Archive for month: February, 2011
A friend of mine, William Flood, has a very cool site called Neon Roadside. Bill’s site focuses on a variety of mid-century themes, including Airstream trailers, neon signage and retro architecture, all fortified by photos from his travels. Watch his stuff with interest.
Incidentally, if you like the logo and banner work for Neon Roadtrip, that’s a little of my handiwork. Feel free to drop me a line if you dig my style and would like some work done.
This is another bunch of ads from the Orlando Sentinel food sectionals from 1972. Check the original article here. Above is an advert for Sweden House. My love for “All You Can Eat Buffets” knows know boundaries. Of course, back then it was called a “Smorgasbord”. I’m not sure which is the classier moniker. These places were all over Florida in the 60s and 70s. I hope they had Swedish meatballs. If Ikea had all you can eat meatballs, they’d have to wheel me out on one of those HÅVET chair beds.
I have a collection of Pan Am advertising music called “The Music of Pan Am”. I took one of the songs, “Question: Is the Going Great” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. and mashed it up with scenes from the Pan Am PR film, “6 and a Half Magic Hours”. The song isn’t a direct advertisement for Pan Am, but does use part of the arrangement. This is essentially a pop version for Sammy Davis Jr. On the whole, it’s perfect ‘jet set’ cool.