Vintage

cars

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i’m still dreaming of getting an old car. mostly i just want to buy one cash and not have to worry about car payments, but i suppose there are so many other things to worry about (it breaking down, using more petrol if it’s a gas guzzler, not having *air con*, spending more cash on fixing it up than it would have cost to buy a new car bla bla bla).

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but the fact that an old car always looks so much radder to me than anything else on the road outweighs all the negatives. everytime i see one (whether it’s a morris minor or a karmann ghia) i do a double take and usually swoon under my breath – or loud enough for the owner of the car to smirk at me in that knowing way people who own vintage cars do.

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pin-up

am i becoming precitable? apologies but i can be a bit of a tart for vintage – especially if it’s bordering on kitsch. most of these pin-ups certainly fit the profile, and a couple of them are even rather classy. nothing like some fifties babes to start your weekend off on the good foot, though.

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all images via sheepback cabin

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rétrofuturs

stéphane massa-bidal is a french illustrator & web designer who combines vintage imagery with thoughts & proverbs about life. he says, my global concept is called “retrofuturs”: mix the past, the present, the future and shake it! i especially like the car series.

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via a cup of jo


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silky soft doo wop wonders

the fleetwoods – come softly to me (1959)

i’m not sure where i heard this song the first time, perhaps in the background of a video on youtube. but i LOVE it. sometimes doo-wop can be slightly annoying, but this is just right – would perfectly accompanying a scene in mad men.

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wines of the cape

i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.

if you’re a fan of mid century illustration, be sure to check out this flickr group as well as the mid-century modernist.

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letterheady

Letterheady is an online homage to offline correspondence; specifically letters. However, here at Letterheady we don’t care about the letter’s content. Just its design.”

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