Populuxe was a consumer culture and aesthetic in the United States popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The term comes from a combination of popular and luxury. The work of various artists, designers, graphic designers, furniture designers, interior designers and architects is associated with the movement. It is associated with consumerism and overlaps with mid-century modern architecture, Streamline Moderne, Googie architecture (Doo Wop architecture) and other futuristic and Space Age influenced design aesthetics that were optimistic in nature, futurist and technology focused.
- Populuxe by Thomas Hine 192 pages Fine Communications September 1999 ISBN 978-1567313161
- Populuxe set on Flickr
- Industrial Design: "American Look" 1958 General Motors Populuxe video on YouTube labelled as being in the public domain