Groovy Wall Graphics, 1976

striped wall 1976

striped wall 1976-2

rainbow wall 1976

wall stripes 70s

The black and whites are from 1976. The last photo is from a contemporary, retro-ized apartment in Singapore. My dad painted something almost exactly like those stripes, right down to the color scheme, in the first place I remember living, a tiny condo in the San Gabriel Valley.

(Images via Big Ole Photos/eBay, Boston Mass Archive/eBay, and Pagazzi)

3 Responses to “Groovy Wall Graphics, 1976”


  1. 1 Anon March 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Dark brown, orange, and yellow. What was it about the 70’s that those colors were its anthem?

  2. 2 2W2N March 22, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Very good question. And was there another decade that had its own colors?

  3. 3 leftylimbo March 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I know the ’80s is totally known for pastels and its day-glo stuff. I remember Westwood in ’84, geez. You’d practically go deaf from the hot orange, pink and green clothes and accessories shouting from the shop window mannequins.


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