Today I’d like to show you the artwork of Peter Driben (1903-1968), one of the most popular american pin-up artists from the 1940s and the 1950s.
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!
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
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