Do you remember the 50s? If you can, good on you! You’ll know what we mean when we say: Dinah Washington, the Korean War, Sputnik 1, and Rashomon. The Golden Age of Television, Jackson Pollock, Menzies and James Dean in East of Eden. I could go on.
If you don’t get those references, you should head to the 1950s Wikipedia page like we did to find them. It’s got all the essential need to know facts, such as the crucial gem “The 1950s or The Fifties was a decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959.” Thanks Wikipedia. If you didn’t know that, then you really need to start at the beginning.
Stall of Sound might be one place to get on that knowledge hunt. Ross Duncan operates this Paddington Markets stall, which in his own words, sells a “fantastic collection of vinyl records, shoes, jackets and knick-knacks from the late 50’s.” The stall is open every Saturday from 10am. We worked with him to make these postcards and get the word out about his great wares. The retro type was heaps of fun to use, in this modern age where Helvetica reigns supreme. We love deviating a little from the norm. You can see on the front of the card we’ve featured a great little vintage toy record player. You might have missed out on that one by the time you see it here, but there’s sure to be a whole lot of other great stuff to check out.
If you’ve got your eye on that cutie from the coffee shop, and are feeling just about full of enough courage and stupidity in equal amounts to ask them out, you should take them down to the Paddington markets, and impress them not only with your flash new do, but with your retro cool and impressive historical knowledge as well. You might be able to grab up one of the aforementioned Dinah Washington classics and play it for your new lover on a well earned second date.