Postcards of Googie Architecture in California
Since we all love kitschy postcards, I thought this would be a great way to start off the week. Here’s a sample of postcards of yesteryear California. Including motels, restaurants, diners, bowling alleys and everything between that all share the “Googie” styled design and architecture that became popular on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s.
The “Googie” style took its influence from futurist architecture, the new exciting car culture boom and the space-age living mentality from those decades of course. To define the style as simple as possible, think The Flintstones meeting The Jetsons.
Straight lines offset curvy, a cascade of colors, heavy use of plastic, starburst symbols, outdoor elements such as rocks, water and foliage incorporated indoors and big neon signs set with handwritten typefaces.