August 13, 2009

graphic and graphics


i'm seriously in a very anti war mode at the moment, between reading slaughterhouse 5 and finding these amazing vintage magazines that once belonged to my grandfather. As my mom has been cleaning out our house and preparing to move to a new place she has unearthed some old editions of Avante Garde magazine. According to wikipedia Avante Garde magazine was published between 1968 and 1971, in the midsts of the cold war. It's filled with images and article that some might find obscene now, and I can only imagine their impact in the 1970's. Apparently an article written by supreme court justice William O. Douglas was used as evidence during his attempted impeachment. Yeah, that's edgy.



My favorite parts of the magazines though are the imagines of course, which art graphic and mostly done in the pop art style. Luckily there's a duplicate of one of the magazines so I'm eager to rip out the pages and decorate my dorm room which I move into a week from Monday!


these are lost of stolen pictures... and i'm sorry for not giving credit or asking permission or whatever... but i'm also lazy and don't take credit for any of these pictures, and i'm sure whoever posted them online initially didn't call up the person who copywrited (copywrote?) the mag to begin with so whatever.

13 comments:

cody said...

the first pic look great!
xx cody

codyjune.blogspot.com

Lemondrop Marie said...

These are absolute treasures, love the lips and toenails in the tom wesselman graphics- but I might not want the other parts staring at me from a wall or coffee table every day... :)

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I'm sure meeting Lady Gaga in a dream was both fabulous and frighting! And i love these pop arts, they are to me classics!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

yiqin; said...

Really impressive graphics.

Monica said...

That magazine looks so fun, such a treasure to have.

jane st. clair said...

you're so lucky to have those magazines! how cool!
xo,
the little violet dress

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Love,
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ONiC said...

amazing art

quelle said...

wow - these are so amazing!! i'd hold onto these magazines for dear life!

Samantha said...

i'm so excited, your gonna love it here. you have to email me once your settled were going thrifting!!!
peace&love

issa said...

great images.

Samantha said...

i would have loved to be at woodstock during the summer of love.
i'm so stoked for thirfting, i don;t think i've ever met anyone for penn. :D
peace&love

Beatrice Norling said...

Yep, heard of Avant Garde from some old folks, too. Do you still have the magazines? They're so vintage! That No More War would be perfect for a vintage-inspired dorm room.