November 23, 2008
Sorry it has taken me this long to add a new post. Silent film director Fritz Lang was making a documentary about me this week and it took up most of my time. Check it out:
November 17, 2008
Esquivel! has got to be one of the coolest composers! I was first introduced to Esquivel! when I worked for designer Mark Montano. Mark would only play Esquivel in the store, and I became fascinated.
Juan Garcia Esquivel, or known as simply just “Esquivel!” was a Mexican band leader, composer, and pianist. Equivel is known as the king of “Space Age Pop”. His style of music is typically referred to as bachelor pad music. It has a unique space age jazz/lounge feeling with a lot of fun sounds. Mr. Esquivel was also know for his large black glasses; definitely cool for the era! If you like the clip of “whachmacallit” above, check out some of Esquivel!’s albums like “Exploring New Sounds”.
November 16, 2008
I am anxiously waiting the 2009 remake of the 1967 cult science fiction television show “The Prisoner”. AMC will be airing the original series starring Patrick Mcgoohan as “Number 6” prior to the release of the new television series. AMC’s remake will feature James Caviezel in the lead role as “Number 6” and Ian McKellen as “Number 2”. The show is about a secret agent who resigns angrily from his job and is taken to an island called “The Village” where the leaders try to break him for information. He is referred to as “Number 6”, and he tries to escape and find out who is behind “The Village”
The original series was ground-breaking when it was released in 1967. The show features Patrick Mcgoohan’s progressive social views on a variety of controversial topics of the late 60’s. It was the first show of it’s time where the plot continued from one episode to the next without a conclusion. The show also featured the most up-to-date design elements of the era. Check out some of my favorite design details from the show below:
November 16, 2008
Lately I’ve been a huge vintage poster kick. I especially love the old Science Fiction movie posters. I always liked the merging of the pin-up culture with the scientific themes. The posters are great; oftentimes mixing robots and monsters with women. Check out my favorites.
November 9, 2008
I’ve always been intrigued by physicists and mathematicians, not only because of their revolutionary breakthroughs in their field, but because of their nonchalant way of dressing. Has anyone really considered scientists stylish? Most people don’t; but I definitely do. Check out the pictures below. Anyone that can write an equation that spans the entire length of a chalkboard definitely gets a thumbs up in my book; and the best part is that some of these guys invented those equations!
November 7, 2008
There is a beauty in automobile design. The shapes and elongation of the 1920’s & 1930’s are by far my favorites. See some of the best below…
November 4, 2008
Election day is tomorrow, so I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the amazing antique campaign flags that I found on Jeff Bridgman’s American Antiques page. Please enjoy these and may the best man win tomorrow’s election!
November 2, 2008
Check out the items I found on Ebay for the perfect Space Age Office:
November 1, 2008
Growing up with a father who’s a Jazz musician, I was raised for the most part on jazz and blues. As far as musicians go, the blues and jazz guys had the best style. These guys were always dressed flawlessly.