Colorful '50s art prints | How About Orange

September 11, 2013

Colorful '50s art prints


I spotted these prints at Art.com and fell in love with the colors. They're reproductions of '50s illustrations from the Saturday Evening Post.

The Marriage Wrecker by Coby Whitmore-- I adore the wacky composition that breaks the rule of thirds, has incorrect perspective, and smooshes the ladies' faces into uncomfortable corners. Plus it's orange!

Marriage Is Not For Me by Robert Meyers-- The color palette is delicious. Love the detail in some areas, balanced with flat washes in others.

Hmm, how to work them into this dignified Victorian house? Maybe I could at least tuck this lady into a bathroom somewhere?

8 comments:

Grandma G said...

Ha!

That's all I have to say.

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

I know, I know. Not your cup of tea, Mum.

Grandma G said...

I guess I'm too old.....

Kim said...

Ooh, those would be perfect for my new 1950's house! I really like the cool colors of the Marriage is not for Me one.

Posh Lady said...

Nice! You can certainly find a spot for that little lady.

Sara Tall said...

Funny! I think the juxtaposition of your Victorian house and the 50's prints could be great!

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

Nancy said...

I enjoyed reading how you describe the prints.

ShareThis