aestheticgoddess:

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green by .michael.newman. on Flickr.

That’s my kid, now ten years old. Sometimes we return to this artwork for a visit. 

Quantoid alert: 3 on a scale from 1 to 5 is “whatever.”

“They are all here at the malls, moving brightly through the big bazaar and making the bleep-blip-bleep cash registers sing, and the brap-clack-clack-brraaap money processors burp with satisfaction, ringing up all those electric woks, Coleco Arcade microprocessors, Atari space games, Watta Pizzeria electric pizza-makers, Marie Osmond fashion dolls, tube sox, smoke detectors, leisure slippers, champagne charmeuse tucked-front wing-collar blouses with matching parachute pants, wicker-look bench hampers, microwave popcorn poppers, time/date readout ballpoint pens, black leather bomber jackets, cable knits, sherpa-lined Trailblazers, Star Wars digital wristwatches, Barbie Disco radios with special seat for Barbie, handbags “crafted from the finest man-made materials,” and ceramic jars of Aramis Muscle Soothing Soak that carry the inscription: “Life is a joy and all things show it/I thought it once but now I know it!” — only $22, soak included.”
— William Severini Kowinski, The Malling of America: An inside look at the great consumer paradise (William Morrow, 1985), 37.
Microfilm readers, printers, monitors, projectors. On their way out. Microfilm readers, printers, monitors, projectors. On their way out. Microfilm readers, printers, monitors, projectors. On their way out. Microfilm readers, printers, monitors, projectors. On their way out. Microfilm readers, printers, monitors, projectors. On their way out.

Microfilm readers, printers, monitors, projectors. On their way out.

Hercules pinball, Atari

Village Voice, July 4, 1979

New England Journal of Medicine, May 28, 1981 New England Journal of Medicine, May 28, 1981

New England Journal of Medicine, May 28, 1981

“Frequently when I am out on patrol, as I am one night a week with our local Auxiliary Police, I find time to ‘rap’ with the local ‘jocks,’ and I am convinced that if their parents stop popping pills (Valium, Librium and Equanil), and as the young people say ‘bolting down martinis’ at the local ‘swappers-sty’ (as they call the Country Club), that their children would be less inclined to toss beer cans and bottles around my center and the high school gymnasium parking lot.”

Marshall Caras, “Among the Letters Never Sent,” defending arcade owners from their critics.

RePlay, June 1977

nickdrake:

Hardcore Gamers From Back in the Day

boys play, girls cheer nickdrake:

Hardcore Gamers From Back in the Day

boys play, girls cheer

nickdrake:

Hardcore Gamers From Back in the Day

boys play, girls cheer

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Polaroid Face Place, the Polaroid Corporation’s entry into the coin market
RePlay, January 1977

Polaroid Face Place, the Polaroid Corporation’s entry into the coin market

RePlay, January 1977