Saturday, April 25, 2009

Leaving CafePress

It seems that after several years it is time to close down Evil Virgin T-shirts & Gifts (the Vintage 66 Graphics shop on CafePress). The folks at CafePress are enacting some new policies that I just find unacceptable, and therefore it is time to move on. I've seen several posts in the CP forums that many other shop keepers are doing the same thing, which may or may not be enough to make them change their corporate mind, so who knows. Anyway, the point is barring a speedy reversal on these new policies, Evil Virgin will be closing down without further notice, although it will be there for at least a little while longer. Of course, the Vintage 66 Shop on Zazzle is still there, albeit with limited designs and in need of some more work at the moment, but fully functional, and hopefully there will be more designs soon.

Now, I'm not one to gossip, so you didn't hear this from me, but there very well may be some other surprises at the V66 camp in the not so distant future—so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, have a great weekend.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vintage General Motors Ad from 1958

With the recent auto industry bailouts and so forth; regardless of what your thoughts on that whole debacle are, it just seems like a good time to take a look back at some of the class and elegance that used to be General Motors back in the day. Man Alive! Talk about curves and lines, and what a snazzy jingle as well. This vintage commercial is from 1958 and it seems to have been part of the GM 50 year anniversary promotion. Enjoy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Vintage Movie Snack Bar Ads

Hey kids!
I've been feeling nostalgic lately, well actually that's my usual mood, so maybe just a little extra nostalgic. Anyway, here are a couple of cool old ads for movie theater snack bars & drive-in refreshment centers. For you youngsters out there, at one time when you went to a movie you didn't have to sit through 47 minutes of ads before the movie even started, you just had the previews and one or two little ads like these before the 2nd movie started—yeah, two movies! Imagine that.