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Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960

Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960

For the weekend: vintage science art from the backs of books in LIFE Magazine's Science Library, published throughout the 1960s by Time Inc. See also: this set of minimalist science posters by graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai, also featured in the magazine's 60s Science Library.

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Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960
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Health and Disease © 1965 Time Inc.


Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960

The Mind © 1964 Time Inc.


Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960
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The Cell © 1964 Time Inc.


Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960
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Sound and Hearing © 1965 Time Inc.


Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960
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Man and Space © 1964 Time Inc.


Illustration for article titled Beautiful Minimalist Science Graphics, c. 1960
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Planets © 1966 Time Inc.


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Can I just say that I am really, REALLY sick of minimalism and all that streamlined Art Deco and iPod aesthetic? I guess that is why I am becoming more attracted to the steampunk look, as those people actually are not afraid of exposing a bit of the gears and the grime.