Monday, May 25, 2009

kitschy clipboards









a friend of mine is collaging her entire dining room table with pictures of food, and seeing her creative explosion in progress gave me the bug to pull out my never-ending kitschy clipboard project. i've been working on it piecemeal over the last couple of years - every few months i flip through a bunch of vintage magazines and add a little more to the series. two clipboards are totally finished - i have one recipient in mind for each - and three more are in the process of being cheesed up. i love getting lost in those crazy old mags - i wonder if people 50 or 60 years from now will look back on our magazines and cackle as much as i do at these. fun fun!

17 comments:

S.E.Minegar said...

omg. a couple of these made me snort(with laughter). i especially enjoy the Vicks Medi-Mist and the "banishes scum" speech bubble. and what's up with the terrified woman and her flaming frying pan? hehe!

soulbrush said...

fantastic fun!
yup, we had these in my house when i was little (50+years ago)...eeeeek.....i am so glad you are up for an ATC swap with me... aimee....see my post today if you wanna choose some of mine.

Bella Sinclair said...

BAAAAAAAAAA HAHAHA! Oh, groovy, man! These are fantastic. You always come up with the BEST ideas. These images are hysterical. I'm sure they seemed so normal way back then, which is a little scary.

There's something just so wrong about that last picture. HAHAHA!

FruensWerk2 said...

I LOVE THESE...great fun and cool photos :) hihi
Can´t really cut in my old magazines...only new ones...haha

●• Tiny Red said...

hehehehe great fun! i love a bit of kitsch here and there :)

Anairam said...

Great clipboards - I so enjoy 50's stuff - the cheesiness of it, the naivety, the seemingly innocence of that era ...
PS Yes, thanks, I would LOVE to join weekword - but where do I go to sign up? And what is the word of the week?

Veja cecilia said...

I can see that you are enjoying this:)

Mujer imperfecta said...

love your work!!

painted fish studio said...

fun, fun, fun!

aimee said...

they ARE fun! and my eyebrow raised a bit at that last photo, too. anairam - i just left the next wordfinder on your blog... and welcome mujer imperfecta -great name!

Megan Coyle said...

haha, wow this is so wonderful! Of course I have a weakness for all things collage, but this is great! It really made me smile--well done :)

jane said...

hi aimee! thanks for visiting. wow your blog is fun. i´ll add you to the list for corner view. can´t wait to see more from kansas. i´m off to look at more here. the dog can wait five minutes...:) besos-jane

Krissy said...

ahahaha! The bottom one is a hoot :)

trinsch said...

loved the swing man. and the sneaking up on the bacon :) this is a wonderful project!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I LOVE those old adds etc too. Colours and composition and roles are so different from nowadays. Kitschy, yes ...but it kind of feels fresh in a way as well, right? I mean different from now...maybe soon it will be back?

cindy : quaint said...

so much fun and smart. love the one about ship-wrecked love and the last one. oh boy!

stephanie levy said...

dear aimee -
I tagged you today :) hope you don't mind, come and visit...
love your photos!