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The Lost Art of Cassette Tape Design

The Lost Art of Cassette Tape Design

Um, this collection of vintage cassette tape spine art, all from the personal vault of Steve Vistaunet, has left me completely speechless. All I can say is this is, by far, the most well-preserved set of a truly lost art form I have ever seen. There is simply too much to discuss here, but I’m...
Mall Mania 1990 Time-Lapse

Mall Mania 1990 Time-Lapse

MALL MANIA 1990 time-lapse from Joel Fletcher on Vimeo. Pretty cool vid time-lapse, taken at various malls in Los Angeles. I just wish they’d done something like this back in the ’80s. Nevertheless, those of us who grew up in ’70s and ’80s L.A. may find it worth viewing. Tweet This Post
Matchbox Sea Kings (circa 1978)

Matchbox Sea Kings (circa 1978)

There are times when I wish I could reach into my computer monitor screen and grab whatever was on screen, bringing it back into my reality. This is one of those times. Thanks to Wishbook, who has the best, ridiculously extensive archive of ’70s catalogs and ads I’ve ever seen. Anyways, I had all of...
Metal Cap Bomb Toy…with Parachute.

Metal Cap Bomb Toy…with Parachute.

Ah, the metal cap bomb toy. An affordable and convenient favorite of many of us ’70s kids. I played with these a lot in the mid- to late ’70s, relishing in each and every loud “BANG!” which emitted from the tiny but hefty warhead. I probably spent as much time appreciating the overall simplistic yet...
Munch Bunch Pencil Toppers.

Munch Bunch Pencil Toppers.

2 Warps To Neptune and I have been playing retro-tag today, spawned by one of my past posts dealing with NFL Pencils and Spaceship erasers. Anyways, I’ve uncovered yet another gem that brings back the glorious days of my childhood—the Munch Bunch Pencil Toppers. I found these after getting into a long conversation about those...
Roller Boogie (1979) - Linda Blair Turns Heads!

Roller Boogie (1979) – Linda Blair Turns Heads!

As usual, I was feeling pretty ’70s today, so I did some browsing for roller disco on the Tube. If there’s one thing I wish I did at least once back in the day, it was go to a Roller Disco. But I think I was just a tad too young to do so. Anyways,...
Pee Chee Folder Art: In The Hall of the Metal Gods

Pee Chee Folder Art: In The Hall of the Metal Gods

While we’re in a metal mood, let’s take a look at the latest addition to the Pee Chee folder group, which I found on a routine search for Pee Chee folder art. This one comes to us from a blog post dated April 11, 2005 on crailtap.com’s The Daily Randoms. In it, the author notes...