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One day a few months ago I was reading some marketing ideas and one thing that popped out is the paper calendar. Yeah I know, right, paper calendar, who uses those anymore. Well believe it or not the research is there and people, including me, still use paper calendars.
Pin-up calendars get a new spin in the name of body diversity. Graphic designer Jen Oaks decided to give the classic pin-up calendar a new, body-positive spinand created twelve months of beautiful plus-size pin-ups. Oaks, who lives in Berkeley, California, says her vision for the groovy look came from a love for the decade.
The market for vintage pinup art changed dramatically in June when the fourth of five Gil Elvgren paintings crossed the block during a Heritage Auctions sale in Dallas. During the first six years of the new millennium, original Elvgren oil paintings exchanged hands for much less, and based on the results of regular Heritage-hosted auctions, their values were appreciating at a gradual pace. The piece that had illustration-art collectors talking and the one that would set a new record for the artist depicts a blonde cowgirl straddling a saddled, makeshift hobbyhorse fashioned from an inverted wooden barrel, and it is cheekily named as most Elvgren paintings are Sitting Pretty.
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Pin-Up was a peculiarly American phenomenon which originated in late s magazines like Life, boomed in the s with the mega-selling calendars of Brown and Bigelow, and peaked in the Second World War. From one point of view, it was little more than an unsubtle tactic of publishers and admen, using images of sexy girls to sell men everything from cigarettes to cars to joining the army. These images were sent to servicemen stationed abroad along with their rations, to boost morale and remind them of the lovely all-American gals back home that they were fighting to protect.
While innocent by today's standards, these images were originally considered quite provocative. Having been an active painter from the s to the s, Elvgren is considered one of the most well known pin-up and glamour artists in American art history. With a reputation for premium-quality calendars featuring exquisite photography and art, this decorative calendar is great for anyone.
Does your hubby have a pin-up calendar hanging in his man cave? Are you vexed by or just plain bored with the notion of bikini-clad models and sports cars? So we decided to make fun of it.
Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the s up until the early s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the s. Another reason why our Hilda may not have not have enjoyed as much success is due to the fact that her face and body would often look different from calendar to calendar. Of the moment he first discovered the lost Hilda watercolour illustrations, Les recalls:. Quite a few summers back while perusing a local outdoors antique show, I came across a vintage calendar from