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This Is How We Used to Unfriend People Before Facebook

Remember when unfriending people was just scratching or tearing out their faces on your photographs… Below is a collection of 17 vintage photos that did just that. Via: Design you trust

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These Funny Headlines From Old Newspapers Will Put a Smile On Your Face

Yesterday's Print is a cool page on tumblr which presents a collection of weird and funny old photographs, historic newspaper clippings and baffling headlines taken from the past. We have compiled the best ones concerning animals. 

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Photographer Questions Modern Day Sexism By Reversing Gender Roles in Vintage Ads

"In a parallel universe" is a series of fictional images, recreated from real ads in the mad men era, that question modern day sexism: showing it through a humorous light to spark a conversation through role play by visual artist Eli Rezkallah "Last Thanksgiving, I overheard my uncles talk about how women are better off cooking, taking care of the kitchen, and fulfilling "their womanly duties". Although I know that not all men think that way I was surprised to learn that some still do, so I went on to imagine a parallel universe, where roles are inverted and men are given a taste of their own sexist poison." — Eli Rezkalla. Via: Plastik Magazine

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18 Hilariously Bad Vintage Postcards That Prove Advertising Has Not Always Been So Sophisticated

Some of these postcards are a touch strange, others are fascinating glimpses into American culture between 1950 and 1975. All are taken from the single-serving tumblr "Bad Postcards," which offers vintage snail mail gems on a regular basis. 

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NASA's Kitsch Horror Posters Of Exoplanets Are Halloween Treats

Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released two new horror-movie-esque posters for exoplanet HD 189733 b and zombie star PSR B1257+12, which exist outside our Solar System, so that only sophisticated telescopes could reach them. That means that no-one can hear you scream out there. 

NASA created amazing posters for planets outside our solar system
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15 Amusing Etiquette Messages Used In The Movie Theaters In 1910's

If today you are asked to turn off your mobile phone in theaters, the cinemas from the 1910s also used these informational messages to explain to the audience how to behave during the screening of a silent film…

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The Mercedes Simplex Concept Car Is Retro Gone Wild

Retro is a concept we're all familiar with. Interior design, fonts, electronics, homewares, and fashion all pay homage to the trends of the past and constantly recycle old concepts into new ideas. So why not reinvent old-fashioned cars? That's exactly what Mercedes Benz did, reimagining the Mercedes Simplex car from 1902 into it's modern equivalent. And we must admit, it's very cool. 

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The South African Newspaper, Cape Times , cleverly took a number of famous photos and digitally modified them to appear as though they're selfies for a recent ad campaign. Each photo is accompanied with the tagline: "You can't get closer to the news."

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PhotographerJennifer Greenburg has connected with a number of vintage black-and-white photos she's collected over the years by inserting herself into the actual images. She connects with the scenery by mimicking the style at the time at which each photo was taken and the overall mood of what is happening in the pictures.

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This bicycle manufacturing tutorial film from 1945 was unearthed with a nice vintage feel. The film originally was produced by the British Film Council, which makes it super legit for anglophile bike enthusiasts.

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