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All American Taschen Books

Written by Christopher • September 21st, 2005
All American Taschen Books

I’m a big fan of Taschen’s books. So far I have purchased their two advertising books from the 1950s and 1960s. The 50s book is the newer edition with only some 350 pages, the first edition had over 900 pages, but it seams that it is out of print now.

I was lucky to find the 60s book at the swank department store Harrods in London last year. If you are into Googie design or just like the colorful, simple, but yet elegant designs of that period, be sure to get the advertising series from Taschen.

Christopher

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Tiki-Tim

    Hi Chris….This is a very Swank blog.I really like it and thanks for the link.I added your blog to my links……Tiki-Tim

  • Chris

    No problem Tim, I really like your site too!

  • Gloubiboulga

    Thanks to your blog, I discovered this collection. I bought the 50′ 60′ 70 + the cars of 50′ 60′ 70 …
    Theese books are great and really cheap. I found them all on Amazon.

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