Eastern European Matchboxes
October 15, 2006 7:49 PM   Subscribe

This is damn cool.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:53 PM on October 15, 2006

Ooooh, nice one, jonson! I really love Iron Curtain-era Eatsren European graphic art. This is a gold mine!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:19 PM on October 15, 2006

Man Jonson, between this and the other day's 50s artwork post, you're making my week! Got any other picture goodness up your sleeve?
posted by stenseng at 8:23 PM on October 15, 2006

I strongly encourage everyone who likes this sort of thing to go to GrowABrain - like 20 new links a day, all on cool eclectic topics, and best of all, it's run by one of our own.
posted by jonson at 8:46 PM on October 15, 2006

Well, we'd be morans not to.
posted by stenseng at 8:55 PM on October 15, 2006

Graphic design is supposed to be ephemeral, drifting with fashion and totally changeable. And, in fact, if you look at a design annual from 1981 or 1972 or pick-your-date most of it looks badly dated.

But I think that as long as these are being looked at with human eyes at least 90% of them will look good. In their own tiny way these designers seem to have hit on an absolute.
posted by argybarg at 9:30 PM on October 15, 2006

I have it on good authority that eastern European women are dynamite in the sack.
posted by delmoi at 10:02 PM on October 15, 2006

sweeeeeeeeeet! /new desktop background installed/
posted by localhuman at 10:25 PM on October 15, 2006

So Britain is in Eastern Europe now? That explains a lot.

Oh, and great post, as usual!
posted by languagehat at 5:51 AM on October 16, 2006

They're sooooo Chris Ware.
posted by DenOfSizer at 6:38 AM on October 16, 2006

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