Sunday, March 30, 2008

Early 70's 3M Surveillance Camera System brochure

I'm not a big PC type of guy, but I got to admit the cover of this brochure is pretty sexiest.

This was a very bad day at the bank.

I love the guy they got to portray the bank robber - very old time movie gangster-like

Once the surveillance equipment is installed, robbery by old time movie gangsters will be a thing of the past.

Are there any surveillance systems in operation today that still use film?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Story Book Forest Brochure

This is a brochure from the late 70's for the children's amusement park Story Book Forest in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. I'm happy to report that this quaint old fashioned attraction built in 1956 is still in business and is now part of Idlewild Park.

I've never been to Story Book Forest, but from the reports I've read its upkeep is immaculate. It's a minor miracle that an attraction of this kind this hasn't slipped into disrepair over the years.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Early 1960's Ford Motor Filmstrip Art

Here are a few pieces of art from the early 1960's for a Ford Motor Company filmstrip.

I don't know the name of the filmstrip, or what exactly this filmstrip was used for - maybe it was educational or maybe it was promotional.

What I do know is the artwork is full of retro charm.

EXTRA FUN FACT: This artwork was created using a paper cut-out method. The rubber cement that held the artwork together has become so old that it is loosing its stickiness, and some of the cut-outs have fallen off and been lost. Using the power of our futuristic computer age I've attempted to digitally restore the missing pieces. Can you spot my work?

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Numbers Game

Back on my Halloween animation post I made a little joke about getting the number 69 at the supermarket. I was even accused by a family member that I had Photoshoped the image for a cheap laugh.

Well it's happened again. Not just once, but twice in the last month. What are the odds of this? Could this have some kind of numerological significance? Is 69 is a number I should play in the lottery? Is it possible that something really, really sexy is going to happen? Or maybe I'm just going to watch reruns of Bill and Ted on cable.


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