Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vintage Ephemera—With a Rebel Yell!

You know I'm always yackin' about how much cooler and cuter things were in the 60s and 70s. And sure, we all know about things like illustrations and furniture and clothing. But what about.....car brochures? Mmmm hmm. Bet ya didn't think about those, eh? Well lucky for you I've taken care of that. This is a brochure for the 1967 Rambler Rebel SST. And once again, my favorite decade doesn't disappoint!

The first two are my favorites....that top one could be an album cover, no?? But I'm also dying over the dude with the orange George Hamiltan holding a pitchfork in #3. Then again #4 with the glammy girls and those huge blocks in the field and the crazy "Cavorting Cabana" romp in #5....whooo hooo! And of course the robin's egg blue station wagon in the last one is just the most. To say the least.

And hey. Two posts in a row. That cleansing rain totally worked!

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Monday, March 22, 2010


Ooooooh I've been a bad lil blogger friends. But rather than dwell on how I've been busy and give you a boat load of excuses, I thought I'd do a little refresh....clean the slate, so to speak. And what is more cleansing than a nice little refreshing rain shower?

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Ahhh! I feel refreshed already. But lets round things out with this brilliant scene from Bambi....April showers.

Drip, drip, drop
Little April shower
What can compare
To your beautiful sound

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vintage Kid's: Art Seiden Rules.

Gather round kiddies! It's time to read a story with Aunty Alex [cue applaus and laugh track]. This week we have the brilliant Art Seiden and a book called, Never Pat a Bear: A Book About Signs. This little story has everything I love about vintage kid's books: a slightly wacky story and colorful amazing illustrations. I especially love how kid's are dressed in books from the 60s and 70s. They're always wearing something fun. Ever noticed that kid's are wearing in today's book? Probably not, because most are dressed in very innocuous Gap-like duds. Take a gander at this fun story!

Never Pat a Bear, A Little Golden Book.
Written by Mabel Watts
Illustrated by Art Seiden, 1971

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