Elea 9003, calcolatore elettronico, developed in the Borgolombardo research laboratory headed by Mario Tchou – design: Ettore Sottsass, 1959. Detail of the console. Via Olivetti SPA History.
I think the calculator on most cell phones would blow this thing away.
Poster by G. Pintori for the Olivetti Elettrosumma 22 calculator – 1956
Via Olivetti Group
This was posted over at Monoscope:
"The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rejected Taxi On the Dark Side’s poster as being “not suitable for all audiences.” …
What’s offensive about this image? The detainee in the hood. Well, actually just the hood. An MPAA spokesman said: “We treat all films the same. Ads will be seen by all audiences, including children. If the advertising is not suitable for all audiences it will not be approved by the advertising administration.”
Welcome to the new age of censorship kids, it makes McCarthyism seem almost quaint."
Sickening to say the least. This is a well executed, poignant design and I don’t see how depicting a real world situation in this manner would be offensive to kids. More like "educational", but of course the MPAA isn’t exactly concerned with educating the youth, perhaps dumbing them down to the point of complete complacency, but certainly not educating.
After a short period of exclusivity with iTunes, the new Tycho single & B-side "The Daydream / The Disconnect" is now available for direct download in DRM-free 320Kbps MP3 format. The single now includes both songs and will run you $2. Get your copy at the Tychomusic MP3 shop.
Sam Valenti, the man behind Ghostly International Records, is up for a Daily Candy award in the "sound" category for The Ghostly Store. Cast your vote here (third one down).
Very nice contemporary propaganda-esque Adidas billboard for the Beijing Games. Not sure who did this campaign, anyone got some info?
Photo via Ack-Online