Top 10 Tuesday: Swinging 60s Design Inspiration

I love 60s design and the mid-century modern movement. The minimalist nature of the design, the bright colors, the ingenuity in advertising. I’m a Danish modern furniture and stone-glazed pottery addict; finding vintage mod clothing at affordable prices makes me happier than snuggling with puppies.

So, you can imagine how thrilled I was upon viewing The Man from U.N.C.L.E this past weekend. I sat and watched in childlike wonder at the cars…the fashion…the aesthetic…the interior design. And don’t get me started on the soundtrack. Oh. My. Goodness.

So, to honor my love and affection for the swinging 60s, here are some fabulous Pinterest pins I discovered while stalking my favorite mid-century designs.

German Matchbox Label, c. 1960s [photo by Shailesh Chavda, via Flickr]


PanAm Travel, c. 1960s [poster design by Mary Quant, via RMG Design tumblr]


The Thomas Crown Affair, c. 1968 [modern poster design by Cheeky Design Studios]

thomas crown

Typewriter Manual, c. 1960s [cover design by unknown, via tumblr]

typewriter manual

Machinery Magazine, c. 1966 [June cover via Present & Correct]


Illustrations for Intro Magazine, c. 1967 [design by Antonio Lopez]

lopez illustration

Fly TWA Jets, c. 1960s [poster design by David Klein, via Illostribute]

fly twa jets

Mid-Century Modern Woman, c. 1965 [via 1960s Fashion Blog]

mid century modern woman

Quant by Quant Autobiography, c. 1967 [book cover design by Mary Quant]

quant by quant

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, c. 1961 [cover design by Konstanty Sopocko]


A bit of a bonus: Check out The Man from U.N.C.L.E trailer!

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