VINTAGE ADS PART ONE: MEAT-CENTRIC.

I am fascinated by vintage advertisements from every era.  Its intriguing to look at ads throughout the ages and see how the style of clothing and even the style of thinking has changed over the decades.  With the popularity of the show Mad Men, we see the creation of advertisements and the motives that advertisers have hiding behind the surface, most of which involves money.  Besides the interesting theories one has about psychology and the hidden agenda ad-men have.  I like to look at the art of the photo or illustration.  Continuing on with my journey to find new (and old) art, I look to past advertisements for my viewing pleasure.

My new series of blog posts dedicated to vintage advertisements, this one is all meat-centric.  As I scoured the internet I noticed the mass amount of meat ads, granted most of them are TV Dinners, Spam and other various canned meats.  I love the illustrations (mostly because its food illustrations) but also because its like a time capsule into what people ate in another era.  Some of the foods look bizarre and unconventional some downright disgusting but thats why I love it.  My favorites ads are from the American Meat Institute.  I do apologize some of these images do not have dates, but by the style we can all kinda take a guess.

This illustration of the Universal Food Chopper is from 1890.  Hmm I wonder what all of this would taste like all ground up together…I’m sure chopped up lobster shell and animal bones would taste delicious!
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1964 was the time to get a great deal on a steak dinner, and a time to say    “man alive“.
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 I want an America where the bacon is nourishing! (breathing heavily)

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1950 was a fine time for bacon illustrations.  Appetizing and adorable.
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These illustrations are beautiful.  Without all the text (although it is interesting) I would frame this and put it on my wall.

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In 1957 cold cuts were in fashion.  In my opinion always in fashion.
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 1870’s had some beautiful cross hatch illustrations.

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 For several decades Spam and was heavily advertised to housewives to whip up a quick meal.  This ad is from the 1940’s.

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 Hamburger patties straight out of a can?  They gave it a shot in 1950.  Looks like it never caught on…I could kinda guess why.

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 Ribs in a can sound disgusting, I wonder what people in the 1960’s thought.

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1951 was a time to say meat is the yardstick of protein.  Fill in the dirty joke here _________.
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This TV dinner is from the 1960’s.  Maybe its the little compartments…but I really think old TV dinners look adorable.  Although I do know they taste pretty gnarly.
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I can’t imagine what this 1950’s salisbury steak tastes like…cat food perhaps…not that I ever tasted cat food (sidenote: yes I have).
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Here’s my favorite sausage ad.  Crude, disturbing and somehow super cute.
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I found all of these photos on various websites online.  Though I could not find the artists names, I do salute them and appreciate all the creativity and money hungry sensibilities that went into it.  Cheers.

EYES THAT STARE INTO MY SOUL.

Instead of using canvas to create beautiful pieces, Kristin Tercek creates charming characters on pieces of wood.  These unique designs make you feel a range of emotions.  Some are cute and cheerful and others are dark and creepy.  Her style is rare and unexplored.

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This is exactly the way I feel when I have a glass of milk and cookies.
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I may think twice before a eat another vegetable.  Especially a murderous onion.
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My heartfelt pain goes to the the meatball man.  So realistically painted it almost makes me want to avoid eating Italian food.  Almost.
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Honeybadger doesn’t give a F***.
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The one merry-go-round to rule them all.
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Chamomile plant looking pretty as hell.
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Onion looking wise as hell.
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http://www.cuddlyrigormortis.com/

http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/parksauthentic/wonderground-gallery/

EYE POPPING POP ART.

Pop art has always been a style of art I’ve admired.  Roy Lichenstein, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud are a few of my favorite artists of all time.  Bright colors, recognizable imagery drawn from popular media and products.  This style of art is a wonderful way to show whats going on in the world we live in.

Grégoire Guillemin, aka “Léon”, is a leader in the “Geek Art” movement.  His work celebrates science fiction, comic books, video games and pop culture icons. Consumerism, lust, gluttony and vanity are things that are explored in Léon work.  His artworks rediscover and reinvent styles through experimentation and a clean minimalist approach.

These pieces are so relevant to our generation.  The series “The Secret Life of Heroes” is just one of his mind blowing series is a that is a hilarious inside look at the hidden, colorful and slightly steamy, life of our most beloved heroes.  So called ‘innocent’ childhood favorites smoking cigarettes, taking selfies with Iphones, picking their nose, holding a gun and groping one another?  So rad!  I mean there’s nothing hotter than Superman eating a cheeseburger.  Mmmm yummy.

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http://www.greg-guillemin.com/85780/gallery

MY PSYCHEDELIC DREAM.

Brooklyn based illustrator Leslie A. Wood uses shapes, colors and beautiful rhythmic patterns in a way that can surely brighten your day.  These designs have been made into adorable greeting cards and unique wrapping paper.

These illustrations are imaginative and look like a lovely psychedelic dream.  Giant food you can hug, fast food repeating itself, swimming with abstract fishes, a giant walking cookie and looking into a crystal ball made of sprinkles.  This is the kind of visions a foodie has while on LSD.

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http://leslieawood.com/

 

ABSURDITY ILLUSTRATED.

Bizarre dreamlike visions finally have been illustrated into a comic strip.  At last an artist that feeds my dark and random sense of humor.

California born artist Lisa Hanawalt may be a comedic genius.  Her imagination is weird, beautiful, dirty, wicked, twisted and brilliant. Lisa is a master of anthropomorphism and is a production designer of Bojack Horseman, a new original animated series for Netflix.  Her book “My Dirty Dumb Eyes” is a collection of hilarious short comic strips that showcase all sorts of interesting glances into a world of what dogs really want, animals in hats, rumors of Anna Wintour and the secret life of chefs.  Lisa is creating a comic for my weird adult sensibilities and is constantly surprising me with new and hilarious material.

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Anna Wintour shops at Forever 21 and hates herself for it.
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The secret lives of chefs.
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Bojack Horseman on Netflix.
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The greatest book you can buy on Amazon.com
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And my personal favorite.
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http://lisahanawalt.com/

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lisa+hanawalt

 

 

CUTE INANIMATE OBJECTS HOLDING HANDS.

Dot eyes and stick figure legs never looked so good. I mean, get a load of these little foods holding hands.  Oh my god…..I just cant handle how cute these characters are.  Food holding hands? Awwww.  Sandwiches driving cars, a taco playing the saxophone and a Lord of the Rings reference?  Hell yes.  These delectable little bites are created by artist Matt Caputo of New Jersey.  I’m truly impressed by the fine details in these drawings.  Considering these are little cartoon foods they really do leave me quite hungry.  Can I have an ice cream please?  And make sure hes holding hands with a burger please.

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http://instagram.com/mattdrawsthings

HA HA. VERY PUNNY.

My love for a good pun will never die.  I can’t get enough of hearing the groans people make after you say a clever pun, it truly is priceless.  Sometimes puns could be so bad/good they can hurt.
South African graphic designer and illustrator Jaco Haasbroek puns beautifully.  He has a great sense of humor and illustrates it perfectly.  His witty humor and adorable characters will surely put a smile on any face.

Here’s an illustration that Ron Swanson would appreciate.
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The breakfast club.
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The egg-celent breakfast of champions.
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This is why piggies have curly tails.
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Different shades of T.
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Lettuce put our hands together for Jaco Haasbroek.
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http://jacohaasbroek.com/