Saturday, January 20, 2018

Let's Bake (PART TWO)

Here we go with the rest of the amazingly illustrated LET'S BAKE booklet from 1964 (see our previous post HERE for more cuteness and info!) And since these illustrations are so small on the printed page, I scanned everything at 400dpi and edited them together into groups so there wouldn't be so many separate images to click open.

Hope everyone enjoyed these! Lots more tasty fun on the way too!























Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Let's Bake (PART ONE)

From the sexy chapter header art of our last post, to the almost unbearably cute chapter header art of our current post, drawings of kids with photos of giant, REAL food are seriously some of my favorite design choices ever in vintage cookbooks! Let's Bake (the Robin-Hood flour brand "No Sift" Way) from 1964, is over 60 pages of yummy recipes and "no-sift" methods to creative cooking. But just as importantly-- it's full of super cute key art!! Whether licking the chocolate frosting off the over-sized mixing tool, or strolling happily through a giant cookie thunderstorm-- breads, desserts, and main dishes-- it's all here, and in our next post we'll see much more cuteness as well, so stay tuned, todays post is just an appetizer! :)

















PART TWO HERE!

Monday, January 15, 2018

We Gave at the Office

Sexy key art by Bill Wenzel highlights all 8 chapters of this hilarious 1974 paperback by Laura Mills and Pauline Burlick about uninhibited career girls loose in filthy New York City. Whether behind the typewriter-- or behind the filing cabinet-- "Bad girls make the best secretaries!"

















Saturday, January 13, 2018

For Swingers Only

Another antique mall find of the week-- a full, unopened pack of 12 super swingin', drip proof coasters from American Greeting Corp., aka the House of Paper. And judging by the awesome artwork, (and overall swinger theme) I'd say 60's or 70's-- and yes, I'm totally gonna test that "drip proof" claim ASAP! Just as soon as I'm finished swingin'!

"...diamonds... chestnuts... popcorn... that girl!"

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Worsted Monster by Edward Gorey (a play!)

That's right-- why just sit around freezing with boredom all winter when instead while trapped indoors you could be theatrically productive and putting on your own tiny stage productions! And we can't think of a better way to kick off your homespun DIY season of live performances than with The Worsted Monster, written by Edward Gorey. Efficiency is key as the script is thankfully only 2 pages long, and meanwhile, your visual budget is next to nothing as you will also already have everything required: full color back-drops / sets / scenery, props, and yes, even the actors already in costume --just cut everything out with scissors and manipulate them around on a table or windowsill-- however / wherever you find fit (see more helpfully hilarious production notes located at the end of the script.)

And all of this comes courtesy of the June 1974 "Rainy Day Sunday Funbook Issue" of National Lampoon Magazine-- why, even the cover art is by Edward Gorey too!













Saturday, January 6, 2018

Animals by Jack Davis

I thought it would be fun to do a post that focused on a specific subject of Jack Davis that I've always found, like all things Davis, to be executed with the utmost of perfection-- and that being his incredibly unique take on animals. But not just animals! Nope. Today anything non-human will do, including birds, fish, and even insects. And a rather good example of this can be found among the collection of hilarious jokes and screwball stories as told by another national institution, Harry Herschfield, and contained in his JOKE BOOK collection published in 1964 by Ballantine Books. NOTE: no Herschfield jokes are included here in this post though, sorry. Trust me, the Jack Davis key art illustrations are way more funny!