Based on stylized mid-century design forms that I've been playing around with for many years now, such as my dingbat font "Satellite" (dingbatcave.com). This sputnik features green-tinted plexiglass and flared bellbottom loudspeakders, specially-formulated for broadcasting monthly air-raid siren tests. We used to have one of those sirens in our back yard when my parents rented a ranch-style house in Colorado. They weren't nearly as attractive as these on the Sputnik. Interior of speakers features a psychedelic coating. Center is cast pewter. I see we're entering the late mid-century in the sputnik sequence, where psychedelic references and cast pewter reign supreme. Floats over an earthly planet.
May 12th, 2013
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