Welcome to the New & Improved Free Retro Graphics October 5th, 2010
I decided to make Free Retro Graphics into a blog. With this format, I can tag and categorize all the images and clipart, and you–dear reader–can choose an image through either of those methods or by entering a term in the search box.
You’ll still be getting the same fifties stock images (all those happy housewives), fabulous ads from 1950s magazines & free retro clip art as before. Check out the backgrounds and Photoshop brushes, too.
It will take me a while to get everything up and organized, so bear with me. Once I relocate the pictures I’ve already uploaded, I’ll be adding additional ads, clip art, fiction excerpts, etc., from a new stash of 1950s and (early) 1960s magazines. I’ll also be adding recipes and clip art from fifties cookbooks. The date range I’m focusing on is 1953 – 1963 (approximately).
Please leave a comment–tell me what you think; or if there’s a particular image you’re looking for that you can’t find, let me know and I’ll do my best to find it.
Don’t forget to click on the post image to get the larger one.
correct stooping techniques May 24th, 2011
Alas, the book doesn’t illustrate the “incorrect” way to go through bottom file drawers, but I’m guessing it would involve bending over and a display of garters.
how to sit correctly, part 2: in a social setting May 24th, 2011
Another example of dos & don’ts. I’ve seen so many pictures of this pair I’ve developed characters for them. See, the impeccably correct blonde is really a sociopath who’ll do anything to get ahead. The brunette, well she’s not exactly a “hooker with a heart of gold”, but…you get the picture.
What do you think?
how to sit correctly. part 1: at work May 24th, 2011
I love these–I have a whole series of correct/incorrect ways of doing things most of us don’t even think about. The “correct” methods are represented by the prim blonde you see above, while the “incorrect” methods are represented by that rather frowzy brunette. (I bet she does her nails at her desk, too!)