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Retro VW Campervan Advert Designs

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Retro VW Advert Designs

If you are a regular visitor to the Eightyone Design Blog, I am sure you are aware that both Steve and I are particularly passionate about retro and vintage artwork. Team this up with our love for VW campervans (we have blogged about our own and have another blog dedicated to them as well!) and you get some of our favourite adverts ever created! These retro VW adverts are clean, simple and each one sends a clear message to their audience. The sense of continuity is spot on and their word play and copy really does set the standard (if you can put up with the sexism!).


Vintage and Retro 70’s Designed Architecture

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Vintage and Retro 70's Designed Architecture

Our regular readers will know that we really enjoy vintage and retro design. From old record sleeves to cars, we love the look of something that appears to have travelled in time from the past. We recently got looking at vintage and retro architecture, particular from the 1970’s. There is something so memorable about 70’s inspired architecture, the hard edges and cold concrete mixed with chocolate and cream colours. No wonder so many modern buildings are starting to take inspiration from this era. (more…)

13 beautiful examples of vintage 1970’s photography

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

13 beautiful examples of vintage 1970's photography

There’s something special and unique about vintage photography. I’m not sure if it’s the grainy texture, the over exposure or the unsaturated colours that appeal to me, but they all seem so warm and inviting. I seem to have collected a few images with this vintage charm as my favourites on Flickr and thought I would share the images and their Photographers with you. (more…)