely defined as “variety”.

front "Edith Piaf Sings"

front “Edith Piaf Sings”

back. The type seems to be letter press

back. The type seems to be letter press

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Russian 7

front.

front.

back.

back.

some translation: "Russian native music", "Music of the nation of the USSR", "Dances international estrada (variety)"

some translation: “Russian native music”, “Music of the nation of the USSR”, “Dances international estrada (variety)”

front. "Stereo", "Estrada", "Songs"

front. “Stereo”, “Estrada”, “Songs”

back. same words as front

back. same words as front

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Russian 5

 

 

 

 

Teen Life, November 1966 (part 1)

 Teen Life from November 1966. Check out Scott Walker pin-up and interview with The Standells. [click on image to enlarge]
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Graphis Annual 65/66, part 2

Here’s some more ads and stuff from the 1965-66 Graphis Annual [Click on image to enlarge]

Belgium, artist- Charles Rohonyi

Belgium, artist- Charles Rohonyi

United Kingdom, artist-Woudhuysen Design Group

United Kingdom, artist-Woudhuysen Design Group

United Kingdom, artist-Woudhuysen Design Group

United Kingdom, artist-Woudhuysen Design Group

U.S.A., artist Mary Beresford

U.S.A., artist Mary Beresford

U.S.A., artist Tomi Ungerer

U.S.A., artist Tomi Ungerer

U.S.A., artist-Andre Francois

U.S.A., artist-Andre Francois

United Kingdom, artists-David Mawford/John Harrison

United Kingdom, artists-David Mawford/John Harrison

United Kingdom, Advertisement in the back of the annual for advertising

United Kingdom, Advertisement in the back of the Graphis Annual for advertising

United Kingdom, artist-Bob Gill

United Kingdom, artist-Bob Gill

U.S.A., artists-Merle James/Robert Staples. Illustration from a NBC booklet about The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

U.S.A., artists-Merle James/Robert Staples. Illustration from an NBC booklet about The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphis Annual 65/66, part 1

From the International Yearbook of Advertising Art 1965/66, published by Visual Communication Books [click on image to enlarge]

Switzerland, artist-Elso Schiavo

Switzerland, artist-Elso Schiavo

Switzerland, artist-Walter Grieder

Switzerland, artist-Walter Grieder

Switzerland (road safety poster), artist-Hans Hartmann

Switzerland (road safety poster), artist-Hans Hartmann

France, artist-Bernard Villemot

France, artist-Bernard Villemot

German, artist-Herbert Leupin

German, artist-Herbert Leupin

U.S.A., artist-Tom Ungerer

U.S.A., artist-Tomi Ungerer

U.S.A.,-Tom Ungerer

U.S.A.,-Tomi Ungerer

United Kingdom, artist-Jan Pienkowski

United Kingdom, artist-Jan Pienkowski

Germany, artist-Helfried Hagenberg

Germany, artist-Helfried Hagenberg

Israel, artist-Cyla Menusy

Israel, artist-Cyla Menusy

U.S.A., artist-Tomi Ungerer

U.S.A., artist-Tomi Ungerer

U.S.A., artist-Tomi Ungerer

U.S.A., artist-Tomi Ungerer

Japan, artist-Gunji Maki

Japan, artist-Gunji Maki

 

 

It was a Small Scene

While going through a collection of albums we just bought at work, I found a bunch of old local flyers, etc. The customer who bought the record (a completely trashed, unplayable copy of the Fatal Rage LP) that these were in was kind enough to let me scan the stuff in it. I know this post is super obscure and local and the title “Small Scene” is from Dirge record, not Fatal Rage. [click on image to enlarge]
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mutha records catalog, outside

mutha records catalog, outside

mutha records catalog, inside

mutha records catalog, inside

 

 

Do Not Disturb

My mom who would have been 85 today did a fair amount of traveling in the early and mid fifties. She collected “Do Not Disturb” signs from various hotels. Here they are. [click on images to enlarge]

from an Albert Pick Hotel, same on both sides

from an Albert Pick Hotel, same on both sides

generic style. made by John Willy, Inc. same on both sides

generic style. made by John Willy, Inc. same on both sides

Sherway Hotels, Chicago. Same on both sides

Sherway Hotels, Chicago. Same on both sides

from The Shamrock Hotel. Blank on other side

from The Shamrock Hotel (Houston?). Blank on other side

generic, Samuel Lewis Co. Blank on other side

generic, Samuel Lewis Co. Blank on other side

generic, blank on other side

generic, blank on other side

Allis Hotel, Wichita Kansas, side one

Allis Hotel, Wichita Kansas, side one

Allis Hotel, Wichita Kansas, side two

Allis Hotel, Wichita Kansas, side two

Hotel Hart of Battle Creek, generic front of card

Hotel Hart of Battle Creek, generic front of card

Hotel Hart of Battle Creek, back of card

Hotel Hart of Battle Creek, back of card

Same generic front as the Hotel Hart, made by Yogg & Company, Newark

Same generic front as the Hotel Hart, made by Yogg & Company, Newark

Generic back to bird card

Generic back to bird card

Bakersfield Inn, California, front

Bakersfield Inn, California, front

Bakersfield Inn, back

Bakersfield Inn, back

Another generic card made by Yogg & Company, Newark, front

Another generic card made by Yogg & Company, Newark, front

generic back to mouse card

generic back to mouse card

Beverly Hills Hotel, front (heavily laminated)

Beverly Hills Hotel, front (heavily laminated)

Beverly Hills Hotel, back

Beverly Hills Hotel, back

Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San  Francisco. back of card

Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco. back of card

Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco. front

Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco. front

Better Than Nothing (barely)

1)I was woken up yesterday morning by Lucy barking. It wasn’t the usual “ROWWT ROWWT ROWWT” She was rolling her R’s so it sounded like a dog child (not a puppy, a child with a dogs head or vice versa) trying to sing the beginning of The Fall’s Rowche Rumble.(for indisputable audio corroboration click on blue link below)
http://feedtim.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/1-06-rowche-rumble-live2.m4a

 

Luce E. Smith

Luce E. Smith

2) Found this record a while ago, thought it was pretty cool. It’s a Columbia Masterworks Lp that I think is from the 1950′s. I don’t know who the artist is (click on image to enlarge)
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sinbad 23) Found this in a beat up copy of Peter Frampton-I’m In You (Click on image to enlarge)

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