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Month: August 2013

You Should See the Size of the Pot

You Should See the Size of the Pot

Retrotisements
Because Cold War-era nuclear paranoia wasn't just limited to monster movies, you know... Let's take a closer look at the giant, mutated radioactive can of corn niblets shall we? Not sure how niblets the size of this housewive's fist are supposed to convey freshness, but I guess that's why I'm not in advertising.
Album Cover of the Week: Two Sides of Eydie Gormé

Album Cover of the Week: Two Sides of Eydie Gormé

Album Cover of the Week
With the passing of beloved singer Eydie Gormé (of the famed Steve and Eydie duo) at the age of 84, let's look at a pair of her album covers from the 1950s. The first is the understated sophistication of 1959's Eydie Swings the Blues (ABC-Paramount, ABC-192). Photography credit for this goes to Arthur Siegel. This cover is pretty much mid-century elegance defined, wouldn't you agree? Meanwhile, here's a fun little number from the next year. It's 1960's Eydie in Dixieland (ABC-Paramount, ABC/ABCS 343). Cover photography by Gary Wagner. RIP, Eydie.
Logo Evolution: Top 10 U.S. Airlines

Logo Evolution: Top 10 U.S. Airlines

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I had so much fun putting together my logo evolution post on fast food burger chains, I decided to do it again. So for this little logo gallery, I took a look at the U.S. airline industry, and put together a countdown of the top 10 domestic carriers. These rankings are based on 2012 passenger totals, obtained here. Those who have been keeping up with the news already know that at least one of these airlines is going away fairly soon, so perhaps I'll update this in 2014. If anyone spots bad information or can provide me with better logos, use the contact form up top and let me know. #1. Delta Air Lines (est. 1924) (via gtwreck98) Delta has has an unusually high number of logos since their founding as the Delta Air Service in 1928. Making things even more confusing is that in any giv...