Saturday, August 29, 2009
I'm only aware of a small portion of the street art that's out there, but one artist that I like a lot is Bäst. Along with the rawness of his work I also like his use of mid- century pop culture and its icons which adds a slight layer of nostalgia to it. Take a look at more here.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Looking for a nice mid-century modern home? This might be a place to start. For a couple of smaller and more affordable alternatives check out these - Versadome , Modern Cabana.
A classic look at living modern.
Monday, August 17, 2009
The photos above are from a great book called Still Life (1983) that Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman put together. It's full of color saturated Hollywood stills from the 50's/60's. Cover art (detail at top) is by one of my favorite illustrators- Mick Haggerty.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The labels on these retro cans definitely make spray painting things look like fun. Did de Bois unknowingly foresee the phenomenon of graffiti art with it's beret sporting aerosol artiste pictured on the label?
Monday, August 10, 2009
I'm not sure when I started picking up coffee mugs, but I've managed to fill up a few boxes with them. The mugs all bear imprints representing things like past conventions, long ago taken trips, or company employment. I've started taking some out to display on my Weekly Mug Shot site. I add a new mug every week.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Whether it's an abandoned amusement park or a boarded up hotel there's an eerie intrigue to abandoned structures. This site takes you inside a few.
Thanks for the link Elisa
*My hangtag collection was recently featured on 'Drawn!''. Take a look.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Above are a couple of nice cigarette package designs (with vintage cigs still inside) that my folks brought back from Havana in the 50's. Unfortunately the lady in red on the second box fell victim to the impartial guillotine of the packaging seal.
Here's a cool video by Prodigy that brings some discarded cigarette boxes to life.
Monday, August 3, 2009
This is a piece I did a few years ago for an article on email spam blockers. With soccer being in the news so much the past few weeks I was reminded of it and pulled the art out of my archived files. The illustration was revised a little, including taking the email platform logos, that were now mostly outdated, off of the jersey.