Sunday, March 19, 2017

BLACK CARS . . . by different artists

Black Cars Title Graphic
     
B L A C K  C A R S . . . in chronological order
        
a 1910 Pierce Arrow ad illustration
a 1910 Pierce Arrow
        
B L A C K   C A R S
     
a 1930 Marmon Roosevelt ad illustration
a 1930 Marmon-Roosevelt
   
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1930s Russian taxi cab advertising illustration
a 1930s Russian taxi cab       see full size
   
B L A C K   C A R S
  
a Brooks Stevens design 1936, a streamline car and trailer
a Brooks Stevens design,  1936       see full size
   
B L A C K   C A R S
  
a 1937 Irwin Smith illustration, black car couple at night
a 1937 Irwin Smith illustration       click twice
     
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1940 Mercury advertising illustration of a black car
a 1940 Mercury       see full size
   
B L A C K   C A R S
  
a 1940 Mercury rear view
a 1940 Mercury rear view       see full size
       
B L A C K   C A R S
  
a 1940s Tatra 87 advertising illustration
a 1940s Tatra 8 at 100 mph       click twice
    
B L A C K   C A R S
    
1944 Cadillac ad illustration, Unchallenged in the world's esteem
a 1944 Cadillac       click twice
       
B L A C K   C A R S
      
a 1944 retrofuture car illustration
a 1944 artist's concept       click twice
     
B L A C K   C A R S
       
an old car design by Alexis De Sakhnoffsky, color photograph
an old car design by Alexis De Sakhnoffsky       see full size
     
B L A C K   C A R S
       
a 1951 Alexis De Sakhnoffsky conceptual design
a 1951 Alexis De Sakhnoffsky conceptual design       see full size
   
B L A C K   C A R S
        
a 1951 Pontiac
     
B L A C K   C A R S
    
a 1952 Arthur Radebaugh concept test track illustration
a 1952 Arthur Radebaugh future vehicular test track       click twice
   
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a Richard Arbib Astro-Coup concept car 1952
a Richard Arbib Astro-Coup concept car,  1952       click twice
   
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1957 Imperial limousine with a driver in uniform
a 1957 Imperial limousine       see full size
   
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1950s LeBaron advertising illustration
a 1950s LeBaron       click twice
    
B L A C K   C A R S
    
a black 1954 Thunderbird for young bad-asses
a 1954 Thunderbird convertable       see full size
     
B L A C K   C A R S
    
a 1962 Mercury Comet photo
a 1962 Mercury Comet       click twice
    
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1964 black Oldsmobile advertising illustration
a 1964 Oldsmobile       click twice
    
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1960s Syd Mead concept car illustration
a 1960s Syd Mead future car       click twice
     
B L A C K   C A R S
    
Syd Mead LSD
Syd Mead       see full size
     
B L A C K   C A R S
    
a 1965 Oldsmobile Funeral Coach advertising illustration
a 1965 Oldsmobile Funeral Coach       see full size
     
B L A C K   C A R S
     
a 1967 Mercury Cougar in black
a 1967 Mercury Cougar       see full size
     
B L A C K   C A R S
     
a 1968 black Mercury Cougar advertising photograph
a 1968 Mercury Cougar       click twice
    
B L A C K   C A R S
    
"Corvette Sting Ray"
     
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a 1977 black PANTHER6 photograph
the 1977 Panther 6,  produced in the UK       see full size
   
B L A C K   C A R S
   
a Ron Balaban Thunderbird painting
 a Ron Balaban realism painting, not a photo       see full size
       

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A C C I D E N T S

      it's almost as if they weren't supposed to happen . . .
          
     
an A.B. Frost book illustration, "contents"
"Contents"  an A.B. Frost book illustration       click image to enlarge
            
A C C I D E N T S
       
a Jack Kirby story panel for Nick Fury, two men calmly talking in a burning car
a Jack Kirby story panel
            
A C C I D E N T S
       
Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth, falling mountain goat
Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth     click twice
      
A C C I D E N T S
  
an 1860s children's book cautionary illustration, The Bad Girl
"The bad girl"  from an 1860s schoolbook:  children were taught about
death because mortality rates were high
   
A C C I D E N T S
     
Walter Molino illustration, a stage light falling onto actors
a Walter Molino illustration

   
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Walter Molino illustration of an avalanch destroying a cabin with men
Walter Molino
   
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Walter Molino illustration of a jet crashing into a passenger train
Walter Molino
   
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Mike Hinge illustration of a fire hydrant
a Mike Hinge illustration     click twice
       
A C C I D E N T S
      
an illustration from a science journal by Camille Flammarion
an illustration from a Camille Flammarion 1800s science journal
    
A C C I D E N T S
   
a Tom Vroman children's book illustration, 1964
a Tom Vroman children's book illustration,  1964
  
A C C I D E N T S
   
Art Spiegelman's Garbage Pail Kids trading cards for Topps inc.
 Art Spiegelman's "Garbage Pail Kids" trading cards for Topps inc. 1985:  kids loved them
    
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Robert Williams painting of street racing cars crashing out of control
a Robert Williams painting       click twice

    
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Robert Williams painting of a boy's skateboard injury
Robert Williams       click twice
    
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Robert Williams painting, cold hearts, no sympathy for the dying man
"Cold Hearts"   Robert Williams       click twice
    
A C C I D E N T S
     
an illustration of too-steep 1878 stairs in "the unpaved districts" "A Swift Descent"  in 1878 describes too-steep stairs in "the unpaved districts"
           
A C C I D E N T S 
           
astronomy art collision, in space there is no sound
there is no sound in space
                 
A C C I D E N T S
                           
a I.W. Taber illustration 1897, a man overboard from a ship
a I.W. Taber illustration,  1897
              
A C C I D E N T S
                           
1879 dangerous child toy, a bow gun shoots brass tipped arrows 50 feet
a dangerous 1879 child's toy  "Shoots an arrow with force and accuracy a distance of 50 feet"
              
A C C I D E N T S
                           
Reed Crandall horror Creepy Eerie 1960s, a gas station accident
a Reed Crandall horror story panel,  1960s       click twice
              
A C C I D E N T S
                          
Jerry Lewis craziness
Jerry Lewis       see full size
              
A C C I D E N T S
                 
a Gary Larson cartoon about elephants
"Well,  what the? ... I THOUGHT I smelled something."   a Gary Larson cartoon
                   
A C C I D E N T S
        
a Rowland B. Wilson cartoon illustration for a New England Life Insurance advertisement
"My insurance company?  New England Life,  of course.  Why?" 
an advertising illustration by cartoonist Rowland B. Wilson
         
A C C I D E N T S
   
a 1950s MAD look at insurance, with art by Wallace Wood
a 1950s MAD look at insurance by Wallace Wood     click twice
      
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Bruno Paul cartoon about bicycling etiquette
a Bruno Paul cartoon illustration
         
 A C C I D E N T S
          
an Edward Gorey drawing, "O is for Olive run through with an awl"
Edward Gorey
      
A C C I D E N T S
          
a Frank R Paul illustration of a space wreck
a Frank R. Paul illustration     click twice       
     
A C C I D E N T S
     
Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, an accidental death in public
Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen
   
A C C I D E N T S
   
a Harold Von Schmidt illustration of a winter train wreck at night
a Harold von Schmidt illustration     click twice
    
A C C I D E N T S
     
a Tex Avery animation still
a Tex Avery animation     click twice
    
A C C I D E N T S
     
a cartoon drawing by the 1800s writer William Makepeace Thackeray
a cartoon by the 1800s writer William Makepeace Thackeray     click twice