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80s Boombox Thorin on a Silly Sunday

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday.

If you haven’t heard, 2 Armitage Admirers saw Richard Armitage in New Zealand at the airport, but to get the juicy details hop on to Twitter.

The story is wonderful, so make sure you check it out @kellyduck and @AnnaPatonNZ.

There are days when Twitter is so much fun and if you haven’t given it a try, I urge you to.

It may take a while to get used to (140 signs? I use more when I sneeze…), but it’s a wonderful place for a laugh and them most up-to-date source of news.

When not on Twitter, I’ve been working on some T-shirt images for The Hobbit release and I’d like to share them with you.

The first is a “Too Cool for School Thorin” image.

It is in high-resolution and feel free to use it if you like.

I’m not really sure what the thought behind this image is, but I think I need some colour in my life.

Thorin is one cool cat, even if he’s not much taller than one ;)

Dwarves may be sweaty and dirty, but we know they just wanna have fun!

Anyway, remember that I’ve already posted a guide on how to transfer an image onto a T-shirt or other goodie at home HERE!

If you are planning on ironing it on black fabric, make sure you get transfer paper for dark colours.

Also, if you have a special image you’ve created that you’d like to share with other RA nuts, please email me.

Have a wonderful Technicolor Sunday!

Walt Otto’s Pin Up Girls

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Autumn is slowly slipping away from us, but I found these beautiful illustrations by Walt Otto that are reminiscent of harvest season.

They are very wholesome indeed :)

Walt Otto

vintage girl illustration

Walt Otto pin up

Fritz Willis’ Pin Up Girls

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Fritz Willis is one of the most famous vintage illustrators.

He worked on ads for Pepsi, Quality Papers, Max Factor, Purex, Sunkist, Crown Zellerbach, SpringMaid Sheets and others.

He also did story work for Esquire, Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Collier’s, and covers for Ice Follies programs from 1952-1969.

vintage pin up girl

Fritz Willis pin up girl

Fritz Willis pin up

pin up girl

Fritz Willis

Oneq Nao’s Pin Up Girls

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Burlesque Pin up girl

I’ve decided to present a different style of Pin Up today.

There’s something eye-catching about the marriage of 40s and 50s sensuality with  an Art Nouveau feel and a modern twist.

Oneq Nao is a very interesting Japanese artist, and I can’t wait to see more.

Happy 4th of July, USA!

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Happy 4th of July to all of you who are celebrating!

Spoofy Vintage Ads

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Vintage Funny

Navy Pin-Up Girls

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The days are getting so wonderfully long and warm, I thought it was time to celebrate with a bunch of Navy, Sailor  and neutical Pin-Up images.

I hope everyone is in shipshape condition to enjoy this beautiful Sunday!

Make sure to catch the wind in your sails, so it carries you through next week, till the next weekend ;)

 

Salute to the May Sun

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I love the first week of May because we have two national holidays separated by a day.

This year they are on Tuesday and Thursday.

That means that by taking 3 free days off work, you have a glorious 9 day holiday.

This is what is refered to as The Long May Weekend!

It’s an absolute favorite of mine, second only to the Christmas-New Years Eve period.

The sun has been shining and the birds chirping, as I sit here at my summer-house, away from the city!

It has truly been stunning.

It also means I’ve been removed from my every day life (that’s the point of a long weekend, right?).

As the internet connection is at times frustrating, I’ve also been a bit removed from here too.

I hope you are having a great week and I’ll do my best to post something every now and again :)

Ps. I’ve just finished reading the Shades of Grey Series and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you

 

Retro Products that never Caught On… I wonder why…

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Here’s a list of products that never really caught on…

Images: HuffingtonPost

Rainy Day Pin-Up Girls

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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Continuing with the Rainy Day theme, here are some beautiful illustrations to proove that even the most cloudy day can be beautiful and bright ;)

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way.
Johnny Nash

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