Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vintage Inspiration: Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s by Rian Hughes

I love artistic interpretations of the way people used to live. In the follow-up to his last book, Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s, author Rian Hughes curates over 5oo pages worth of 60s styled lifestyle images rich with the colors and textures of the sweet and swinging era. Below are a few samples of these artistic pieces.  




What I find most interesting about this set of illustrations are the way in which the female subjects are free in their personal choices, they are thinkers, they are energetic strivers, they are sexual provocateurs, they are self possessed, and fashionable.  All of  these signs and symbols of a time of lasting and deep change in our social fabric; a time of youth inspired liberation.  This book is a grand celebration of talent and the artist who captured a time that would re-define America as we knew it forever. 


xoxo, besos

Monique, Twirl Vintage Co. 
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2 comments:

  1. love the illustrations and your shop! :)

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  2. Thanks Enid! Thank you for joining our blog, I have sent you the coupon code at Etsy and I have adjusted the shipping price. Let me know if there is anything else we can do!

    Sincerely,
    Monique

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