Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
From Viking ships to Egyptian chariots, warriors and soldiers have been decorating their weapons and vehicles for a very long time. In more modern times, the practice of putting personalized decorations on aircraft originated with Italian and German pilots in the early 1900s. This was followed by the popular practice of German pilots in WWI painting a mouth underneath the propeller's spinner. In World War II, female pin-up art began to appear and continued to it's peak during the Korean War. The decoration were tolerated by officials because it was scene as helping boost the morale of soldiers. Here is a collection of some of that nose art...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
So, they were kind of dirty back in the late 1940s and 1950s, huh? Louis K Meisel Gallery in NYC is set to host the "Great American Pin-Up," an exhibition that features "an outstanding selection of oils by Gil Elvgren, watercolors by Alberto Vargas, and pastels by Rolf Armstrong. The 47-piece collection contains many rare oversized pin-ups that include compositions of the ‘girl next door’ to scenes that verge on fantasy." We aren't sure why the Mel Ramos painting from 2013 is up on the site, so maybe this show collects a half-century of pin-ups?
Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Peter Driben (b. 1903 - d. 1968) was a highly successful American pin up and glamor artist whose charmingly risqué illustrations were beloved by the American public from the beginning of WWII until the great baby boom of the 1950's. Although he is often overshadowed today by the likes of Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, Driben's prolific output and popularity during his lifetime have firmly cemented him as one of the 20th century's great pin up artists, and his alluring creations continue to delight and titillate.
Erotica // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Russian illustrator Semchenko Ilya brings hot pin-up girls to life through digital illustration. His poppy, cartoon babes in costumes and bikinis are just about as provocative and appealing as digital cartoons can get...
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 02, 2012
Self taught illustrator Rudy-Jan Faber from the Netherlands covers his female figures in tattoos. He work involves bright and colourful themes with some urban, pop-art, lowbrow influences. Up until his teenage years, he primarily illustrated men but then switched to women, which he says is now the main focus of his work.
Erotica // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Throughout the course of erotic art history, girls and telephones have made their debut as a classic narrative to portray. We've created a gorgeous selection of some of our favorite pin-up images of girls on the telephone, from artists of the likes of Bill Randall, Alberto Vargas, Jerry Thomson, Dave Berg, Gil Elvgren and more...
Erotica // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
In those countless cheap and long forgotten men’s humor magazines, Bill Ward’s voluptuous 'girly' drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie’s Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine’s Jack Cole. Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama’s dominant pin-up cartoon artist...'