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June 20, 2019

Retro Style Muppet Posters


Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of “retro” style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern art, advertising, mass media, etc. It generally implies a vintage of at least 15 or 20 years. The word “retro” derives from the Latin prefix retro, meaning “backwards” or “in past times” – particularly as seen in the words retrograde, implying a movement toward the past instead of a progress toward the future, and retrospective, referring to a nostalgic (or critical) eye toward the past.
In the postwar period, it increased in usage with the appearance of the word retrorocket (short for “retrograde rocket”, a rocket generating thrust in a direction opposite to that of a spacecraft’s orbital motion) used by the American space program in the 1960s. In France, the word rétro, an abbreviation for retro spectif gained cultural currency with reevaluations of Charles de Gaulle and France’s role in World War II. The Frenchmode rétro of the 1970s reappraised in film and novels the conduct of French civilians during the Nazi occupation. The term rétro was soon applied to nostalgic French fashions that recalled the same period.






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