PAC-MAN: Original development sketches

Toru Iwataniōru_Iwatani   shows original PAC-MAN sketches whilst on a bus near the Netherlands Festival of Games -

Via @Rich_Oglesby and @GammaCounter from original articles here: and here:

Futurist Art by Arthur Radebaugh

The illustrative work of Arthur C. Radebaugh, 1906-1974 - a dynamic joy to behold...(especially the artwork for BOHN). See more in a great collection here:

"Radebaugh was a top-notch commercial illustrator who worked for companies as diverse as Chrysler and Coca-Cola. He was based in Detroit from the 1930s to 1960s, and much of his work anticipated design revolutions in the automotive and other industries. He once described his work as "halfway between science fiction and designs for modern living." from

See more futures that never happened in my new favourite blog:

Good Googie!

OH MY GOOGIE! Fantastic set by Heather David on Flickr

"Googie is that wacky, whimsical, space-age architecture that permeated the American landscape in the 1950s and 1960s. Three parts Jetsons, one part Flintstones, Googie was a form of mid-century modern architecture designed to attract an ever-expanding American leisure class."

Pan-Am's Flight Cool: A vintage brand archive #panam

My first flight was on a Pan Am plane in the 1970's - the experience left a permanent mark on me and I still get butterflies when I stare at the classic round, blue logo and all the travel-based promise it encapsulates. I've collated an archive about Pan-Am from mainly the 50's to the 70's. It includes the designers favourite 'Pan Am's World' poster series, the amazing membership cards to Pan Am's First Moon flights Club from Robert Venditti's site (his dad was a member), lots of vintage illustrative adverts and the inclusion of the classic safety card and more...enjoy! (If you like PanAm then you'll like the Swissair post too: )

Pan Am’s World—Chermayeff & Geismar -

Pan Am’s “First Moon Flights” Club -

Celebrating the history of Pan American World Airways 1927-1991  -

Once upon a time designers used Letraset®

When I was a little girl in the 70's I used to steal Dad's Letraset type transfers to make my drawings/walls/dollshouse walls look like 'real' magazines and posters (well that was the idea anyway!) - Letraset was messy, inaccurate, nerve-wracking, you always ran out of the letters you wanted...and I loved it! Here's a few Letraset bits I've found, see more in my 'Letraset Love' Gallery on flickr -

More links: 

Project Letraset - loads of pictogram sheets

A treasure trove of Letraset transfers -

Letraset catalogue, Berlintypes collection blog post -

A Time before Mac blog post -

Fontastic -

Letraset wiki page -