Random Cache of Wonderful '70s Images


Click here if you're a grown-up and can handle the original version of the illustration above, with stylized, un-mosaic'ed retroboobage. Flickr user Ben Pearce has a spectacular set of seventies images from magazines, advertising, entertainment packaging, and other forms of media. Some of them include nudity, so caveat Flicktor. The sexy cocaine starship fantasy art above is my favorite, but I'm also kind of nuts about the Wookiee posse.

Photo set: RETRO (NSFW, found via Q-Burns on twitter)

Update: Bonnie from Lucasfilm sez, "That family shot of the Wookiees is cool, but not retro. It's from the movie "Revenge of the Sith" which came out in 2005."

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  1. That family shot of the Wookiees is cool, but not retro. It’s from the movie “Revenge of the Sith” which came out in 2005. ;-)

  2. “You must be signed in to see this content.” Fuckyouverymuch “cloud computing”!

    Whatever happened to good old “click here if you’re over 18”?

  3. No kidding! Come on Xeni, that was one of the tamest photos online to start with; hardly worthy of the opt-in link protection, much less the the logon hassle and additional security from Flickr. Was this self edited?

    Happy Holidays either way babe.

    CP

  4. Yeah, that’s pretty irritating. I’m signed into Flickr, but have been informed that the set is private. So a heartfelt fuckyouverymuch to privacy as well.

  5. What are you guys talking about? This is an early NASA diagram. The straw is an air hose, the “powder” is Tang, and the razor is because it was the seventies and they’re all hairy and they needed to de-hirsutify.

  6. And the nudity was because, after they ingested their Tang, they were going on spacewalks (give ’em a break–they thought you had to be naked to do that back then).

  7. And the nudity was because, after they ingested their Tang, they were going on spacewalks (give ’em a break–they thought you had to be naked to do that back then).

    That explains Barbarella.

  8. sorry, but its coming up private for me as well;

    I’m logged into my flkr account, but I get the following:

    “This page is private.

    Oops! You don’t have permission to view this page.

    Here’s a link back to your home page.”

    Fail for me… :-(

  9. The page comes up as private if I click on the link to the set, but if I click on the photo itself I can get to the photos, and I can then navigate through the whole set. YMMV

    1. StiabhD,

      It’s me who’ll be doing the unpublishing. Drop Teresa a note to explain why she should reinstate your account.

  10. Yeah.
    Maybe there’s something wrong with the link.
    Clicking on the photo takes me to the picture.
    Clicking on the link says it is private.

  11. Pretty cool… Brought back some memories as that was my ‘prime time’ at around age 13.
    Thanks for the up!

  12. That was seriously amusing. Skimmed through the entire set in one run. Left several incomprehensible and unfunny comments to boot!

    Cheers!

  13. Pixelized to avoid random display of nudity? Has BoingBoing become “family friendly”? Do you think your readers are prudes?

    I’m disappointed.

  14. Err…I get some Eastern Asian text, not sure if this is the same problem as everyone else has been having.

  15. The RETRO set has the proto-ICHC “Happy Cat”

    The original “Say hello to my LITTLE FRIEND!”

  16. What’s funny to me is how the nakedness is pixilated but the razor blade, straw and rails are just sitting right out there. I barely register nudity in art/life, but the coke set-up I found sort of shocking! Not that shocking is a bad thing, I’m just saying.

  17. #28 Cowicide:

    Safe for work? If that picture requires pixelization to be SFW, where do you guys work, anyway? Saudi Arabia? The Vatican?

    The truth is that I can’t think of any job where looking at a web page containing that photo “as is” would bring you in trouble at work, any more than looking at recreate web sites could in its own right. The truth is also, that Boing Boing has posted much less “work safe” images previously, what with the “Suicide Girls” ads.

    If this – pixelization and censorship – is the new style, then I think it’s sad. I guess Mark’s postings about marijuana will soon be history too.

  18. #31 POSTED BY AGGER:

    Safe for work? If that picture requires pixelization to be SFW, where do you guys work, anyway? Saudi Arabia? The Vatican?

    Sometimes I work right in front of clients and when I open the laptop they see whatever was on my screen the last time I closed it (sorry about the albino porn, Tara!)… but I usually work at coffee shops filled with various heathens.

    Look, you’re talking to the guy who in my spare time used to doodle “phallic cartoon characters” when I worked at a major company and when they got pissed about that, I made tee shirts of said doodles and wore those to work.

    But, even so… I can still see where a bunch of naked chicks snorting coke isn’t appropriate for some work environments until you pixelate their titties.

  19. COWCIDE – You had that problem that, like, 5% of kids have… You drew dicks all the time, right?

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