From the 1980 J.C. Penney Christmas Catalog. Featured here is the Atari 800. With a whole whopping 16k of RAM. Holy mackerel, it’s monstrously huge! Looks like it was built into an IBM Selectric chassis. — Reposted from June 2011. This is a brand new selection of vintage personal computers in the 1980s from Department Store […]
It’s really quite something, the obscure collections of things you can find at estate sales. I found two bins full of these cheap plastic toys. I wasn’t even sure what they were initially, though I’ve since discovered that they are cake toppers. Most of them […]
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 […]
Here’s a new print that I finished up in preparation for Pinupalooza. Actually, truth be told, it’s an old print that I never finished because I wasn’t sure where to go with it. I finally figured it out and got it finished. It’s a little different style than my usual. A little more cartoony, perhaps. […]
I’ve created a Valentines Day themed papercraft robot for the month of February. If all goes according to plan, I’ll do one of these a month, each with a calendar on the back. Check back often to download the latest!
It’s been a while since I’ve added any Christmas paper art. And with the lovely feedback I’ve been receiving these past few weeks, I thought I’d add some more. This most recent batch is based on some mid-century Christmas snow boxes. Specifically, Ivory Snow and Boxed MICA flakes. Enjoy!
I found this photo at an estate sale recently and figured it would be a fun little restoration project. Click the images for more detail.
A friend of mine, William Flood, has a very cool site called Neon Roadside. Bill’s site focuses on a variety of mid-century themes, including Airstream trailers, neon signage and retro architecture, all fortified by photos from his travels. Watch his stuff with interest. Incidentally, if you like the logo and banner work for Neon Roadtrip, […]
I found this menu for Aunt Hattie’s Chicken in the Woodpile on eBay a few years ago. It’s especially neato because it’s autographed by Edward “Uncle Ed” Boore, husband of Aunt Hattie and founder of the restaurant. Aunt Hattie’s was opened in 1939 by Ed and Hattie Boore who had previously run a fruit stand. […]