Ever notice the cool type treatments in current book cover designs and advertising... might be Jessica Hische's work...definitely worth a look.
This is a screen shot from the 1950 sci-fi movie Rocketship X-M. Astronauts (Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., and Hugh O'Brien) blast off to explore the moon, but because of a malfunction, they end up on Mars instead. When on Mars, they explore and discover a ruined city of a past civilization.
If you visit the archive there are many vintage TV commercials, music, texts, cartoons, etc., look around and have fun exploring.
Spotted this in a Seth Godin email, 100,000 plus vintage advertising images from the 1870's to 2000. Great reference for design teachers, but should be interesting to all. www.vintageadbrowser.com/ Doing a search for labels the search engine allows for search by color as well. There is also a sister site for Covers, for example: "Twilight Zone" www.coverbrowser.com
Adobe Cards is an Adobe promotion for Creative Suite 4 (CS4), created by Goodby, Silverstein, and Partners. Simple interaction engages a series of animation builds using only playing cards as the visual element. Production time was three months, definitely worth viewing.
Although I am a kid at heart, I have been in the graphics and media industry for over 25 years and the web since late in 1993. I have worked as a UI designer, web designer, creative director, art director, professor, illustrator, and graphic designer. In recent years, I have been concentrating on UX (User eXperience) and UI (User Interface) design.