Friday, January 31, 2014

Shop Window Displays of the 1970s

 
James Barry Wood's book, Show Windows. 75 Years of the Art of Display yielded a blog post last week on the shop windows of the 1950s that proved very popular so for this second and final post of images from the book I thought we would move to the 1970s. The dashing chaps above are from Barney's in New York, a window designed by Guy Scarangello in the late 70s. Below from top downwards we have: Frank Myers designing a window displaying bow ties for Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago in 1973; the t-shirt display from the same designer in the same shop but later in the decade; the insomniac sheep counting leaping men, again by Myers for Carson Pirie Scott; perhaps my favourite though is the last photo below of white porcelain emerging from heaps for coal like buried treasure, this by Candy Pratts for Bloomingdales New York in 1978.
 
Wood's book is a brilliant pictorial survey and I can't recommend it enough for anyone interested in vintage style or looking for dsiplay ideas.
 
 





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Michael Brue said...
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Michael Brue said...

Good to see old style of Shop Window Display in your blog. For modern style shop window display you can visit Display One's Website.

 
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