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Scott's Article – July 2010 Archive (5)

Erich Mendelsohn's Einstein Tower

Inspired by Lord K's post on the Oregon capital building I thought I would post about my single favorite piece of architecture Einstein Tower, and it's architect Erich Mendelsohn.



Einstein Tower was designed by architect Erich Mendelsohn (21 March 1887 – 15 September 1953), and constructed between 1919-1921 in Potsdam Germany. What's makes this building especially interesting is that sketches of it's initial design date as far back as 1912.



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Added by Scott on July 31, 2010 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster

There are 11 additional pictures on the Spiegel Online site. The copy is in German but the car speaks for itself. http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-56939.html

 

Added by Scott on July 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

1950's Kodaslide Table Viewer

So I found the picture below on my iPad. It's a screenshot from some video I had been watching, but I don't remember ever seeing it before. I blew up the image so I could read the title on the front metal plate "Kodaslide Table Viewer". I did a search on ebay and got one for $50 with free shipping. A serendipitous event to say the least. I know it's 1950's but it's styling, and lines make it almost look like some sort of view screen a mad scientist might be using in one of the late 1930's early… Continue

Added by Scott on July 21, 2010 at 1:51am — 4 Comments

Your Opinions on Retro Style T-Shirt Designs

All,

I've been working on some retro style T-Shirt designs and was wondering if I could get some opinions on them. Don't spare my feelings, and please let me know if you have any questions.



Thanks,

Scott







Brooklyn Patriots of Los Angeles

I got the idea for this on from the radio show "Life of Riley" …



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Added by Scott on July 8, 2010 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Picture of my Great Uncle from the Zeppelin Wars of '32

Here's a picture of my Great Uncle battling it out with the evil Dr. Strang before he can escape in his Autogyro.





Just kidding, I found this on ebay. It's a promotional still from the movie serial "The Whispering Shadow". That's Bela Lugosi in the back seat of the Plane.





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Added by Scott on July 2, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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