Posts for Tag: 1970's

Own Label, Sainsbury's Design Studio 1962-1977

"In 1962, when Peter Dixon joined the Sainsbury’s Design Studio, a remarkable revolution in packaging design began. The supermarket was developing its distinctive range of Own Label products, and Dixon’s designs for the line were revolutionary: simple, stripped down, creative, and completely different from what had gone before. Their striking modernity pushed the boundaries, reflecting a period full of optimism. They also helped build Sainsbury’s into a brand giant, the first real ‘super’ market of the time. This book examines and celebrates this paradigm shift that redefined packaging design, and led to the creation of some of the most original packaging ever seen." Source 

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Psychedelic 'Hapshash and the Coloured Coat' & 'Osiris' Posters

"Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, the 1960s design duo comprised of Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. The two artists, together with associate Martin Sharp, are indelibly associated with the London psychedelic scene of the late Sixties. Whereas Sharp’s posters were often loose and dramatically bold explosions of shape and colour, the Hapshash posters were more carefully controlled in their curating of disparate elements borrowed from Art Nouveau—especially Mucha and Beardsely—comic strips, Op Art, Pop art and fantasy illustration. Their work perfectly complemented the very distinctive atmosphere of the capital’s psychedelic scene which, for a couple of hectic years, saw an explosion of new bands (or old bands in new guises) fervently engaged in a lysergic exploration of Victoriana, childhood memories and frequent silliness. English and Waymouth’s graphics captured the London mood." Quoted from–2009/ and


    Airbrush Art of the 1970's & 1980's

    Pixillation Art Film 1971 | AT&T Archives

    "An art film by artist Lillian Schwartz and artist/scientist Ken Knowlton,who both worked at Bell Labs. Uses both conventional and early computer animation. There were 3 different versions of this film but we are not certain which version this is. Gershon Kingsley of the popular computer music group Perrey and Kingsley did the music with a Moog synthesizer. The music is a fantastic, giddy complement to the psychedelic machine images and weirdly hypnotic washes of color." via