Friday, August 7, 2015

Vinspiration: Vintage Breck Girl Advertisements

Vintage + Inspiration = "Vinspiration"

Some things in my clipping file have been there a long time. These vintage Breck Girl ads are among the first things I put in my clipping file that I started when I was about 10 years old. Somehow, I managed to get my hands on a vintage magazine at that age (I've always been a bloodhound when it comes to finding vintage paper ephemera). I fell in love with the technique used to illustrate the Breck Girls. It is such a lost art.

Breck Girl ad 1957
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Breck Girl ad 1959
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Breck Girl ad 1960
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Vinspiration: Vintage Gold Medal Enriched Flour Advertisement (with recipe transcription)

Vintage + Inspiration = "Vinspiration"

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Transcription of the Cooky Sundae Pie Recipe in the advertisement

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners'sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sifted Gold Medal flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 quart ice cream

Instructions:
  1. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly
  2. Sift flour and salt together
  3. Add butter mixture and blend
  4. Chill 30 to 45 minutes
  5. Heat oven to 400°F (moderately hot)
  6. Pat dough evenly into ungreased 9-inch pie pan
  7. Flute edge
  8. Prick
  9. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned
  10. Cool
  11. Just before serving, fill with ice cream and top as desired
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Vinspiration: Vintage Hawaiian leaf snack set box

Vintage + Inspiration = "Vinspiration"

I grew up with my mom's glass set of snack plates and teacups, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I found a set of my own that came in the original packaging.

Of course I was in love with the pink and turquoise printing ink from the get-go, but I was a goner over the artful lettering of the words "Hawaiian leaf". Every time I look at this box, the lettering draws my eyes in and makes me stare at it a while. I SO wish one of my font designer colleagues at CreativeMarket.com would design an entire digital font inspired by this packaging.

I have a little confession to make... I think I love the box more than the glass snack set inside.



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Vinspiration: Vintage Kordite freezer box

Vintage + Inspiration = "Vinspiration"

I acquired this seemingly unused box at one of the local antique shops. The colors, typography, and illustration style all captured my attention. It came home to live with me as an inspiration piece.



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vinspiration: Vintage Vogue magazine covers

Vintage + Inspiration = "Vinspiration"

The following images were reproduced in a 2002 calendar I received for Christmas 2001 and hung on my wall until the end of that year. I fell in love with a handful of the images (and had a hard time turning to the next month on those months). The images became part of my creative inspiration files.


April 1, 1953

What inspires me about the image above:
the brilliant shade of red
the lighting
the composition of the shot


May 15, 1936

What inspires me about the image above:
the "ballet slipper" pink background
the simplicity of the styling
the lines of the composition


July 1, 1936

What inspires me about the image above:
the brilliant shade of red
the contrast of the color palette
the lighting


July 1, 1953

What inspires me about the image above:
the fluid motion captured in the shot
the styling of having the model wearing only white
the framing of the composition


December 15, 1950

What inspires me about the image above:
the "technicolor" red
the creative lettering created with the ribbon
having the model hold a card with the handwritten date on it

NOTE: In an effort to downsize and organize my studio, I've been going through some of my clipping files and scanning the images, so I can send the original paper to recycling. I'm posting the images here for my reference and for pinning on Pinterest.


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