Saturday, July 12, 2014

Flying Icon-O-Class!

Scans copyright © 2014 SFO Museum and Warren Dotz.

While changing flights at SFO Airport don't forget to check out SFO Museum's latest exhibit, A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection.

Every illustrator, designer, animator, and artist I know has a collection of these advertising icons. We all grew up watching them on our black and white TV's in the 50's and 60's. They sold us toothpaste, tuna fish and cereal. Charlie the Tuna, Tony the Tiger, Big Boy, Captain Crunch, the Pillsbury Doughboy and many more were turned into lovable objects for us to have. I found many at flea markets and of course eBay.

Native New Yorker Warren Dotz is a San Francisco-based author, consultant, and historian of popular culture. Has several books to his name like Ad Boy and Cat/Dog Food for Thought.

Enjoy the SFO exhibit if you are in the San Francisco area.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Autism and Beyond!

Autism, Smartphones, and Our Future in this article for
Fast good read.
[Thanx for the link AJ Cohen!]

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Byrd in the Hand!

Artwork copyright © 2014 David Edward-Byrd.
From Art Deco to Art Nouveau Illustrations by master David Edward-Byrd were tops!
His recognizable style was all the rage from the 60's to 80's.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Moving Sale! Part 2

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Ad copyright© 2014 Steven Heller/Louise Fili.

The Pillars of Industry are moving so don't miss their sale!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spur's That Jingle, Jangle, Jingle!

Scans copyright © 2014 Spur Design.

David Plunkert and Joyce Hasselberth @ Spur Design in Baltimore, Maryland produce strong unique designs for their clients with a discerning team of designers, illustrators and photographers. 
Super strong imagery with X-celent design to match. Caught my eye with a mere glance on a Google Search.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bowling 4 Dollars!

Scans copyright © Fort Standard.

A couple of powder coated cast aluminum standing bowls in different colors @