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Pop Art Paula
(no, my hair and eyes aren’t really blue)
Original “Lichtenstein-style” graphic by Paula Wirth

Seeing as I have entirely too many vintage groups and images scattered about, I thought it was high time that I attempt to neatly organize and curate them in some fashion. So, voila, here is my blog!!

I do hope you will enjoy the images!

Some of my favorite subjects:

The history of typography and graphic design, vintage advertising, pulp fiction covers, book and magazine illustrations, old signs, vintage 7-Up, vintage vinyl, classic cars and bikes (especially Schwinn), classic cinema and glorious old movie palaces and theatres, vintage drug stores and supermarkets, and old-timey music and 78s, from ragtime to 20s and 30s crooners and songbirds. I have a special interest in old etiquette and charm publications, and ironic portrayals of women (and gender roles) of the past.

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6 responses

27 12 2007
Don

An interesting collection of iconic images, to say the least. I collect many of the same treasures, but like many packrats, I am starting to run out of space. Well… who am I kidding; I ran out of space some time ago! I’ve been wanting to digitize and share some of the amazing graphics from my assemblage for a while now, so I’m hopeful projects like yours will help motivate me. Good luck in all your collecting pursuits!

1 02 2008
barce

Hey Paula, as someone into iconic images, you must visit the Prelinger Library, the most media intensive library on the west coast:

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alysons/library.html

18 02 2009
Vincent Lexington Harper

Showcasing the world’s largest collection of digitally restored vintage advertising posters, from Japan, China and Manchukuo, 1920’s-1930’s, rescued from extinction and 100% digitally reborn! Entire collection took over 14 months and 5,000 painstaking unpaid hours to complete. (Please view and include in your blog if acceptable, thanks!!!!)

20 08 2009
Scott

I saw that on your Flickr account, you had pics of a book by Jane Flory. She was a friend of mine and after she passed a way, I set up a little blog that gives her bio and show her work. You may enjoy it.

http://janeflory.blogspot.com/

15 10 2010
ch2p

hi stumbled upon your intersting blog
will follow it now on
feel free to check out mine
dedicated to illustrations in colour from french encyclopedias
have a nice week end

15 02 2012
Chloe

Hello Paula, I noticed you posted “that’s my weakness now” on the internet, I am just wondering if you have another Helen Kane tune “don’t be like that” ? thanks, chloe

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