Sunday, February 22, 2009
Stylin' in Brno
Another ad from the 1970s Brno yearbook. A couple observations:
* that's the least happy fashion model I've ever seen
* I know that it's tough to cut dark hair out of a dark background, but didn't anyone in the design process get tipped off by the shape of his head? Perhaps this is how they were wearing their hair in 1974. Another example of the horrors of totalitarianism.
As far as I can tell, this is an ad for a textile factory rather than a store -- the line at the bottom, according to the mixed skills of Google Translator and me, says something like "Producing interesting fabrics for men's and women's clothing." Interesting indeed.
There's a few web references to the Vlněna factory -- it's defunct now, and here's a fellow who hunted around in the ruins. I found another reference (I'm too lazy to look it up again) that indicated that the building is going to be converted to high-end apartments, Atlanta-style.
Unconnected to any of this except that it's Brno -- again, if any Brno residents happen by, I still need a Kometa t-shirt. The team won't answer my e-mails.