Thursday, January 6, 2011

Incense, peppermint, rosemary and thyme. Mattel fed the heads of the children of 1969 with this Peter-to-the-Max zodiac fortune telling set, Mystique Fortell Cards. Mixing day-glo colors with graphics appropriated from medieval woodcuts, and tapping into youth fascination with all things occult and Kreskin, it remains an exemplar of classic 60s pop design. Among its definitive prognostications: "far out behavior" and "pickup by a flying saucer."

For more vintage pop tripiness, head over to Swank Modern Design.