Posts Tagged ‘1960’s’

secretary

Before the internet most illustrators collected reference images ,usually cut from magazines, which were put in categories. I have five five drawer file cabinets of reference folders of many things. I started this reference collection in the 1960’s. I’m beginning to throw these cut out images away. I decided to share some of these images on my blog. This page contains magazine advertisements from the 1960’s that showed women working in an office as a secretary before computers.I was an illustrator at a Maritz Motivation Company in the 1970’s. I remember scenes like this. I think when I started working at Maritz in 1969 there were two woman artists and one African American male artist.

typewriter

The latest technology in the 1960’s-1970’s

secretary5

This is a “clip art” drawing of a secretary from the 1960’s. I have never liked this style of illustration. I think it has come back into favor .

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Before the internet most illustrators  collected reference images ,usually cut from magazines, which were put in categories. I have five five drawer file cabinets of reference folders of many things. I started this reference collection in the 1960’s. I’m beginning to throw these cut out images away. I decided to share some of these images on my blog. This page contains magazine advertisements from the 1960’s.

Magnavox portables

children watching tv

This add was for a company that made insulation for mobile homes.

wash machine

Gemini-Titan II

Gemini-Titan II

I saw the shape of rockets with spacecrafts on television many times during the 1960’s,usually in black and white.

1968 Corvette

1968 Corvette

I watch the television show Madmen, which takes place during the 1960′s, and also I recently watched a show about the 1960′s on CNN; which is why I chose to start a series of blog posts called the shape of things in the 1960′s. I was beginning my career as an illustrator during the 1960′s and during this period I started collecting magazine clippings of images, that I cut out from magazines, to use as reference for my illustrations to supplement photographs I took for reference. I am beginning to throw away, from my *Morque, many of these clippings.
* Morque – informal in a newspaper office, a collection of old cuttings, photographs,and information.
I found a file that contained brochures and magazine clippings of  advertisements for 1968 and 1969 automobiles and I will scan them to use in my blog posts.During this time period all the photographs and illustrations of autos focused on the grill. I cropped the scans to show what shapes I found interesting in the design of these autos.I also will add some of the messages from these auto advertisements.
This was how the Corvette was described in Look magazine’s 1968 automotive preview. “-low-volume Chevy sportster,will spin eyeballs of the supermarket set as well as the buff brigade-”

1968 Ford LTD 2-Door Hardtop

1968 Ford LTD 2-Door Hardtop

Here is a tag line in a 1968 Ford brochure.1968 Ford. Quiet. Strong. Beautiful. A great road car. The emphasis of the photo and illustration depictions of all brand of 1968 autos is on the,the length and width of the models and the horse-power.

1968 Pontiac Brougham

1968 Pontiac Brougham

This is a section of an illustration created by two illustrators that used the initials  VK AF. They created a lot of auto with environment illustrations, during this time period for Pontiac. Their illustrations were more interesting ,to me, than photographs.

1968 Ford Station wagon

1968 Ford Station wagon

I had to include a profile of a station wagon because that was the minivan of the 1960’s. This photograph looks like it was photoshopped, except this was years before photoshop existed. It seems at this time, longer and wider was important. Size mattered.
Many 1968 autos were not included in my past two blogs on the Shape of things in the 1960-automobiles. I just scanned and posted advertisements that were in my morgue folder of 1968 automobiles.

 

front wheel drive Toronado

front wheel drive Toronado

I watch the television show Madmen which takes place during the 1960’s and also I recently watched a show about the 1960’s on CNN,which is why I chose to start a series of blog posts called the shape of things in the 1960’s. I was beginning my career as an illustrator during the 1960’s and during this period I started collecting magazine clippings of images that I cut out from magazines to use as reference for my illustrations to supplement photographs I took for reference. I am beginning to throw away from my *Morque many of these  clippings.
* Morque –  informal in a newspaper office, a collection of old cuttings, photographs,and information.
I found a file that contained brochures and magazine clippings that contained advertisements for 1968 and 1969 automobiles and will scan them to use in my blog posts.During this time period all the photographs and illustrations of autos focused on the grill.  I cropped the scans to show what shapes I found interesting in the design of these autos.I also will add some of the messages from these auto advertisements.
From the advertisement of the Oldsmobile Toronado was this sentence. ” Toronado has a burly-chested,no-nonsense look that stands out from the crowd.Bold. Brawny. Massively male.”

Plymouth Valiant

Plymouth Valiant

“The new 1968 Valiant. It’s still what it started out to be. An honest compact.”

1968 Cadillac

1968 Cadillac

“There’s only one way to stop wanting one”

1968 Thunderbird

1968 Thunderbird

“Thunderbird-Unique in all the world”
This model is unique,it has no headlights.

the magic of sarah vaughan album cover

the magic of sarah vaughan album, cover art by Pat Heine

More album covers brought home from radio station WAMV during the 195’s and 1960’s

Leo Diamond Subliminal  Sounds

Leo Diamond Subliminal
Sounds

Exodus album cover designed by Saul Bass

Exodus album cover designed by Saul Bass 1960

This is one of many movie posters and album covers of movie soundtracks, designed by designer Saul Bass.

Miles Davis Jazz Track

Miles Davis Jazz Track

This is a continuation of my previous post showing covers of vinyl albums ,most of which my father,a radio engineer, brought home from radio station WTMV,after these albums were discarded. Stamped on the back of some of these albums is, not for sale. Most are from the 1950’s and 1960’s. I chose to show the albums which interest me for their graphic design, illustrations, and paintings.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet album cover 1962

The Dave Brubeck Quartet album cover 1962

Jazz,Folk,Pop

Jazz,Folk,Pop 1957

I like the graphic design of this cover.

back of album Jazz,Folk,Pop

back of album Jazz,Folk,Pop

This is the back of the album Jazz,Folk,Pop with notes written by an unknown DJ. I mentioned in yesterday’s post,that WTMV was an entry station for “black” DJ’s,during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

 

 

cartoon drawing of John Dyess by Brian Gauss

cartoon drawing of John Dyess by Brian Gauss

I worked at Scott Air Force Base as a designer/illustrator from 1962 until 1966,and left to work at an illustration studio in St. Louis,MO.I left in March and married my first wife Mary in April. I had met her  while working at Scott AFB. My department director Brian Gauss drew this cartoon on the cover of a good-bye card , and wrote a poem on the inside where the artists I worked with signed their name. I understand the reference to Mary had a little lamb,but don’t understand the meaning of the poem. This is the first of a series of drawings of me by other artists during a fourteen year period.

a poem by Brian Gauss on the inside of a goodbye card.

a poem by Brian Gauss on the inside of a goodbye card.

a better tomorrow mixed media painting by John Dyess

This image is a mixed media collage I started several years ago and this week I continued working on it. It may or may not be finished. I used images, I found in my paper reference files, from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. I thoughts on things we just had to buy during this time period.

detail 1 from a better tomorrow

detail 2 from a better tomorrow

detail 3 from a new tomorrow

I wanted to show texture and a distressed look in this painting to show how soon those bright shinning things we need fade away and become obsolete.

poster 1 of Martin Luther King Jr. by John Dyess

This is a poster I designed for a gallery opening and music program at Webster Groves Christian Church celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and Black history month in February. The opening and concert will be at Webster Groves Christian Church on January 16,2012. All are welcome to this celebration. The gallery opening will be showing the art of Kevin Belford and my art.