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Dec 4, 2007, 08:23 PM
 
I ran into this site the other day. And I really love looking at different logos designed all over the world. I'll never get to actually SEE these, but I thought it was cool. Maybe a few of you will think so as well.

http://davidhlynsky.com/WindowShopMain.html
     
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Dec 4, 2007, 09:01 PM
 
Interesting stuff. I have a few propaganda posters from the USSR (two military and a housing one) that are kinda cool for much the same reasons. Some of the stuff in there reminds me of them.
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Dec 4, 2007, 09:11 PM
 


Local construction worker before Bush visit, Budapest, 1989 [emphasis mine]



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Dec 5, 2007, 06:49 AM
 
Bush Sr....
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 08:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Local construction worker before Bush visit, Budapest, 1989 [emphasis mine]
News bulletin - there were two Bush presidents
George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
( Last edited by MacosNerd; Dec 5, 2007 at 09:21 AM. )
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
News bulletin - there were to Bush presidents
I forgive you.


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Dec 5, 2007, 09:20 AM
 
Anyhow, lets get this thread back on topic. It's not about politics. But the beauty of the design.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:24 AM
 
Ok, fair enough.

The pictures are really something. Its amazing to see how life was at the end of the communist era.

I wonder if you go back now and compare was it was to now and see if it was better or worse.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I wonder if you go back now and compare was it was to now and see if it was better or worse.
Design wise? How would it be better or worse?
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:39 AM
 
Hmmm... the site doesn't seem to be working correctly for me.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:41 AM
 
What do you mean work correctly? And what browser are you using?
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:46 AM
 
I click the links but all it does is change the address in the tool bar to:
http://davidhlynsky.com/WindowShopMain.html#

Safari.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 10:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I click the links but all it does is change the address in the tool bar to:
http://davidhlynsky.com/WindowShopMain.html#

Safari.
Try turning off any ad blocker software (PithHelmet, etc) that you may be running. It works fine for me on Leopard 10.5.1 and Safari 3.0.4.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 10:39 AM
 
No 3rd party stuff. Safari 2.0.4, OS X 10.4.7
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 10:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Hmmm... the site doesn't seem to be working correctly for me.
Ha! My plan is working...
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Dec 5, 2007, 10:51 AM
 
Oh weird.. don't know then. Works with the latest version.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 10:55 AM
 
Ah, well. Thanks anyway.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 11:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Anyhow, lets get this thread back on topic. It's not about politics. But the beauty of the design.
Exactly.

Not only are they beautiful, but capture the cold war and wwII feel around the world.
Bold lines, strong contrast, striking poses...
I saw this style in smaller towns in southern Japan (actually old Densha adverts that were written in German)

Recently went to Beijing and had the opportunity to see a lot of striking old architecture from the old days, not much signage left though.

+funny stuff like:

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Dec 5, 2007, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Bush Sr....
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
News bulletin - there were two Bush presidents
George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guys, I'm not a moron, I know that.
That was NOT my point.

I just found it funny that someone dressed up like this just because an American president was coming to town.

Geesh...

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Dec 5, 2007, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Guys, I'm not a moron, I know that.
That was NOT my point.
I just didn't want this thread derailed with political shilliness is all.
I just found it funny that someone dressed up like this just because an American president was coming to town.
We actually don't know why he was wearing that tshirt.
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Exactly.

Not only are they beautiful, but capture the cold war and wwII feel around the world.
Bold lines, strong contrast, striking poses...
I saw this style in smaller towns in southern Japan (actually old Densha adverts that were written in German)

Recently went to Beijing and had the opportunity to see a lot of striking old architecture from the old days, not much signage left though.

+funny stuff like:

AWESOME finds.. I love this stuff. Keep it coming.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 12:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
We actually don't know why he was wearing that tshirt.
The caption says he was wearing it in because the president was visiting. The guy who took the picture probably asked him why. Back in 1989 everyone over there had dreams of coming to America, whether they were in a communist country or not. But especially the people from communist countries.

I was EXTREMELY popular with the other kids in my father's village in Greece when I went there in 1989 when I was 13. And they all wanted to know about America. Heck, even in 2007 they all want to know about America.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
AWESOME finds.. I love this stuff. Keep it coming.
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Dec 5, 2007, 12:30 PM
 
This is great stuff. I've got a couple of books on design behind the iron curtain, there's much to be admired in some of the work.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 01:02 PM
 
Agreed. And person man, I love that latest one you posted. That is one of the things I like about going to a different land. Seeing the way they design their city with artwork etc. I get excited or proud when a billboard or sign or logo I have made gets added to our small city. I guess it makes me feel in a somewhat overblown way that I added something to it to make it easier on the eyes.

How many of you here remember the old 60s/70s 7up signs? They really had an effect on me. And still do. I bet the person that designed it probably hasn't a clue. Or maybe he or she does.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 01:27 PM
 
A few more:

I love the lampost.


I have more from the Ministry of Defense, but I'm veering off topic.
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Dec 5, 2007, 02:27 PM
 
Really interesting photos.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 02:56 PM
 
Yes very interesting. I was watching a DVD on India with the old lady the other night. And it's a beautiful place. Anyone have any decent non-generic photos in that area?
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 07:10 PM
 
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Dec 5, 2007, 07:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey View Post
two
here's a few:

A Gordon Liddy look-a-like near the Square:

this is my favorite - a Tiananmen Square Lampost:

Ministry of Defense:
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Dec 5, 2007, 08:19 PM
 

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Dec 5, 2007, 08:38 PM
 
Yeah I liked that one too. And nice pics osiris.
     
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
here's a few:
A Gordon Liddy look-a-like near the Square:
That's Dr Sun Yat-sen, the father of China and Taiwan. Still respected in both countries.
     
   
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