Monday, October 19, 2009

A Brief Look at Vintage Advertising Spot Illustrations

Soon I will be launching a line of customizable retro business products on my Zazzle shop, business cards, promotional flyers, rack cards and things of that nature. I've had a long love affair with vintage cartoons, illustrations & advertising, and it has certainly had an effect on my styles, both artistically and design-wise. Basically, I will be offering templates featuring designs that are heavily inspired by the atomic era of mid-centure modern pop culture, black and white spot illustrations from the 30's to the 60's and old motel and restaurant signs from along Route 66, among other influences. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I will go into more detail in a later post.  Anyway, for today I just wanted to take a quick look at some authentic vintage advertising spot illustrations.

Great Googly-Moogly! He sure is excited—almost delirious in fact, about that huge dee-licious burger. Why even the burger itself emanates excitement. Just look at those glow lines (also called emanata in the cartooning world).

Sometimes the art can be rather disturbing, and the slogans a bit underwhelming, but these quirks only add to the quaint charm of the piece.

I think I mentioned something about not always being politically correct—yeah, follow the tubby guy for big portions.

Again we find the somewhat arbitrary slogan, this time it's paired with as many fonts as possible in one design. Evidently, these people are so particular they only need two ellipsis instead of the usual three.

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Last Minute Release

I'm not really sure how this keeps happening, perhaps it's my age or something. Actually the longer I do the this art thing, the more often it happens. I did this Trio of Jack-O-Lanterns illustration last year and it was all ready to go and everything, but come this year I somehow forgot about it. So, this is a late release, but it is available and if you hurry there is still time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vintage 66 Halloween Clip

Ladies and Gentle men! Children of all ages! Here it is the much anticipated Vintage 66 Graphics Halloween Thingy. Mostly I was just testing out the possibilities, but of course, the website and store are both live and ready to go. May actually be a little late for the invitations, but plenty of cards & Gifts. So, stop by today.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Final Halloween Product Goofy Jacks T-shirt

It dawned on me late last night that I had not made a T-shirt for my Goofy Jack-O-Lanterns illustration that I released earlier, so I put this one together, although I left the text editable, just in case you want it to say something other than Trick Or Treat! Anyway, this is the final product for Halloween 2009, and after I finish a few marketing projects, such as the upcoming and much anticipated Halloween Youtube video, I will be moving on to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and no promises, but possibly, Festivus! So, check back soon for the World Premier of my first video.


Monday, October 5, 2009

The Halloween Collection 2009

About 4:32 this morning I finished posting the 2009 Halloween Collection on my Zazzle shop. I actually have two more illustrations I want to add, but I'm not sure if I'll have time, since Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all breathing down my neck, and I'm also working on some retro business templates, business cards and flyers, etc. Well, I got up today and found out that one of my designs had won a TBA (Today's Best Award) on Zazzle, so I'm feeling really great about that. Anyway, I just wanted to do a little boasting.

Thanks for stopping by.

TBA Winner for October 5th, 2009
Customizable Halloween Party Invitation

Goofy Jack-O-Lanterns Mug

Funky Skull Ladies T-shirt