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Formica Forever: 12 New Retro Patterns

Jan 22, 2013 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

In celebration of its 100th birthday, Formica has introduced a new collection featuring retro designs and colors. Revealed today at the International Builder’s Show today the collection was designed by renowned firm Pentagram, and will be available beginning January 31, 2013. According to Formica Group, this 2013 Anniversary Collection reflects on the Formica® brand and

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No More Twinkies? Retro Brand Hostess Closes Shop

Nov 16, 2012 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

In 1930, James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company, invented a snack cake we’d come to know and love as the Twinkie. At the time, several machines used to make cream-filled shortcakes collected dust when strawberries were out of season. Like many retro inventions, Dewar’s idea was centered around putting those machine

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Farewell, Maurice Sendak. And May Children Adore You Forevermore

May 08, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

One of the most important children’s book artists of the twentieth century died today. Maurice Sendak, who wrote and illustrated the 1960s classic Where the Wild Things Are was 83. Sendak took the traditional picture book and, through words and art, twisted into a dark and terrifying tale. The author was born in 1928 in

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: children's books, Retro News

Farewell, Margie

May 03, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Official US Army Poster Girl During WWII Dies at Age 92 Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a 22-year-old Wabash, Indiana woman posed for three US posters designed to boost morale amongst US soldiers. The slogan was simple: Please get there and back. Be careful what you say or write. Her name: Margie Stewart.

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: propaganda, Retro News, WWII