Sunday, December 27, 2015

M U S I C I A N S . . . by different artists, part 1

a Bernie Fuchs illustration of jazz musicians playing in a nightclub
a Bernie Fuchs illustration
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
Busby Berkeley, a stage formation of drum Majorettes
Busby Berkeley       click image twice for full size
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
Per Arnoldi art, a color flute with colored fingerprints playing it
Per Arnoldi art
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
1931 tower chimes, a photograph
1931 tower chimes
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a man playing a a 1914 carillion
a 1914 carillion
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
1846 Chinese bell musicians
1846 bell musicians        see full size
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
1884 textile art
1884 textile art
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
Amateur Contest For Children, a poster by Estelle Levine, 1936
"Amateur Contest For Children"    a poster by Estelle Levine,  1936
          
M U S I C I A N S
         
late 1960s Playboy Magazine's Little Annie Fanny by Bill Elder and Harvey Kurtzman
a single story panel from late 1960s Playboy Magazine's 
'Little Annie Fanny'       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a 1944 recreation room with a music theme, color illustration
a 1944 home recreation room with a music theme       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Naiad & Walter Einsel illustration of musicians
a Naiad & Walter Einsel illustration
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
an Arnold Bocklin painting of a satyr playing a pan flute
an Arnold Bocklin painting
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a cartoon by Aldo & Bobbo (Robert Armstrong) 1975, Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses
a cartoon by Aldo & Bobbo (Robert Armstrong),  1975 
click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Heinrich Kley drawing of a musician and his critics, who are alligators attacking as he plays violin
a Heinrich Kley drawing of a musician and his critics
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
the music pavilion at the 1902 Turin Art Expo
the music pavilion at the 1902 Turin Art Expo      click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Bill Campbell illustration of a surf band on a bucket hotrod, 1960s
a Bill Campbell illustration of a youth orchestra,  1960s
click twice
            
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Charles Addams cartoon about a mother's hopes for her young musician son
a Charles Addams cartoon
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Robert Kresin illustration of a uniformed marching band
a Robert Kresin illustration       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a George Cruikshank illustration of a witch playing violin riding on a kangaroo
a George Cruikshank illustration       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a jazz musician woman tries marijuana and her life falls apart, from an old comic book
a jazz musician woman tries marijuana and her life
 falls apart, from an old comic book
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Hans Thoma drawing of a cherub and a grotesque, 1900?
Hans Thoma,  1900?       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Herbert Paus illustration of a live radio orchestra
a Herbert Paus illustration       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a 1900 harp ornamented, a photograph
a 1900 harp
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
Robert Crumb 1996, singing in the bathtub
Robert Crumb,  1996       click twice
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
musician Manahar Barve with a Dilruba, 1928
musician Manahar Barve with a Dilruba,  1928
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
Blue Meanies from the animated film Yellow Submarine
from the animated film 'Yellow Submarine'       see full size
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
Carlos Schwabe, a strange woman with a lute
Carlos Schwabe
          
M U S I C I A N S
          
a Cliff Roberts illustration of a jazz musician
a Cliff Roberts illustration 
    
see Musicians Part 2  HERE
      

Sunday, December 13, 2015

R E T R O F U T U R E . . . part 1

retrofuture predictions
past predictions of the future are called RETROFUTURE ...  
they commonly showed a bright wonderful tomorrow,
  and always in the style of the illustrator's times
click image twice for full size
                
R E T R O F U T U R E 
         
1638 flying machine, 1600s retrofuture
a 1638 vision of the coming age of flight
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1883 home telephonoscope, retrofuture
drawings and predictions by Albert Robida,  1883:
  in the future every home will have a private cinema     click  twice
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
Albert Robida 1883 La Vie Electrique, retrofuture
an apparatus will help people breath while they sleep     click twice
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1883 home telephonoscope, retrofuture
people will soon do things from their own home using the 'telephonoscope'
click twice
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
                    
Albert Robida 1893 war ships in retrofuture
Albert Robida,  1893       click twice
     
R E T R O F U T U R E
                   
1957 retrofuture car traffic
1957 retrofuture
      
R E T R O F U T U R E
                  
1970 Japan Worlds Fair Sanyo retrofuture, a woman in a clear plastic sphere
in the
Sanyo pavilion at the 1970 Worlds Fair,  Japan
       
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
an illustration of 1907 retrofuture city transit
1907 future public transit
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
Life Magazine 1914, a prediction of how people will look in 1950, 1914 retrofuture
a 1914 prediction of how people will look in 1950
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
A 1930s toaster design by Brooks Stevens called the Toastalator
a 1930s toaster design by Brooks Stevens called the "Toastalator"
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
retrofuture city

R E T R O F U T U R E
                         
a Bruce Bushman sketch for Disney, 1950s, rockets ready for launch
a Bruce Bushman sketch for Disney,  1950s       click twice
    
R E T R O F U T U R E
          
1944 retrofuture lawn mower, an illustration
a 1944 future lawn mower
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
          
a 1945 retrofuture sidewalk color illustration 1945 plastics would likely yellow and crack in the sun,  and smell of chemicals.
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
New Worlds magazine 1950, illustrated cover
1950   "New Worlds"
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1953 predicts 1973     see full size
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
Dan Decarlo Jetta comic book retrofuture
Dan Decarlo
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1950s retrofuture transit
those 1950s people in that blue car are screaming ... the two men
and their wives sound like four women ... they are silenced by
THE PASSING THUNDER!!!    click twice
        
 R E T R O F U T U R E
         
a 1956 self-driving car, illustrated
a 1956 self-driving car
        
 R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1956 retrofuture fishery factory
1956 predicts 1958 will have floating fish factories
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1958 retrofuture classroom retrofuture
1958: future classrooms will use computers    click twice
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
Tomorrows pens in 1959 retrofuture, Parker Pens, solar powered pen
1959 working models of office equipment by Parker Pens   
"The pen at left is solar-powered,  burning an impression
 onto the paper with an electric arc."     click twice
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1960s retrofuture supermarket photo retrofuture
a future supermarket,  1960s?     click twice
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1964 retrofuture home interior in a geodesic dome
1964
               
R E T R O F U T U R E
                      
a 1966 video-telephone, photograph with details
a 1966 video-telephone
          
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
a 1968 retrofuture home in all red
a 1968 home by Verner Panton ... the main elements of late 1960s future are
 spheres,  the color white,  and lava-lamp shapes
              
R E T R O F U T U R E

1960s bathroom shag carpeting retrofuture
late 1960s bathroom shag carpeting would be wet and dirty . . . unless you're into that
              
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
Uhura's purple Enterprise quarters 1967 retrofuture
Lieutenant Uhura's quarters from 1960s television series 'Star Trek'
see RetroFuture part 2 HERE