As designers we seem to have lost our courage, churning out identical brand ‘solutions’, posting Dribbble shots of the same regurgitated formula.
Perhaps it’s the lack of control on the web. Perhaps it’s the increasing need for an international outlook, and the consequential safety offered by Helvetica. Perhaps it’s the diminishing respect designers receive from clients whose nephew/cousin/neighbour/husband thinks that Arial is the best font for her new site.
Once in a while it’s great to remind ourselves just exactly why the 1930s were so glamorous, why the 1960s were the heyday of advertising, and just why americana tugs at the heartstrings like nothing else.