Design

  • Per Ahlin | Artist & Animator

         

         

         

         

         

         

     

      

    Per Ahlin is a Swedish artist and animator who has animated Picasso's paintings and provided the art for numerous book covers. His film, Sagan Om Karl-Bertil Jonssons Julafton is shown every Christmas Eve in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

    Eugene Bilbrew | Vintage Book Covers | Alan Aldridge | Andrzej Kilmowski | Stan Vanderbeek | Oz Magazine Covers

  • Reggae LP Art

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Images sourced from:

    Crestock.com  | I Am The Gorgon! | Barney Russel | Zeca Meyer | LP Cover Lover

  • Roger Dean

    Roger Dean is an artist and an architect best known for creating the album art for bands like Asia and Yes. He also designs homes, including the one below, which seems loyal to his aesthetic and a suitable place to day dream.

     

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Other Weird Homes

    The Hobbit Home

      

      

      

    Pierre Cardin's Bubble Home

      

      

      

      

      

    via Dark Roasted Blend & Fresh Pics

  • Roman Cieslewicz

      

    Above & Below images from the collection of Agnes B

      

    above collaboration with Helmut Newton

      

      

    Roman Cieślewicz was a Polish graphic artist and photographer.  He was artistic editor of "Ty i Ja" monthly (Warsaw) 1959-1962 . In 1963 he moved to France and  worked as art director of Vogue, Elle (1965-1969) and Mafia - advertising agency (1969-1972) and was artistic creator of Opus International (1967-1969). Kitsch (1970-1971) and Cnac-archives (1971-11974). Taught at the Ecole Superieure d'Arts Graphiques (ESAG) in Paris. In 1976 he produced his "reviev of panic information" - "Kamikaze"/No. 1/ published by Christian Bourgois. In 1991 he produced "Kamikaze 2" with Agnes B.

  • Selected Covers of OZ Magazine

    OZ began in 1963 as a humor magazine in Sydney, Australia, but from 1967 to 1973 the publiction survived as a psychedelic hippie magazine in London. In 1970, Oz went on an obscenities trail for publishing a sexual explicit adaptation of an x-rated R. Crumb cartoon.  Yoko Ono and John Lennon jumped to the magazine's defense and organzied the recording of "God Save Oz" by the Elastic Oz Band, which was released on The Beatles' Apple label. Lennon originally demoed the song but due to contractual obligations had turn over the recording to Bill Elliot. Lennon's version would later be released on his anthology.  Other support for Oz came from John Peel, Marty Feldman and Caroline Coon.

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    Images sourced from Wussu

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  • Seventies Images

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    About 360 more images here

    Categories: Design
  • Sex, Design & Furniture: The Obsessions of Carlo Mollino

    Crazy, artistic, stingy, obsessed with taxes. Sex maniac, master architect, drug addict, genius. Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) is one of the most colorful figures in the world of architecture and Italian design.

    He spent his life in the tranquil city of Torino, where a character such as he had few hopes to fit in. Even today, 20 years after his death, there has been little effort made to keep the memory of this extraordinary person alive. Quite to the contrary, many of his architectural works have fallen into a state of disrepair.

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  • Stereolab Album Covers and the Mystery of Hotcha!

    I've always enjoyed the handmade approach to the Stereolab album art. The covers above the dotted line pretty much look the way they sound.  You can almost hear the soothing political weirdness oozing from the gooves beneath the sleeve.  An interesting tid bit on their Wikipedia page points out a mystery that involves the covers beneath the dotted line. The figure on those covers, whom the band nicknamed "Cliff", is a reproduction of a comic strip character from the 1970 Swiss undergound newspaper, Hotcha!.  I can't find any information on this paper.  If you know anything about it, or better yet have scans of the paper - please let us know. Muchos Gracias!

     

           

            

           

           

     

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    Categories: Music, Design, art, Album Art
  • Suede Album Covers

    As a band, I can take them or leave them. I do like a handful of their songs and I really like their video for Metal Mickey,  but what I always really loved about this band was their LP art.

    Their story begins with the image below taken from their self titled album, Suede.  The cover was taken from the book, Stolen Glances: Lesbians Take Photographs by Tessa Boffin and Jean Fraser and was placed on Virgin Media's Top 20 Most Pretentious Album Covers.  The Actual photograph was cropped from a photo by Tee Corrine.

      

    The inner sleeve photography was done by legendary rock photographer, Pennie Smith, who you will most likely recognize from the shot below.

    The best of Suede's covers came later, when Peter Saville, art director for Factory Records came into the picture. Peter made these covers as well.

         

         

     

    ...and now for the Sude covers...the hyper glam covers are the ones designed by Peter. The others are just as a great.

     

      

      

      

      

        

      

     

    As a bonus: Here are some of those "Pretentious Album Covers" listed in that story. The rest can be found here.

     

          

         

  • The Legacy of Prickly Mountain | Vermont's Hippie Heaven

    In 1965 David Sellers and Bill Rienecke, freshly graduated from the Yale School of Architecture, came to Vermont looking to build something. They were attracted to Vermont as much by the skiing and partying as the opportunity to build without the restrictions of zoning regulations or planning commissions. They discovered 450 acres, mostly abandoned farmland and unimproved forest that they were able to buy for $1,000 down apiece. The name came when another architect friend, John Lucas, sat down on a raspberry bush and—ouch!—Prickly Mountain was born.

    Above from the great Rolu

    The Legacy of Prickly Mountain

    Built as an antiestablishment utopia in the mid 1960s, Vermont enclave Prickly Mountain has had a profound influence on contemporary architecture

    I’ve always loved the kind of novels that offer an alternative view of the present, where the plot is predicated on one key event in history playing out differently. For instance, there’s Kingsley Amis’s The Alteration, set in England nearly five centuries after the Protestant Reformation didn’t take place. The Catholic Church is unchallenged in its authority, and castrati still sing in the choir. Similarly when Czech Cubism, the surreal cousin to Modernism, emerged after the disintegration of the Iron Curtain, I tried to imagine what the world would be like today if, instead of the rectilinear approach associated with the Bauhaus, an architecture based on triangles and crystalline forms became the norm. Imagine Park Avenue lined with buildings that look like…well, like Norman Foster’s new Hearst headquarters.

    This is the appeal of Prickly Mountain. A 425-acre enclave not far from the Sugarbush ski resort, it’s a repository of an architectural revolution that never quite took off, a storybook version of the world as it might have been. Or as Progressive Architecture put it in May 1966: “Are you ready? Two lumbering mountaineers just out of Yale Architecture have a project going called Prickly Mountain…and they’re putting down the Establishment by acting as entrepreneur, land speculator, and contractor and craftsman as well as architects, and doing the whole blooming thing themselves. It’s architectural blastoff.”

    More here

  • Thumbs Up! On Andrea Crews

    All of the following comes from the artist / designer Andrea Crews. She is interesting.

    A FASHION SHOW?

     Drawings... remind me of Russ Meyer

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    What seems to be a Kusama inspired happening...

    ...crews...

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    So cool.

    Categories: Fashion, Design, art
  • Verner Panton | Phantasy Exposed

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. His style was very "1960s" but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).

    Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense; next, he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950-1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton turned out to be an "enfant terrible" and he started his own design and architectural office. He became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house (1955), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). Near the end of the 1950s, his chair designs became more and more unconventional, with no legs or discernible back. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the very first single-form injection-moulded plastic chair. The Stacking chair or S chair, which would become his most famous and mass-produced design.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Verner Panton experimented with designing entire environments: radical and psychedelic interiors that were an ensemble of his curved furniture, wall upholstering, textiles and lighting. He is best known for the design of a German boats interior, now a famous museum. He is also known for a hotel in Europe that utilized circular patterns and cylindrical furniture.

    Additionally, Panton is well-known for his innovative design work for Der Spiegel, a well-known German publication in Hamburg.

    Images via verner-panton.com

  • Vintage Book Covers

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

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  • Vintage Citreon Ads | The Original French Hippie Car

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Way more at Citrobe
    Categories: Cars, Design, Hippies
  • Wet Magazine Covers

      

      

      

     

    Wet was an avant-garde Los Angeles-based magazine that revolved around the idea of "gourmet bathing" and later evolved to "gourmet bathing and beyond." Its publisher and creator was Leonard Koren, an architecture school graduate. The magazine covered cultural issues and was known for its innovative use of graphic art.

    Over the years, Wet began to reflect a broader expanse of stories, capturing a kind of smart, artsy Los Angeles attitude that was emerging at the same time as punk, but had its own distinct aesthetic. Wet lasted 34 issues, spanning the years 1976 to 1981.

     

      

      

      

      

    You can read the entire July / August 1981 Issue here and the entire December 81 Issue here. Covers were sourced here.

  • You Have Been Here Sometime Before

      

      

      

       

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    You Have Been Here Sometime Before is the Los Angeles based blog of David John, a student of interior architecture at UCLA.  His blog is a great source of inspiration for all things design, art, architecture and furniture related.