Vintage Illustrators: Josh Agle (Shag)

There are many artists from yesteryear that have caught my eye, and also some from the 21st century that definitely could belong to the 50s and 60s. Today I’m going to show you the artwork of Josh Agle, also known as Shag. This North-American illustrator is popular in the rockabilly and vintage scene, and it quite clear why.

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Vintage Illustrators: Coby Whitmore

Coby Whitmore (1913-1988) is one of those artists whose art really caught my eye the first time I saw his illustrations. This american illustrator became well known in the United States for his work for the advertising industry and for his illustrations for The Evening Post.

Coby Whitmore also illustrated articles in the 40s, 50s and 60s, and his work always features glamorous people from yesteryear. 

His art influenced modern illustrators, as well as comic book artists. 

Hope you liked the post, will be back soon! 

Vintage Illustrators: Mike Ludlow

Today’s Vintage Illustrator is Mike Ludlow, american artist born in 1921. His work is specialized in glamour, so expect many sophisticated illustrations in this post 🙂
 He worked for important publications such as Esquire magazine, especially in the 50s, when he created illustrations with pin up girls ang stylish gentlemen. 

In he 60s, the women he painted were sexier. 

Mike Ludlow took inspiration from classic Hollywood starlets from the decade, like Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and Jayne Mansfield. I love vintage glamour so he’s become one of my favorite artist so far.

He also collaborated with Esquire magazine with yearly glamorous calendars filled with pin ups, and designed the whole 1957 calendar – the last one of the Esquire series -. 
You can also check his work in the advertising business, creating ads and also illustrated covers for newspapers and romantic magazines. 

Hope you liked this post about Mike Ludlow (1921-2010)

Take care! 

Vintage Illustrators: Derek Yaniger

Long time no blogging about vintage illustrators! It’s been a while since I last showed you the art of a talented illustrator on here.. Today I want you to discover Derek Yaniger and his art. He’s not from the mid 20th century but does great art inspired by the 1950s and the 1960s. 

This north-american artist grew up in the 60s, and after working in the advertising industry and for companies such as Marvel, he decided to work on his own. All his illustrations are inspired by the tiki scene or the beatniks, swinging from the 50s up to the early 60s.
Derek Yaniger often does illustrations for vintage inspired festivals like Tiki Oasis or Viva las Vegas.  
Looking at his art is instantly switch the mood for a rockabilly gig, or even listen to soul music. I came across his art when a friend of mine showed me an article about an exhibit.

Hope you enjoyed my post ❤
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Vintage Illustrators: Lynn Buckham

New year, and back in action with my Vintage Illustrators series, which you my followers and readers seem to enjoy 😉
Today’s illustrator is Lynn Buckham (1918 – 1982), known for his work for the advertising industry in the 50s and 60s. Even before that, but his golden years were during the 50s.

His illustrations often portrayed elegant women, also accompanied by men in their suits. His art reminds me a lot of Mad Men – a tv show that you should all see! -.

He even created illustrations for important companies such as Pepsi. This one’s from the 1950s. 
I have to admit that he is, along with Robert Maguire, one of my favorite vintage illustrators of all time. Oh, and I found my doppelgänger in one of his creations! 

Hope you liked this post. Soon I’ll show you another artist! 

Vintage Illustrators: Bill Medcalf

Here’s another post under my Vintage Illustrators series. I love vintage illustrations so much that  had to start a series of blog posts featuring some of my favorite illustrators from yesteryear. Today’s vintage illustrator is Bill Medcalf, known for his series of pin up girls during the 40s, 50s and 60s. 

He became famous because of his illustrations of young and beautiful women surrounded often by cars or in a glamorous aesthetics. He was often asked for commissions on calendars and other publications.

Oh! And while looking for some of his illustrations, I found that most of their pin up girls are redheads! 
Hope you are all ok, have a great week and hope you enjoyed this quick post!

Vintage Illustrators: Robert Maguire

Time to continue with my Vintage Illustrators series, which I started last month with Robert McGinnis. Today I’m going to share with you the art of Robert Maguire, another of my top favorite vintage illustrators.

Robert Maguire (1921 – 2006) was one of the most important illustrators of the 20th century, and he was best known for his film noir inspired illustrations, which featured glamorous women. 

Redheads, brunettes, blondes…He featured attractive women in danger or inspired by film noir aesthetics. He created over 600 covers for different publications in the 40s, 50s and 60s, specializing in pulp fiction stories. He’s one of the greatest pulp artists of all time. 
His femme fatale illustrations drew a lot of attentions. He portrayed attractive, romantic and yet dangerous women, who would play with fire and guns if necessary. 
Have a great week folks! 
I’ll try to update the blog more often, I promise! xx

Vintage Illustrators: Robert McGinnis

I have a thing for vintage illustrators. Well, more than that: I am totally obsessed. And today I start this blog series of posts featuring some of my favorite illustrators from past decades. And what’s better than kicking it off with the great Robert McGinnis?

This american illustrator is known for illustrating classic hollywood movie posters, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Barbarella and some James Bond films. He’s also created great covers for pulp magazines, fashion editorials and even for the advertising industry. Born in the 1920s, he’s one of the greatest illustrators of all time.

He also was awarded for his variety of romantic illustrations for magazines and publications. All his creations have glamour, sophistication and good looking women. He’s one of my all time favorites, I just love all his work! ❤
Many of his illustrations were inspired by Classic Hollywood actresses, such as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. 

Hope you liked this first post of my Vintage Illustrators series ❤
Take care! xx

My new 1950s Fashion Illustration Book

I wanted to share with y’all some illustrations from a book I bought in Berlin the past April. Entitled “1950s Fashion”, it is basically a book with gift wrapping paper with amazing illustrations from the 1950s. 
I wish I were as talented as the illustrators who did these to draw some beautiful pin ups and fine gentlemen. 
I really hope you have a nice weekend with your loved ones! Enjoy these illustrations ❤