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This Heads & Tails series celebrates the forward looking, positivity and exuberance of late '50s to early
'60s Mid Century Modern period in American automotive tail-fin-tail-light and grille--headlight design,
which was like no other period before or after it in ways that we'll probably never see repeated again.
Mid-Century Modern is an American design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture
and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969. The MCM design aesthetic grew out of the
1930s -1940s Streamline Moderné era and therefore is also modern in style and construction and is characterized by clean,
simple lines and honest use of materials and, like Streamline Moderné, generally does not include decorative embellishments
such as the Art Deco period that proceeded it did. And, because it covers such a broad period in history, it also encompasses
other more specific design styles as well including Atomic Age, Space Age, Googie Style Architecture and Eames Era.