Sunday, 24 February 2013

"Woman's Realm", No.113, Vol.5, June 4, 1960, Part 3

Some of the ads found in this 53 year old magazine - it's amazing to find most of these brands are still in existence and going strong today! Their logos haven't been altered much either.
Just like the Oxo cubes I bought the other day from Tesco's - no reason to change a good thing...
Couldn't resist this X-ray revelation - must have been considered quite daring at he time, for a mainstream magazine. Extra eroticism added by the mask for good measure!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

"Woman's Realm", No.113, Vol.5, June 4, 1960, Part 2

Three editorial illustrations from this issue - very strong drawing skills and dynamic compositions rarely seen these days.  The one above is by Ron Atkinson.

This one is credited as "Batchelor"
and this is by Peter Gibson.

Monday, 18 February 2013

"Woman's Realm", No.113, Vol.5, June 4, 1960 (published by Odham's Press Ltd, London)


Lots of classic early sixties' illustration, cartoons and press advertising in this issue - I'll post a few, as soon as I get the chance to scan them!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

"Lovely Is The Lee" Written and Illustrated by Robert Gibbings, Part 2

It's been ages since my last post - too busy writing objections to wind farm applications near us not to mention attending long, boring meetings with "expert" planners! The sad facts are that some idiots from Central government put pressure on some other idiots in the Scottish government who, in turn, put pressure on local Councils to consent to the erection of more and more wind turbines. The views, anger and frustration expressed by the local people make absolutely no difference whatsoever on their final decisions! The developers that install these beastly things collect astronomical amounts of subsidies funded by the tax payer and our electricity bills (a safe bet for them)! In other words, we are being made to pay for the destruction of our own region, homes and business. When politicians stand up and claim that we are blessed to live in a "free and democratic society" it just adds insult to the injury. With dictatorships at least, you have no illusions as to how free you are and who gives orders...
These beautiful wood engravings are by the Irish artist and author Robert Gibbings (1889-1958). The Lee is a river in County Cork, Ireland where Gibbings was born and brought up. The attention to detail, the patterns in the stone-work and the plants as well as the compositions, are fascinating and very inspiring.