Friday, February 28, 2014

Free Friday: Vintage Graphics

Ever Heard of the Locomobile?

That's ok. Neither had I.

Until I read this ad from one of my vintage magazine hand me downs I got from my parents (who have stacks and stacks!).

The vintage graphics I'm sharing today, are for you to do with as you please:  use them for crafts, diy, graphic designs, or what have you.  Or just print them and frame them. They're cool enough for that too.  Luckily, images from 1927 or before are considered part of the public domain and are able to be shared freely. These particular images are from a 1904 McClure's magazine.

Just click right on the images below to save.

Last but not least.........the locomobile!

Too cool, right? I love old advertising. Fantastic artwork.


Freeform Friday

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Harold Ramis this week. Harold was a comic genius and I just love him. He was quite lovable. Whether he was playing the 'sort of straight man' to Bill Murray (not easy to do) in movies like Stripes or directing him and other comic legends like Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, you can't argue with the fact that he knew comedy inside and out.  Harold had a very sheepish, innocent-but-cheeky grin that just plain made me laugh. A lot.

Honestly? Can you imagine directing Bill Murray as Carl the groundskeeper in Caddyshack? 'It's a Cinderella story, he's come out of nowhere'. Painful.  Click here if you're reading via email.

Or working with Murrary in Stripes? I love this clip of Harold getting the whole troup going....'hey, we're walking' and then headlong into 'there she was'. Classic.  Click here if reading via email.

Harold will be missed, but the laughter will live on and on and on. Thanks Harold. Rest in Peace.

Any plans for the weekend?  I've got a to-do list that I'll be catching up on. Then dinner at the neighbors tomorrow night.  And Sunday.........well maybe we'll get out for a little drive.  We'll just have to see where the weekend takes us.

Ciao for now,


  1. Thanks for sharing, I love old adds. Wouldn't it be fun if companies started using illustrations again for advertising instead of flashy photoshopped photo's?

  2. So fun, thanks for sharing those! I wallpapered one wall of my bedroom in high school with vintage newspaper. Love the look. :)

  3. Oh boy, those vintage graphics are so amazing. I adore things like that:) xoxo


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