In Tattoo: A Traditional Sailor Jerry

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
"Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good." Sailor Jerry (1911 – 1973 aka. Norman Keith Collins) was a very influential tattoo artist based in Honolulu with his tattoo shop, located right where sailors left for overseas. A Sailor Jerry tattoo was characterized by bold unwavering lines with a refined use of color and amazing detail.

Manuel Birnbacher's Civil War Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In David Lynch's famed and well-loved television series Twin Peaks, Benjamin Horne re-enacts and reverses the outcome of the Civil War as a means of coping with a mental breakdown; by reversing the outcome of the war in the role of General Robert E. Lee, Horne is reverting the crisis that has troubled his own life. We're not sure if Manuel Birnbacher's reason for remixing and reworking these Civil War-era portraits has any similar connection to a personal crisis . . .

Bill Ward's Classic Erotic Pin-UPs

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 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...'

Ben Steers Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ben Steers' work is a mix and match of different graphic styles with influences ranging from 80?s animation to early graffiti. His work always retains an element of humour and playfulness that reflects his fun-loving character. There is a nostalgic, vintage look and feel to his character illustrations that is reminiscent of the traditional craft of drawing though his choice of medium is contemporary.

1910: What they illustrated the world to look like in 2012

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
No matter what distant past you go back to in order to see their vision of the future, there is always a ton of flying involved. Why don't we have flying cars yet? That is all we seem to care about! These are some incredible illustrations drawn in 1910 that try to forecast what the world was going to look like in one hundred years.

Gil Elvgren's Vintage Pin-Ups

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Gil Elvgren was one of the best pin-up artists in the history of American Illustration. From the mid 1930's through 1972, Elvgren produced over five hundred paintings of beautiful girls and women. Almost all of these works are oil on canvas, and fully developed finished works of art. Elvgren continually surpassed himself, always improving in ideas, composition, color, and technique.

Vintage Erotic Gif WKND!!

Erotica // Saturday, February 25, 2012
What could possibly be better than the voluptuous, curvaceous vixens of the 60's, dancing around in all their adorable glamour, over and over and over again in this weekend's edition of Erotic Animated GIF's!?

Pulp Babes by Alessandro Biffignandi

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 16, 2012
Alessandro Biffignandi was born in Rome in 1935, and supposedly he still lives there today. He painted hundreds of pulp covers and comic covers (aka “fumetti”) throughout the 50?s, 60?s and 70?s, occasionally even drawing for comics. In the 80?s he moved towards book cover illustration, and the 90?s found him focusing on calendar art. He is mostly a genre painter, focusing on the horror, spy, war, and science fiction genres.

A Slice of Vintage Erotica (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 05, 2012
A glimpse into the not too distant past, the days of conservative love making, jello molds and emergency basement shelters... a time when erotica was a little more tame, sex was more of a taboo and explicit agendas shunned upon. But judging from these vintage illustrations, maybe not. Artist unknown.

A Slice of Vintage Erotica

Erotica // Friday, February 03, 2012
A glimpse into the not too distant past, the days of conservative love making, jello molds and emergency basement shelters... a time when erotica was a little more tame, sex was more of a taboo and explicit agendas shunned upon. But judging from these vintage illustrations, maybe not. Artist unknown.
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