Remarkably Retro
Container Corporation of America, 1948. Artist Sydney Butchkes

Container Corporation of America, 1948. Artist Sydney Butchkes

Fair Park Deco: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition by Jim Parsons
I’d like a copy of this book for Christmas. Fair Park in Dallas is one of my favorite art deco places in the world.

Fair Park Deco: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition 

elranchonotsogrande:

Walter Foster’s World.  Detail of the cover, by Foster.

elranchonotsogrande:

Walter Foster’s World.  Detail of the cover, by Foster.

tekiela:

vasarely - Locmaria - 1952

tekiela:

vasarely - Locmaria - 1952

lostsplendor:

Arrow Collars and Shirts by J.C Leyendecker

lostsplendor:

Arrow Collars and Shirts by J.C Leyendecker

lostsplendor:

By J.C Leyendecker
One can only wish that men like that still walked the earth.  If they do, please don’t refrain from leading them in my general direction. 

lostsplendor:

By J.C Leyendecker

One can only wish that men like that still walked the earth.  If they do, please don’t refrain from leading them in my general direction. 

liberam:

(alicia eggert mike fleming: eternity)

‘eternity’ is a wall mounted sculpture made by american artists alicia eggert & mike fleming, consisting of 30 electric clocks rear-mounted to a large sheet of white acrylic. during installation, the black hour and minute hands of the clocks are aligned to spell the word ‘eternity’, and the clocks are plugged in to a series of power strips on the floor. the hands begin to move as soon as the switch on the last power strip is flipped, and the word almost immediately becomes a jumble of moving black lines. 

barclayd:


So good. Work by Craighton Berman, but actually from his (sketch) blog Fueled by Coffee.

nypl:

Who doesn’t love people watching? Not this cat, featured in the 1905 print “The View From The Balcony” by artist Adolph Birkenruth. It’s in our general research collection, and we thought it was perfect for this week’s Caturday. Enjoy!

nypl:

Who doesn’t love people watching? Not this cat, featured in the 1905 print “The View From The Balcony” by artist Adolph Birkenruth. It’s in our general research collection, and we thought it was perfect for this week’s Caturday. Enjoy!

Dante And Virgil In Hell (1850) by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

Dante And Virgil In Hell (1850) by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)