Posts tagged 1950s
Posts tagged 1950s
On Bottleneck Gallery’s website. Links below!
Post-Atomic Housewife (unframed) • (framed copy is sold out, sorry!)
Just another day in the suburbs of an atomic test site!
My second piece for the “Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em” zombie-themed show at Bottleneck Gallery that opens this Friday. Here is the other one. (My copyright doesn’t appear on the actual print.) These two pieces actually kick off a series of stuff that I’ve been doodling around with since earlier this year.
Come check the show out! 60 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 7-10 pm. Partial proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. The art will then be for sale online on Saturday.
One of two coordinating pieces that I’ll have in Bottleneck Gallery’s “Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em” show that opens next Friday. (My copyright doesn’t appear on the actual print.) Really looking forward to seeing all of the art in this show!
Friday, October 5th, 7-10 at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Partial proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. (Clever charity choice … ha.) If you can’t go, the art will be on sale online the following day.
My print for Gallery 1988’s “There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand” Arrested Development Tribute Show. The show opens next Friday, the 29th at 7020 Melrose, and the print will also be for sale on their website starting on Saturday. (The copyright line does not appear on the actual print.)
What … you don’t remember seeing the Staircar advertised in a 1957 issue of LIFE Magazine??*
I was originally working on an old-timey magic poster for GOB, but then saw some other folks did the same thing for the show, so I quickly did this last week. Whew!
*And here’s some reference as to the little floating-vignette style I’m spoofing, for those unfamiliar with ’50s car advertising, although I’ve not included any full-page ads (with slogans, etc.).
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!!
Comin’ at you from Snoopy Sounds Records!
Another project from my Peanuts portfolio. This was for Japanese bedding manufacturer Nishikawa. There were a ton of different ’50s-styled graphics in this collection, but I liked the faux records group the best. (As well as the look of the ’50s-era Peanuts characters.)
“Live From the Doghouse” and “Good Grief!” are more Decca/Blue Note homage, and Schroeder’s “In a Ludwig Kind of Mood” is courtesy of Peanuts Grammophon. :) (BTW, you can’t really tell here, but Beethoven’s ghosted face is on the right side of the Schroeder cover.)
I hear that Charlie Brown can really wail!
New retro design in my online shop … featuring “Rolly” the Pizza Cutter. I have an addiction to midcentury advertising mascots … I don’t care what they are (creatures or inanimate objects) or if they’re hawking breakfast cereal, cars or floor wax … I love ‘em! So I’ve been creating some of my own … and who better to endorse this particular food favorite than the guy who gets the first slice! He’s available on tees, super large prints, mugs, postcards, aprons, etc. and soon to be a take-out menu binder and pizza party invites, envelopes and stamps. Grab a slice!
This is sort of a companion piece to my shop’s bestselling design “Hot Diggity Dog!” (although no dancing hot dogs in that one, unfortunately!)
(Click the photo to see him a little larger.)
On May 24th, my Rolly hat was featured on Zazzle’s front page as one of “Today’s Best”.
You know how it is … you’ve waited in line for 15 minutes in the hot sun behind a pack of wild kids, and now all you want to do is enjoy your ice cold soft serve treat. But before you make it ten steps from the ice cream shack, it has melted all down your arm and onto your shoes!
Well now you can enjoy your favorite ice cream treat without ruining your clothes with this original design inspired by old ice cream advertising signs.
You can buy it on tees, mugs, aprons, cards, etc. here.
On May 22nd, this design (on a sticker) was chosen as a “Today’s Best” and was featured on the front page of Zazzle.
Next door to DAD’S GRILL is your favorite dessert joint … MOM’S BAKERY! Design for Mother’s Day tees, aprons, etc. in my online shop features an original illustration inspired by midcentury book and advertising characters. (Shown above: 10oz mug & iPad cover. Back of the mug has a spot for mom’s custom info.) The establishment year and proprietor name/title are customizable at the time of order with the names and dates (that they became a mom) of the customer’s own favorite lady. You can buy it here. (Click the above photo to see it in closer detail.)
On April 27th, this design was chosen as a “Today’s Best” and was featured on the front page of Zazzle.
MOM’S BAKERY is a new design to coordinate with my best-selling DAD’S GRILL.