Weekend comics 2: Googie

Today’s Zippy brought a word I hadn’t been familiar with:

Googie (here played with along with Google) is in fact the name of an architectural style of the 1950s and 60s, named after the L.A. coffee shop Googie’s (now demolished). There’s a Wikipedia entry, with pictures.

4 Responses to “Weekend comics 2: Googie”

  1. Ann Burlingham Says:

    I have had a book in the store about Googie architecture. Caught my eye, of course.

  2. The Jetsons « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] aspect of the show’s futurism is the architectural style in it — the pop Googie style of the ’50s and ’60s. The show was in many ways very much of its […]

  3. Bob’s Big Boy « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] has come up on this blog twice before. First, in connection with a Zippy cartoon, here. (Bill Griffith’s fascination with demotic architecture, especially in diners, shows up in […]

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    […] in Hawthorne, has it all — but especially the signage. [On the Googie architectural style, see my 12/4/09 posting “Weekend comics 2: Googie” and its […]

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