audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years

Audio Erotica: Hi-Fi brochures 1950s–1980s

 

Spanning from austere post-war Britain to vibrant pre-millennium Japan, the Audio Erotica: Hi-Fi Brochures 1950s–1980s book offers a nostalgic journey through the quirkiest and most pivotal period in hi-fi brochure history. Organized alphabetically from Aiwa to Zenith, the volume features iconic brands like Braun, JVC Nivico, Nakamichi, and Sony, among others. The publication by Jonny Trunk—an English writer, broadcaster, DJ, and the founder of Trunk Record— and published by FUEL, promises an immersive journey through the eclectic world of vintage audio. 

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
all images courtesy of FUEL

 

 

A Graphic Journey through Audio History by Jonny Trunk and FUEL

 

Tracing the journey through audio history, the pages of Audio Erotica, published by FUEL (find more here), take readers from the classy 1950s with its pipe-smoking, high-end gear, through the swinging 1960s Dansette record players. The volume then goes on to explore the metallic music centers of the 1970s, and the sleek stack systems of the 1980s. Along the way, readers encounterthe aerobic stereo sound portability facilitated by the boom-box, and that final high-fidelity, hardware hurrah: the compact disc. Amidst it all, there’s plenty of retro fashion and shag-pile carpeting to evoke the era. 

 

Through the prism of these evocative audio sales brochures, Jonny Trunk’s Audio Erotica charts the graphic history of the domestic sound from the 1940s to the 1990s, showing the development of audio equipment before the digital download, while simultaneously revealing the way hi-fi was marketed to the listening public.

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Akai late 1970s

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Bush Arena Hi Fi

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Saba 1983

audio-erotica-book-quirkiest-hi-fi-brochures-through-years-fuel-jonny-trunk-designboom-full-01

JVC Home Ent

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Fairfax Speakers

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Sony Music In Motion Walkman

audio-erotica-book-quirkiest-hi-fi-brochures-through-years-fuel-jonny-trunk-designboom-full-02

Philips

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Southwest 1973

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Braun 1957

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
JVC Home

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Dual Catalogue 1970

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Philips Tape recorders

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Koss Headphones

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
The Scottie

audio erotica book explores the quirkiest hi-fi brochures through the years
Schneider Hi Fi

 

 

project info:

name: Audio Erotica: Hi-Fi brochures 1950s–1980s
author: Jonny Trunk
published by: FUEL

KEEP UP WITH OUR DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
suscribe on designboom
- see sample
- see sample
suscribe on designboom

happening now! sky-frame’s ‘my point of view’ film presents david montalba’s surf-inspired architecture in malibu, using their expansive glass doors for uninterrupted ocean views – see the whole video on designboom! 

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

X
5