Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Bit About The Blog or How I Intend To Waste My Time.

The purpose of this blog is to preserve and share a collection of vintage magazines collected over about ten years. I’ve seen other blogs like this and I thought my collection would be better shared given there are some obscure items and Australian magazines that aren’t already on the web. Within the online vintage scene they may inspire others, whether it’s fashion, interior decorating, or graphic design.

My main reason for collecting was the advertising, and I specifically sought out magazines of a general nature, like home magazines, as apposed to those more specific ones like, for example, Woman’s Weekly. This way the adverts covered a greater range of products from clothes and furniture to cars and washing machines. However, there are some exceptions as I couldn’t resist a glossy fashion magazine full of glamorous photo shoots and adverts. Spending an hour flicking through these is like stepping back in time and being immersed in style and good design, and it was a world I always felt comfortable in. They also informed me about the products available, helped date items I already had, and inspired me to look for items I really liked. I may even post items I own that relate to the adverts or articles and other print material of interest (to me).

I don’t intend to upload every page of a magazine but rather the bits I find most interesting or worthy, therefore some articles may appear broken. However, I will upload the contents page so that if there is something someone would like to see that I haven't uploaded you can request it and if I'm in a good mood I'll think about it and if I'm in a better mood I'll scan it and upload it.

Lastly, I’m not using the latest computer equipment and scanning takes time so posts will be infrequent and irregular depending on my time. To give you an idea, here is a photo of me at my computer:

The woman in the background came with the computer. She is the equivalent of the little animated helper that pops up on your screen when you need it on modern computers.

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