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Kieler Woche is a sailing-contest/folk-festival in the north of Germany, with a long tradition dating back to 1882. An annual poster contest, which was established in the 1950’s and continues to this day, has a list of participants that reads like a who’s who of European graphic design.
The posters shown here were by Hans Hillman (top) and Cyan.
Lara Stone by Horst Diekgerdes for AnOther Magazine, 2007.
Photo of actress Carole Lombard wearing a cool pair of aviators for skeet shooting, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1938.
Via tokyo bleep.
There is an extraordinary collection of vintage tobacco ads, ranging from gorgeous, through unintentionally hilarious, to downright crass, over on WellMedicated.
Vitsœ 606 Universal Shelving System (1960) / 622 Chair Programm (1962) / Technolumen rh1 desklight (1987)
Dieter Rams / Dieter Rams + Andreas Hackbarth
Via Das Programm.
This is what Das Programm has to say about the Lectron System:
“Dieter Rams and Jurgen Greubel designed the BRAUN Lectron System (1967- 69) as a pedagogic instrument for use in schools and universities. It consists in an extensive range of magnetic modules that can be freely organised on a conductive plate to form a variety of functional circuits.”
“According to Rams, the purpose was to dispel the mystery of electronics by encouraging children to engage in the construction of their own operational systems – radios, Morse transmitters, etc. Most modules have transparent perspex walls through which the electronic component housed can be directly observed, whilst the module’s opaque upper surface is printed with the diagrammatic icon corresponding to its contents. A classic piece of Rams ‘New Functionalism’ – function, here, is precisely the communication of function. Rams’ Lectron System design has recently been exhibited as part of the London Design Museum Dieter Rams retrospective and is now part of MoMA’s permanent collection.”