Every once in awhile the internet delivers MidCenturArt a little nugget of Gold worthy of a standalone blog post. Here is that bold 1970s Supergraphic Gold Knot Pair from one of our valued customers Patina of New York City:
There's a bit about Alan Buchsbaum who helped start the Supergraphic movement in this Houzz article:
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Check out a few shots of MidCenturyArt.com Supergraphics! (we also have some listings on Houzz)
"Alan Buchsbaum’s bold colors and modern lines injected New York’s houses, businesses and lofts with new life in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Georgia native made a name for himself as one of the creators of the High Tech architecture style, a genre known for its playful shapes, funky materials like plastic and vinyl, and industrial influences. Buchsbaum also helped introduce the oversize images called supergraphics to American tastes."
It was so nice to hear from Reid Neubert's wife of 10 years.
Reid designed the most popular Supergraphic on this site:
Here is what she had to say:
When I started dating Reid back in 2004, he had his own marketing/ branding business, Reid Neubert and Friends. I knew that he had done graphic designs before, however I did not know in what capacity.
Reid had an architecture degree from Berkeley. Never a practicing architect. He said to me that it was a great foundation to go from. After graduating from college he did some hand drafting for an architecture firm out of Sausalito. He really enjoyed the lettering aspect and could copy the main architect lettering. From there apparently he went into graphic design, eventually starting his own Marketing/Branding consulting business.
He was an amazing photographer and sold his photograph images to Art.com and Getty images
Reid was diagnosed six months after we started with salivary gland cancer. Reid and I exchanged rings in 2006, eventually getting married in 2009. We resided in San Rafael, CA until his death. I have attached a photo of us from 2012.
He was an avid sailor and I think he was at most peace when he was sailing. He was a volunteer for the Blue Water foundation, a nonprofit organization that takes unprivileged kids out on to bay to teach them about sailing. He loved working with the kids. https://www.bluewaterfoundation.org/
In addition, Reid love to social dance. In particular, West Coast Swing. After introducing it to me, we would go to as many West Coast dances as possible.
Before he became too ill to work, we designed a couple of kitchens. It was really fun working together. I wish we could have done a lot more together. See link for portfolio of our design work:
I was very lucky to have had him my life!
Am I missing any other local tech companies?
I've always said our 1970s Supergraphics are perfect for offices. Bay Area Tech companies better act fast, before they are all sold out!
Here's a few photos from a local office to give you an idea of the potential:
In case you missed our client's AMAZING photos here's a direct link:
Here's a slideshow:
This is so cool we had to create another blog entry! Jerry Garcia Beach House.
Nice spread, thanks Coastal Living for featuring our very own Tulip in your April 2017 issue.
MCA (MidCenturyArt.com) is small word-of-mouth operation so publicity definitely has its drawbacks =) These practically sold out overnight so we had to increase the price on the last Single and Set available.
Reminder people! All Mid-Century Art Supergraphics for sale on this site are vintage originals. That means when they sell out, they're gone, as in bye bye no longer available for purchase!
Mekanism San Francisco is the coolest creative agency on the planet. Even before they purchased a few Supergraphics for their office. Not to mention their work on the Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal Initiative".
The mid-20th century was a time for abstract artwork, bold colors and funky furnishings. Graphic and bright paintings and mod furniture was all the rage. Today, incorporating the midcentury aesthetic is a way to inject a bit of retro spirit into a living space.
If you’re craving a trip down memory lane, or just desire the styles and shapes of a foregone era, here are some helpful tips and tricks for adding some nostalgic drama to your space:
A 1950s inspired living room is full of curvy chairs and neon notes. From a patterned purple and red rug to a futuristic cherry colored space chair, this room is filled with the ambiance of post-war design.
A seafoam kitchen screams old-school style. Glossy green cabinets and white plastic scoop chairs capture the essence of a Mad Men era cooking spot. An industrial retro pendant lamp adds an exclamation point on this retro-minded kitchen.
Classic vintage treasures are the perfect addition to a bedroom or office space with a midcentury aesthetic. From a retro hard sided suitcase to an old fashioned typewriter, this space is filled with timeless charm. A large colorful portrait adds vibrancy while a mint cabinet full of historic camera equipment imparts whimsical allure.
Add a splash of 1950s style to a basement or large living area with graphic paint colors and bright pops of color. Loud orange, yellow and red shades give this family spot a bit of fun flair while an arch floor lamp provides a bit of light and a dash of sentimentality for the Golden Age.
Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor
1) Can Vintage be Mid-Century?
1) Sometimes. Only if the Vintage item was made between 1933 and 1965. (In that case Mid-Century would be more descriptive than the broader term 'Vintage’.)
2) Yes. Always.
Vintage describes any item 20 years or older. This is the definition we’ll use for the sake of this blog post. A stricter definition of Vintage means either an entire season of wine or grapes or a period or date of manufacture, for example ‘Vintage 1974’.
Mid-Century = Any item made between and in 1933 to 1965.
It is not until you append the ‘Modern’ after Mid-Century that Mid-Century moves from a set period of time to an actual Mid-Century Modern movement noted for the distinctive design of that period. So in essence something could be made outside of 1933 to 1965 and still be called Mid-Century Modern if it retains the distinctive Mid-Century Modern style.
And that is where Mid-Century Art Supergraphics come in!
Though technically not ‘Mid-Century’, Supergraphics can be labeled Mid-Century Modern because they exhibit the classic, understated look and clean lines that is Mid-Century Modern. Supergraphics pair so well with Mid-Century Architecture and Mid-Century Modern furniture because of these similarities.
Yes, if you read this far, this site should technically be called Mid Century Modern Art or Mid Century Modern Supergraphics but that domain name was just too long sorry =)
And now to use the terms we just learned here’s some ‘Vintage 1973’ Watermelon Supergraphics paired with a ‘Mid-Century Modern’ lounge chair in a ‘Mid-Century’ bedroom (the house was built in 1953):
Michael Cahn loves Mid-Century Modern Design.