Burger King in the 1980s

Repost from November 2010. I found a trade journal put out by Prosperity International in 1984 called, “FLORIDA: In Shape for The Future”. It’s filled with all kinds of promotional materials for Florida companies. (Ironic note… it was printed in Japan. I guess there were no Florida printing companies that would pay for advertising?) In it I found some fun Burger King photos. I loved Burger King in the 1980s....

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Pinup – Rusty Nail Saloon

Another new pinup, in preparation for Pinupalooza. This one features some original neon, also created by me. I love neon, and I’ve been looking for the opportunity to include it in a pinup. I’m exhausted. I’ve never done a show before and I’m stressing trying to get everything done. I am really looking forward to it though. I hope it’s the first of many conventions that I’ll get to take part...

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Summer Fun 1961 – Orlando Travel Brochure

Ads for Gary’s Duck Inn and Cherry Plaza Hotel. I found this brochure at an estate sale recently. It features marketing and promotions for Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland and Central Florida, circa 1961. Lots of good stuff. It’s also a good reference guide to Orlando in the 1960s. Click below for more. As always, click the image for a larger version.   Morrison’s Cafeterias were still around Florida ten or...

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Launch-Burger – Googie Sign Illustration

I occasionally root through all the sketches I’ve amassed throughout the years to see if there’s anything that gives me inspiration. Once and a while, I’ll find something in that sketch bin that just begs to be finished. Yesterday, I pulled out a two minute sketch of a little astronaut, holding a tray with a burger and fries, looking for all the world like he was traveling by jet-pack in the same way that carhops of...

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The Empress Lilly – Walt Disney World

Here’s an article I wrote for Mouseplanet.com back in the early 2000s about Walt Disney’s Empress Lilly restaurant, called “The Queen of Lake Buena...

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