Post Profile






Creating graphics for the Yellow Pages, 1970s-style

Paul Di Filippo says: Thought you might like the video that we posted to the AT&T Tech Channel today. It's a 1977 film that highlights a new Bell Labs-developed system for building advertisements to publish in the Yellow Pages. While very crude by today's Photoshop/Illustrator/Fireworks/whatever standard, the scanner + dynamic design system was a huge [...]
read more

share

Related Posts


Did Tech Kill the Advertising Star?

Marketing / Advertising : Beyond Madison Avenue

Summary: We recently wrote about a journalist who covered Cannes and wondered if AdLand could leave tech alone in order to concentrate on people. ​We somewhat agreed, and added our own thoughts about it.

Wrangler Channels 1970s with Spring/Summer 2014/15 Ad Campaign

Fashion / Men's Fashion : The Fashionisto

Effortless 1970s Inspired Fashion Styles Wrangler Australia brings us another laid-back outing with its spring/summer 2014/15 advertising campaign. Fueling a nostalgic Australian summer, classic... The post Wrangler Channels 1970s w...

Watch Bell Labs Engineer Hal Alles Demo an Early Digital Synthesizer in 1977

Technology : Vice: Motherboard

The Bell Labs Digital Synthesizer, also known as Alice, is considered one of the world’s first true digital additive synthesizers. In this this video from 1977, Bell Labs engineer and inventor Hal Alles demonstrated the many possibl...

Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments

Technology : TechCrunch: Enterprise

News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab, The Globe Lab, WapPo Labs... And now there's HuffPost Labs, which will unvei...

The Surprisingly Sophisticated Computer Graphics Behind the 1977 Yellow Pages [Past Perfect]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

They're a waste of paper these days, but back in 1977 the Yellow Pages were an essential communications tool. And in order to more easily produce ads so the thick tomes remained free, Bell Labs (now AT&T) developed a remarkably adva...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC