To round out our 50's inspired week, here are some 50's whimsical conversationals. Have a good weekend!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"The Storm" 1956
Alice Bunch was born in 1904 in Kentucky, she developed an interest in art at a very young age. She went onto study art at the Mississippi Women's College. That is all I could find out about her. I am curious, she seems like she would be an interesting woman.
"Flight No. 2" 1953
Friday, July 24, 2009
From the Etsy Shop Varigated
We took a mini 4 hour vacation to the LBC Dog Beach with a few friends yesterday. We saw lots of sailboats + a windsurfer who was having a hell of a time getting his sail up in all the wind. We were tired just laying on the beach, I can't imagine battling that wind. Anyway, here are a few vintage sailboat prints to check out.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Enrique Martinez 1969
Yesterday COLOURlovers had an entry about OSPAAAL Posters. OSPAAAL is the Organization of Solidarity with the people of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Here are some posters promoting their cause from the 60's and 70's. I don't know much about their politics, but man can they commission some sweet posters. There are tons representing all types of graphic styles, you can check out more at their website.
Monday, July 20, 2009
These wall drawings are by Sol LeWitt. There is a Wall Drawing Retrospective at MASS Moca, so next time your are in North Adams, MA you can check it out. Don't worry, it is up for the next 24 years, so you have plenty of time! My favorite is the one below done with a blue snap line. So simple yet so genius.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
These paintings are by Canadian born abstract artist Rolph Scarlett. He spent most of his time in the U.S., especially New York. Along with painting, he explored the fields of set and jewelry, design. I love his use of color. I have not checked out his jewelry yet. I will find some and post it for tomorrow. Have a good day!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I found this Deco Sears Wallpaper catalogue on ebay yesterday. I fell in love with the cover print, but when I looked at the inside pictures they posted, they were nowhere near as cool. It is amazing how current this print looks. Here are a few more things from that era, a geometric feedsack print I also found on ebay and a piece by the artist Ivan Kliun from 1918. Ivan was a Russian artist who was part of the Constructivist and Suprematist movements, which is evident here in his use of geometric forms.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We just watched "Ball of Fire" this weekend. It is a movie from 1941 starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. It was directed by Howard Hawks and written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Here is the synopsis from IMDB :
Sexy, wisecracking nightclub singer Sugarpuss O'Shea is a hot tomato who needs to be kept on ice: mobster boyfriend Joe Lilac is suspected of murder and Sugarpuss' testimony could put him away. Naive Professor Bertram Potts meets Miss O'Shea while researching an article on slang and in true romantic comedy fashion the two worlds collide. When Miss O'Shea hides out with Potts and his fellow professors, everyone learns something new: the professors how to cha-cha and Potts the meaning of "yum-yum"!
It was really funny. Anyway, I was searching around eBay and came across this slang inspired conversational that reminded me of the movie. Check it out below.