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Café Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture: A highly visual survey of 1960s British sub-culture inspired motorcycle designs

Café Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture

Spawned from a 1960s sub-culture of street-racing British rock’n’rollers, the café racer has become a highly admired genre of motorcycle design. Hallmarked by highly modified UK and Italian bikes stripped down to run races on open roads between actual cafés, the handsome, often…

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Six decades of D&AD awards: the 1960s

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Design and Art Direction (D&AD) was founded in 1962 by a group of London-based designers and art directors including David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes (who designed the original D&AD logo). The group was dedicated to celebrating creative communication, rewarding its practitioners, and raising standards across the industry.

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Miniature Instagram projector takes you back to the 1960s

Instead of viewing your Instagram snaps on your laptop or phone, you can now view them with this tiny retro projector.


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Even in the 1960s, the NSA was sweeping up phone call records ‘like a giant vacuum’

Face it: the NSA knows plenty about you, and our growing reliance on technology is only making the agency’s controversial surveillance efforts easier. But the National Security Agency has been around for a long time, predating the internet and your email inbox by decades. Even when the agency wasn’t collecting cell phone records or purposefully looking at your Gmail inbox, its mission was largely the same. The Washington Post recently took a look at the agency’s ways of old, and much like today, the NSA’s aggressive approach to monitoring international communications often raised eyebrows.

During the 1960s, every call placed between the US and Cuba was monitored by NSA staffers. The agency also put a microscope on political radicals,…

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The 1960s Mad Men get a 21st century update

Designers at stock photography agency Shutterstock transport Mad Men characters into 2013 with this awesome graphic series.


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What Google would have looked like in the 1960s

Art project Google60 is a creative reimagining of Google Search in the style of AMC’s Mad Men. Check out what your searches would have looked like all those years ago…

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Original 1960s Batmobile to be sold at auction by its creator

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The original Batmobile, designed for and used in the 1960s TV series, is headed to auction next January. The car is being sold by its creator, George Barris, who has owned it from day one. In 1965 he was approached to create the by the show’s producers to, who apparently gave him “$ 15,000 and 15 days” to build it from scratch. Barris bought Ford’s 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car for just $ 1 and transformed it into the icon that we all know and love.

There’s no reserve price on the lot, listed at auctioneer Barrett-Jackson, and we’ve seen estimates range between $ 125,000 and $ 3.2 million. If you’d like to buy yourself a bit of TV history the auction will take place on January 13th.

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How Honeywell’s 1960s Kitchen Computer inspired the iPad

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The era of the antiquated Rolodex of pie recipes are long over — nowadays, many people look up recipes on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Wired takes a look back at the first computer designed for the kitchen, a $ 10,600, Jetsons-like behemoth from Honeywell. The Honeywell Kitchen Computer was a 100-pound machine that required a teletype, paper tape reader, and in-depth programming knowledge. Although it was only a marketing stunt, the computer had a profound impact on the future of consumer computing — to find out how, read the full article at the source link below.

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