Archive for the retro Category

Gojin Ishihara

Posted in art, japan, monsters, retro with tags , , , on March 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Stacey linked me to this awesome collection of Japanese monster illustrations by Gojin Ishihara.

Gojin-Ishihara-illustration-japonaise-22-550x395

The books came out in the 70’s, designed for kids. I wish my childhood library contained them!
Gojin-Ishihara-illustration-japonaise-2-550x416

I think these are some of my favorite vintage Japanese monster illustrations out there
Gojin-Ishihara-illustration-japonaise-21-550x417

See more here.

Beep Art

Posted in design, home, retro, vintage with tags , , , , on March 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

If you are into bold domestic expression, Beep Art might have something for you.

This was the image that brought me to their site (I am a sucker for mid century atomic design, though I’m NOT generally “bold” in a brightly colored wall sort of way):

il_570xN.478389771_ebyw

These are some of the more eye catching, unique wall details out there, for sure.

il_570xN.343049206

They also make great retro inspired laptop/ipad/etc. skins.
il_570xN.195409754

il_570xN.475913998_bchp

Beep Art

Heal Yourself Skeletor

Posted in animation, humor, retro, TV with tags , , , on March 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Heal Yourself Skeletor is an amazing tumblr. I cannot tell you how much joy I get from looking at this particular character paired with joyous, loving affirmations.

tumblr_mwb50d8DgH1s46h7vo1_500

Skeletor makes a dynamite bodhisattva (and the screenshots are perfect, aren’t they?).

tumblr_n2qhdj4P9X1s46h7vo1_500

My favorite:
tumblr_mh1lha6IzL1s46h7vo1_500

See the archive here.

Swamp Pulp

Posted in absurd, Books, film, humor, retro, vintage with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Through dear old Pinterest, I discovered a most unexpected literary (and film!) subgenre: SWAMP PULP.

SwampSisterPaperbackCover

Swamps strike me as one of the LEAST sexy ecosystems to cozy up with someone…but what do I know? Swamps are clearly infested with rampant sexuality.
SwampLustPaperbackCoverBaja

bayou_wildlife_13

Apparently there was such a market for this that multiple authors and film makers chose the same swampy titles.

7da4686876806fa975ff9824a0be1d06

e34b2ffacee35702f0333f22f27a9b59

SwampHoydenPaperbackCover

Oh, we’re still going…

95fbc3c0cfc7b0c22414752d7effc5c7

19fb770d25f82bd3ff264893cb148f41

062cf53817152b7222216b536969ffcf

Yes, there are more…

Swamp-Girl-Paperback-Cover

bayou_wildlife_01

Why stop now?

36463725-209171326_942a0fb300_o-600x859

9898930396_07e3a15394_o

tumblr_mtk9tvMRDC1suchdko1_500

Are you enjoying yourself? Are you thinking about swamps?

bayou_wildlife_20

images2

Not yet? Okay, have some more…

images

swamp-woman-movie-poster-1941-1010670646

swamp-woman-movie-poster-1941-1020670644

And this was just the small sample I found. I’m intrigued (not intrigued enough to read about swamp nymphs…but quite astounded that they have been such a prominent feature in dime store novels).

Sharkleberry Fin

Posted in humor, retro with tags , on March 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

It takes so little to entertain me. Case in point, I really LOVE that a flavor called “Sharkleberry Fin” exists (or did, anyway). A major drink manufacturer crafted a ludicrous literary pun that invokes strange musings of a mythical sea beast flavored berry. Nice.

I missed this one in the 80’s, as I wasn’t big on Kool Aid. What does a SHARKLEBERRY taste like? Can anyone enlighten me? Don’t say orange-strawberry-banana (the technical flavor aim of the product)…I encourage made up adjectives to describe it.

12838134084_62b49464b8_c

Apparently, other flavors in the Kool Aid wildlife collection include Rock-A-Dile Red, Purlesaurus Rex, Great Bluedini, Pink Swimmingo and Incrediberry. This is exactly the kind of absurd thing I’d want to try despite the fact that I am a grown woman.

Tell me your stories with crazy flavors!

Source

Hobo Nickels

Posted in art, craft, retro, sculpture, vintage on January 15, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

Hobo Nickels have seen a renewed interest in recent years. In the Great Depression, many hobos worked over nickels, creating folk art. The history goes back earlier, and you can read more here. Today SWS shares the talent of Mr. The Hobo Nickels. What is especially appealing to collectors on a shoestring budget is his affordable plastic replicas, like the three at the bottom.

John-Merrick

Fishbone

Creature-from-the-Black-Lagoon

peacecasting1

mobydick-casting

Skull-BHMM-casting

Source.

 

Window to the past ~ Budapest Kerényi Zoltán

Posted in architecture, photography, retro on November 8, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy on a rough day, while health matters persist. Dana can still see your comments, but cannot reply. Thanks for your continuing presence here! 

These images of Budapest are simply wonderful juxtapositions of old and new, (nearly) seamlessly brought to life by Kerényi Zoltán. Marvel at the effort it took to find the same place of the original photos in order to inset the old photos.

r

t

jpeg

 

Thanks, Everyone, for your continuous support of Dana and her blog!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 956 other followers