Denver Modernism Show – 8/24-26 and Motorama Car Show – 8/26/2012

The Hippie Limo - Denver & Boulder's Premier Retro-Mod Vintage RideWhen I was in graduate school in the mid nineties I had a critical theory class in which we studied the Modernism Movement in literature (1900-1965). Funny thing about calling something “modern” is that by the time enough experts agreed on the name and identifying characteristics of the movement, the movement itself was already over! And if “modernism” is something that happened in the past, where does that leave us now? In the 90’s the answer was Post-Modernism, so does that mean Post Post-Modernism will follow? This makes the term “modernism” particularly unwieldy in my opinion.

The critique not withstanding, I am a real fan of the “modern” design aesthetic ranging from Art Deco to American Craftsman to 60’s Mod. Of course one look at the lines and styling of the Hippie Limo makes these design preferences pretty evident. It is worthwhile noting that the VW Split-Window Microbus was designed and built from 1949-67, which means it has a foot in all those periods.

For any of you with similar tastes you should attend the Denver Modernism Show on August 24th, 25th, and 26th 2012 at the National Western Complex Expo Hall in Denver. If you have an interest in mid-century, art deco, retro, pop, or modernist furnishings, artwork, objects, and artifacts, you will find your heart’s desire met in the 50,000 square feet of vendor-packed show space. You will also find the Hippie Limo there!

The Hippie Limo will be setting up shop alongside over 100 other cars as part of the Motorama Car Show on August 26th 2012 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, a show organized for the Denver Modernism Show by the Sunday Afternoon Car Klub (SACK), a Colorado affiliate of Lambda Car Club International (LCCI). You will find the Motorama’s selection of “post-Atomic American and European cars” in the National Western Complex’s adjoining Hall of Education (that’s right “in” – meaning an indoor show!). Admission is $8.00 which includes admission to the Denver Modernism Show!

We hope to see you there and we promise to post all of the photos we can get of the main Modernism show and it’s internal-combustion next-door cousin when we have them.

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