Early Computer Graphics | Collection

To appreciate computer graphics now we should also remember the then...

This post includes 1970's retrospective and documentary followed by some 1980's delights! Want more? Visit 'A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation' here http://design.osu.edu/carlson/history/lesson6.html

History of Computer Graphics (1972)
A computer graphics retrospective 

Stan Vanderbeek: The Computer Generation part 1
Documentary from 1972 by John Musilli

Stan Vanderbeek: The Computer Generation part 2
Documentary from 1972 by John Musilli

Panasonic "Glider" 1981
Robert Abel and Associates commercial for panasonic with music tat sounds a lot like the love theme from the Superman movies

1981 Early Computer Graphics
Adam Powers, the juggler, from an early III demo reel

'Garo' Avant-Garde Manga Magazine Covers | Japan 1960's - 1970's

Garo was a monthly manga anthology magazine in Japan, founded in 1964 by Katsuichi Nagai. It specialized in alternative and avant-garde manga. Here's a collection of over 50 of the front covers...for more info visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garo_(magazine)

The Three Steps Over Japan blog is a real labour of love, all the Garo magazines have been archived, scanned and reviewed by TSOTE, really good http://threestepsoverjapan.blogspot.com/


Video Game Arcade Flyer Collection | Retro, Character, Computer

I'm almost giddy at finding this AMAZING Arcade Flyer Archive http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=home

I've been going through the site for a couple of nights and have only been through a fraction of it's content, phew it's dense...but I can look at this stuff until I drop, and it's a pleasure to drop after a night of these graphics. Here's the first post, which is a mix of retro go-faster game & sports styles, cute and character based styles and then photographic people, robots & typographic flyers. The Space based collection follows in the next post...

Retro Games & Sports

Cutesy & Character

People, Robots & Type

"The Arcade Flyer Archive (TAFA) is a digital repository for advertisement flyers that are used by the coin-operated amusement industry to promote the sales of its games. Over time flyers represent much more than a marketing brochure. They capture a unique blend of the industry's history, graphic design trends and advertising campaigns. Most importantly, they bring out the nostalgia of countless people who have grown up with the culture of video games, pinball machines and arcade games. Unique cabinet designs, attractive artwork and real screen shots -- all of which represent the visual language of coin-operated games, make flyers sought after items for collectors and effective tools for restoring games to their original factory specifications." Source: the 'About Us' section of the archive site

Outer Space Sells ★ Cool Space Adverts from 1980's to 1950's

From Engine Oil to Hair Conditioner, Cars to Hoovers, from Lollies to Booze, setting it in Space sells it. Here's a collection of the coolest one's I've found...enjoy!

1989 Esso Robot Ad

1980's Atari 2600 "Everyones going Atari" Retro TV Advert

1980 Clairol Small Miracles Conditioner Commercial

Space:1999 - Ice Lolly advert

Schlitz Malt Liquor 1979 TV commercial

Late 1970's, KP Outer Spacers

Cool Vintage 1960's & 1970's Adverts

Part of this brilliant Vintage Advertising Collection Flickr collection by Gatochy http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/collections/72157600080321303/

> 1960's - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/sets/72157594350839068  > 1970's - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/sets/72157594350861466/  > Vintage Advertising Pool - http://www.flickr.com/groups/vintage_advertising/pool/with/234280117/

Vintage Video Game Ads, Mags & Catalogues

Enjoy this little collection of vintage video game adverts, magazine and catalogue covers I've found from the 70's and 80's. View full gallery here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/galleries/72157624042647516/

More vintage ads - http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2009/01/14/20-awesome-vintage-video-game-ads/

Vintage computer mag covers - www.vintagecomputer.net/magazines.cfm

Atari Game Manuals - http://www.flickr.com/photos/joekral/sets/72157594432670289/

Atari Cartridges - http://www.flickr.com/photos/oflittleinterest/sets/72157623301444181/