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Retro Future from Motorola

Written by Chris Alm • July 17th, 2009
Retro Future from Motorola

I always found the Motorola ads from Taschen’s book All-American Ads of the 60s very pleasing to look at. They have an obvious feeling of nostalgia and times gone by but also portray a futuristic look at things to come at the same time. Something that was only possible in mid-century America.

The illustrations were drawn by Mr Charles Schridde and the advertisements were often seen in Life Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post among other places in the early 1960s.

Which is your favourite decade for vintage adverts?

Source Paleofuture    Thanks Fhardyfan

Chris Alm

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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