Archive for vintage
Is there such a thing as “whimsically apocalyptic?” After seeing Albane Simon’s collages, I’m inclined to believe there is.
She does a great deal of work for musicians, using vintage source material to create a delightful surreal, retrofuturistic vibe.
From the artist bio:
Imagine a world where linear time has lost all relevance. A place where past memories and future visions dance in a familiar present gone awry, this is where nightmares collide with lucid clarity.
Thank you Rachel, for showing me that Saran wrap and Bubble wrap are the fashion of the (retro) future. (Seriously ladies, would you be into a guy who confidently sauntered over to you in bubble wrap thigh highs?)
I’ve always wanted to post a bunch of great pulp art here, but it’s an overwhelming thought since my pulp archives contain thousands of images. How does one even choose?
Well, another blog I follow recently posted a bunch of images (some of which I had, some not), so here are a few choice cuts!
In the 1950’s, a number of curious record albums were released that allowed the listener to “act alongside” his or her favorite stars. The actors performed scenes from plays, novels and films in which the listener presumably filled in the blanks with the other role.
Here’s a small sample of the Vincent Price album:
You can listen to the audio samples here.
This is technically an autumn item, but I’m posting it as the Northeast US starts to swelter with summer heat because it’s too good to wait.
I present: “Vegetable Harvest Creature.”
Made of early celluloid plastic from the Viscoloid company, this super rare fellow is…wait for it…
…TWO FACED! Yes, he can be happy or sad, tragic or comic (well, he’s always both of those no matter which face is forward).
The price tag is steep, but for serious celluloid collectors, this…exists.