Thursday, July 16, 2009

Halloween in July


I love Halloween. And while it is still a few months away, I thought I would bring in a little early taste of it. One thing about Halloween I really love is the vintage graphic design & illustration work that you see in early to mid 20th Century party decorations & favors. While I don't collect much vintage Halloweeen, I do have several books that feature photos of pieces from various collections. I have spent hours looking through these books. So after doing my first Day of the Dead lady, I decided that I should try doing a Halloween piece with a vintage flavor. This is my first attempt. The female figure was actually drawn from an Illustration that was featured in Dennison's Bogie Book from 1925. I gave her my own twist, and the cat was constructed from various cat images. I hope to do more stuff like this in the future, as it was great fun and I love the subject matter. Here is the image from Dennison's:

9 comments:

  1. This is a FABULOUS piece! My absolute favorite, and everything you do is terrific. This belongs on my wall! And I agree...the vintage Hallowe'en stuff is my favorite. Wish I could find a copy of the Bogie Books...they are very expensive when you see one on E-bay. Great work my friend! :o)

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  2. Thank you!

    Yeah, no kidding about the Dennison books! If I had the money, I would buy them all, scan them at super high res, make pdfs, and share them with everyone. Or someone should reprint that material and make it available to us Halloween nutters. I would totally buy a book of reprinted Bogey Books.

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  3. Wow, you drew this? Wonderful! I agree with Wendy. I want it on my wall all year long! Is it available in poster size?

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  4. Thank You!
    I'm trying to decide what to do about prints & what not, as I've had several requests for different pieces of mine. It probably could be printed poster size since my original is a vector graphic. I'll post up on the blog here, when I decide what I'm going to do.

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  5. That would be great! Please notify me if/when it is ever available in a large size. I would be interested in purchasing some!

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  6. Very nice. Love the vintage look you bring to it.

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