Eye Candy
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Radium Age SF, Sci-Fi, Spectacles, Utopia

This is the Polish poster for 1977’s Godzilla vs. Gigan. From the blog Monster Brains, via io9.

Here’s what appears to be a Radium Age Sci-Fi scene: schoolchildren wearing silvery costumes, circa 1905. From Shorpy, via Gearfuse.

Our friend Michael Lewy redesigns the cover of J.G. Ballard’s The Crystal World.



Joshua Glenn is a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011), and editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.