He is The Mid Mod Scout. Let’s suppose Billy had been born in Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. He may have sought to attend The Bauhaus School of Fine Art and Design (Weimar, Germany). Because his instincts and ambition as an artist follow that line of creative thinking.
In that same era, Billy may have landed in Paris to seek out, Czech born Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha. Mucha was a revered poster artist, as well. Decades later, he would influence many famous rock poster artists in the 1960s. Cool!
Pontificating about these scenarios is creative and very fun. But, in reality, Billy was born in the 1950s. Right here in the good ole U.S. of A. He became a commercial artist, advertising and web designer. So, what he experienced and knows about first hand, is a design movement that swept America.
It was called Mid Century Modern…
Mid Mod Scout
Mid Mod Scout.com was created with love and my experience of American pop culture in the 1950s and 1960s. Especially modernist views on art, graphics, printing, photography, advertising, interior, and architectural design. Collectively emitting a timely urban evolution called Mid Century Modern.
We have the coolest job! While providing consultation on the distinctive styles of Mid Century Modern Design to our special customers, we provide a place to shop & view modernist interior and home décor possibilities.
Our goal is to provide a portal to the unique, odd, colorful, vintage and neo-retro artifacts that you adore and collect. The design, forms, and style from this era are timeless. We’ll help find those special and rare treasures (vintage and reproductions) that are so important to you!
Mid Century Modern
Is an American reflection of International, Bauhaus, Brazilian and Scandinavian modern design. Yet, more organic in form and less formal-with simple clean lines and incorporating nature.
This American design movement touched the fabric of our lives. “Form Follows Function” was in full bloom. Everyday items, home decor and architecture became objects of design. This affected every part of day to day living in the mid-century.
- Architecture, interior (drapes, fabrics, furnishings, etc.),
- Products (appliances, clocks, lamps, automobiles, ashtrays, toys, etc.)
- Graphic Design (magazines, advertising, printing, fabrics, etc.)
- Modern Art & Design developments
All reflected this urban evolution from about 1933 thru 1965
Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been.
The influence of Mid Century Modern is immeasurable and far reaching. I learn something new about it every day. We will be exploring its history and other design movements that contributed to its wild success and place in American history.
MidMod Scout.com is not here to express nostalgia for cultural dysfunction in our society during the middle 20th Century; nor go back to archaic ideas about how we should think, look, or be. We do not endorse hurtful standards of those times now or then.
Our one and only mission here is to celebrate art, design movements, the artists and products gleaned from this immensely creative era. Thank you.
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