Friday, July 31, 2009

50's Conversationals

To round out our 50's inspired week, here are some 50's whimsical conversationals. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

50's Fashion Ads

Somehow I got stuck in the 50's this week. Here are some illustrated ads with some nicely rendered prints.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

50's Abstract

Yesterday's post of Alice Bunch got me thinking about 50's textile prints, so I did some hunting online and found these abstract fabric prints from that era. Maybe Alice should have designed some fabric, I bet it would have been pretty sweet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Alice Bunch

"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

Monday, July 27, 2009


Here are some rose prints from years past.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sail Away

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.

eBay find

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Give a Hoot

Here are some sweet vintage owl prints up for auction on Ebay right now. The color combo on the print above is especially nice.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

30's Florals


Here are some sweet 30's florals from Bianchini Férier.



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

Sol LeWitt

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

Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman died Wednesday evening at age 98. We had the pleasure of hearing him speak a few months ago. What a great personality and talent. He definitely lived his life right, doing what he loved. R.I.P.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rolph Scarlett Jewelry

Here are some necklaces by abstract artist Rolph Scarlett. We posted some of his paintings yesterday. Just thought we would show you some more of his many talents.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rolph Scarlett


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

"Ball of Fire"

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.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Air France Posters

These Air France posters are from the website "International Vintage Posters." They have some amazing color combos.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Johnny-Tapete Floral Wallpapers

Here are some 60's floral wallpapers from the "Johnny-Tapete" website to check out.