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“1950s”

  1. Ty Wilkins

    Ty Wilkins is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from a Auburn University. After which he worked for various design companies, gaining experience and honing his skills. In 2010 he took the plunge and formed his own design studio.

  2. Earl Oliver Hurst (1895 – 1958)

    An inductee of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, Earl Oliver Hurst’s work is unmistakeable. Born in 1898 New York, Mr. Hurst’s career was exceptionally successful, of course, not without a difficulty. He chopped and changed his path and titles quite a few times but worked with a host of clients along the way. Some of his well-known magazine work includes Collier’s, American Weekly, True, Pictorial Review, McCalls, and Home Magazine. Also doing numerous advertising illustrations for the likes of Nabisco, Royal Crown Cola, General Electric, Sanka, Jantzen Swim Suits, and Swan Soap.

  3. Book Review ~ Sirens: The Pin-Up Art of David Wright

    David Wright was one of the leading pin-up artists of the 20th Century. Unlike his American contemporaries Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, the British-born Wright brought a sense of realism to his willowy beauties, who appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic, especially during WW2. Now, finally, access has been granted to his archive, and this is the first ever collection of his work.

  4. Jared Chapman

    Jared Chapman is an American illustrator who I’ve admired for a little while now. His style carries influence from the brilliant 1950s animation scene. But more than that, Jared’s illustrations always seem to have that ripeness and quality of finish, no matter what he’s drawing.

  5. Ben Steers

    Ben Steers is based in Bristol, south-west England. In his portfolio, you’ll find an impressive array of works including character design, t-shirts, Mac skins, jigsaw puzzles, editorial illustration and much more. Ben seems to have a great sense of design which comes through in a lot of his work. The various 2D and 3D canvasses he applied his illustrations to are a testament to the adaptability and versatility of both him and his illustration style.

  6. Lorenzo Milito

    Lorenzo is an Italian illustrator currently living and working in The Netherlands. Although he has a broad range of styles (as many creative people working in animation do), his passion seems to be 1950s style animated characters. In the 50s, the animation industry threw out the rule book and creative employees were king over their employers. This creative freedom lead to several great shows such as ‘Gerald McBoingBoing’, ‘Mister Magoo’ and ‘What’s Opera, Doc?’ It’s always great to see illustrators today keeping this style alive and giving it their own personal touch. Lorenzo also works in 3D and graphic design. You can find this and more on his website.

  7. Cliché!

    As a big fan of French culture, I found this fascinating and extremely amusing! It’s by French animator Cedric Villain, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.