The Modernist Nerd: Vintage Science Ads from the 1950s-1960s
What a “honeycomb sandwich” has to do with space travel and reconnaissance systems.
By Maria Popova
The intersection of science and design has many beautiful manifestations, from data visualization to nerd tattoos. But hardly does it get more delightful than in these gorgeous vintage science and technology ads from magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, bringing the modernist aesthetic to the atomic and space ages.
Complement with these beautiful vintage science infographics from cigarette cards and Edward Livingston Youmans’s pioneering diagrams of how chemistry works.
Published December 16, 2011