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Another day another idea

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 I always try to achieve at least one thing in the day. However small. However defeated I might be from previous days experiences in promoting my website. All I can do is progress. That might be writing a blog, it might be creating some BillingtonPix vintage style designs , it might be posting to BillingtonPix RedBubble designs and patterns . Whatever it is the only way to progress is to progress. One step at a time.  Break down the huge milestones into smaller achievable chunks. For example I am currently pushing out all my BillingtonPix London vintage style t-shirts to Ebay. I spent the past week adding them to my website, then building a landing page to promote them. Now I am trying to get them to Ebay where they will enjoy the most traffic. But that is so much hard work in terms of categorisation and waiting for the pages to update. It just takes forever. I also have a background task to ensure that they are all indexed on Google and that all my SEO strategies are working. Sometim

Three Mid-Century Modern Graphic Designers You Need to Know About

Here are 3 incredible midcentury modern designers that made a significant impact to design in the mid-20th century. They influence me in my own work at BillingtonPix with their idealism about great design, with the honesty of clear communication that was a clear break away from earlier design. 1. Paul Rand Paul Rand is best known for his corporate logos, such as for IBM and NeXT, but his earlier work comprised of magazine and book covers. His genius was in reducing the ethos of a company down to a single logo that clearly communicated its message, by stripping away all the non-essentials to deliver an un-sentimental design that you could trust. You can read my blog about his work . 2. Saul Bass Saul Bass dedicated his life to creating beautiful movie posters and movie opening sequences, such as for Psycho, North by Northwest, Goodfellas and Casino. His style is quintessentially mid-century and you can still see it being used today. Like Paul Rand, Bass was able to reduce the meaning

Contemporary Retro Aesthetic T-Shirts

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I'm pleased to present my full collection of contemporary retro style t-shirts, for sale online from my store. These include Mid-Century Modern abstract pattern designs, 80s Memphis and urban photographic themes. These designs are all inspired from my urban surroundings in Southwark, London. I love urban and I love retro, so these designs and photography is the perfect mix for me. Here is my t-shirts catalog from my Pinterest page . For all streetwear fans, here are some new designs that have just gone up on my store. All are urban retro aesthetic themed. This includes tees, phone cases and dad caps. I'm constantly updating the collection so keep checking back if you don't see what you like at first. For further ideas check out our  BillingtonPix Pinterest Shop . This contains a complete feed of all our products from  BillingtonPix.com  as well as a collation of pins from my  BillingtonPix.RedBubble.com  shop, my  BillingtonPix Zazzle store , my  BillingtonPix TeePublic sho

What is Mid-Century Modern design?

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What is the style that came out of Bauhaus and the Post War period, lasting until the mid 60s? That is Mid-Century Modern (MCM), a term coined in 1984 by an American collector of 50s furniture. I've written a blog post about this incredible design period, looking at homewares (furniture) designers such as Eames and Alvar Aalto  and graphic design with artists such as Paul Rand and Saul Bass. I also make a quick look at Atomic Style and how that is closely aligned to Mid Century Modern. The optimism coming out of the Bauhaus, using new Post War technologies, such as plastic molding, and industrial materials such as steel, together with more organic woods and leathers allowed this movement to look forward, whilst still holding on to its past heritage. For further ideas check out our  BillingtonPix Pinterest Shop . This contains a complete feed of all our products from  BillingtonPix.com  as well as a collation of pins from my  BillingtonPix.RedBubble.com  shop, my  BillingtonPix Zaz

Where can I find 80s Memphis patterns?

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80s Memphis Style Ideas If you are looking for surface pattern designs from the 1980s Memphis style look no further than BillingtonPix.com . We have a fabulous collection of patterns to choose from. Below you will see some examples from our 2021 pattern catalog. You can also find our Pinterest page where we have a board dedicated to 80s Memphis design . In the meantime, here are some of our 80s Memphis design surface patterns that we have released in 2021. We sell these surface designs across a wide range of homewares, apparel, accessories and stationery. 80s Memphis Style Accessories These days, what we carry about our person are just as important as what we have in our home, if not more important. When it comes to our mobile phones, they define everything about us. So it is important for them to portray our personal sense of style and identity.  Memphis Style Phone Cases Memphis style phone cases are definitely fun, with their bold colors and patterns. Harking back to the retro ag

BillingtonPix Facebook Shop

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 Here is a link to the BillingtonPix Facebook Shop Here is a complete selection of all BillingtonPix products to select from, including pillow cushions, throw blankets, t-shirts, coffee mugs, phone cases, greeting cards and more. For further ideas check out our  BillingtonPix Pinterest Shop . This contains a complete feed of all our products from  BillingtonPix.com  as well as a collation of pins from my  BillingtonPix.RedBubble.com  shop, my  BillingtonPix Zazzle store , my  BillingtonPix TeePublic shop . my  BillingtonPix Society6 shop  as well as numerous cool pins I've spotted along the way!

80s Memphis Phone Cases

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 Where can I find great 80s Memphis phone cases? Take a look at our range of Memphis phone case designs at Billingtonpix. Many abstract 80s styles to choose from! For further ideas check out our  BillingtonPix Pinterest Shop . This contains a complete feed of all our products from  BillingtonPix.com  as well as a collation of pins from my  BillingtonPix.RedBubble.com  shop, my  BillingtonPix Zazzle store , my  BillingtonPix TeePublic shop . my  BillingtonPix Society6 shop  as well as numerous cool pins I've spotted along the way!