Archive for the '’70s Decor/Design/Fashion' Category

The Black Hole Wallpaper (Borden, 1979)

BH Wallpaper-2

BH Wallpaper-1

BH Wallpaper-3

Strangely aseptic design, isn’t it? Via eBay.

Star Wars Bedding, 1977/1978

SW Sheets Circa 1977-1

SW Sheets 1977

SW Sheets 1977-2

SW Sheets 1977-3

SW Sheets Circa 1977-2

Star Wars Sheet 1977-7

Star Wars Sheet 1977-8

SW Bedspread 1977-2

SW Bedspread 1977

Star Wars Sheets 1977

Star Wars Sheets 1977-2

SW Sheets Circa 1977-3

I had the last design. See also the wallpaper.

Disco/Anti-Disco Iron-On Transfers, Circa 1979

Disco-3

Disco-1

Disco-4

Disco-2

Disco was so contentious, in fact, that it led to a near riot in 1979.

The second transfer was illustrated by Mort Drucker.

UPDATE: Rick Shithouse sent me two more (below), and they are impressive.

Rock Rules

Disco is Dead

(Images via eBay)

Ken Kelly Iron-On Transfer (Roach Studios, 1976)

Ken Kelly 1976

Ken Kelly 1976-2

The piece is from Kelly’s Eerie Visions portfolio and Eerie #80 (cover), both from 1977.

(Images via eBay)

Hollywood and Vine, Circa 1979

Hollywood Vine Circa 1979

The photo is one of many taken by Matt Sweeney between 1979 and 1983. Says Sweeney at The Atlantic:

I went to Hollywood to ‘make it’, but didn’t, and ended up taking pictures of Hollywood, capturing scenes of others ‘not making it’ as well. It didn’t escape me then and it doesn’t now.

That Universal Studios billboard brings back some memories. There was never a Buck Rogers attraction, but you could tour the set and sit in the cockpit of a Starfighter.

Roach Studios Ad, Circa 1978

Roach Ad 1970s

Pencil me in!

(Image via RoAcH)

Living Room, Circa 1977

Living Room 1977

Looks like a post-Christmas shot to me. Organ, LPs, a giant Roman statue replica (!), a “self buttering popcorn popper,” a Golden Book on the glorious red carpet, newspaper basket, round rug hanging on the wall, and what appear to be giant keys attached to the kitchen wall. It was fun while it lasted.

More living rooms here.

(Photo via eBay)

Roach Studios Iron-On Transfers (Circa 1975 – 1981)

Roach Circa 1980

Roach 1979

Roach 1979-2

Roach 1976

Roach 1975

(Images via eBay)

The Black Hole `Maximillian’ T-Shirt, 1979

Black Hole Shirt 1979

Black Hole Shirt 1979-2

Yet another gnarly Black Hole tee. See the others here.

Motel Postcards, Circa 1969 – 1980

8 Inn 1970s-2

8 Inn 1970s-1

Fort Worther 1970s-1

Fort Worther 1970s-2

Thunder 1970s

Thunder 1970s-2

Amish 1970s-3

Amish 1970s-4

Country 1970s

Country 1970s-2

Amenities include “bath and shower combination,” “direct dial phones,” “custom designed furnishings,” “ceramic tiled baths,” “meeting rooms,” and “shuffleboard.”


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