July 31, 2010

Alexandra Dahlström

Alexandra Dahlström, star of Show me Love and Miss Sweden.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0197164/

Show me Love: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_Me_Love_%28film%29

Show me Love trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuzIvLbKWaE

Miss Sweden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Sweden_%28film%29


July 29, 2010

Sukeban Hunters

"Sukeban Hunters" (directed by Kazufumi Nakahira) is inspired by Toei’s classic Girl Boss series created by Norifumi Suzuki in the early 1970s.

Movie site: http://www.hunters-movie.com/

Blog: http://spopro.net/blog/asami/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhFCIpxk2IQ

It stars AV actress Asami

Rockin'Jelly Bean's lovely poster art work for "Sukeban Hunters"

More details here: http://erostika.net/item.php?s|id=101405

Retro Modern

illustration by johnny yanok

Retro Modern Illustrators
Here are some contemporary illustrators that work in a mid-century modern style.








July 26, 2010

Fernando Vicente

Fernando Vicente
Spanish illustrator Fernando Vicente.

Blog: http://fernandovicenteblog.blogspot.com/

Pin-up art:http://fernandovicentepinups.blogspot.com/



July 24, 2010

Small programs

Split and join large files (freeware)

July 21, 2010

French Kitty

French Kitty
Fashion brand by Mighty Fine

“French Kitty represents a lifestyle. She is a jet-setter, a lover of luxury and glamour, she is a classic beauty with a certain sensuality: Audrey Hepburn meets Bridget Bardot,” says Justin Watson, marketing director for Mighty Fine.

"French Kitty—our premier fashion brand targeting females ages 18 to 24. French Kitty is a stylish Manhattan feline, with her own sense of style and superb taste in fashion. She is enamored with the French lifestyle, and often travels to Paris to indulge in the culture, cuisine, and, of course, haute couture. The French Kitty business has found its home in women's fashion collections and accessories."





July 18, 2010

Wordpress plug-ins

This information is taken from a Tara Reed's podcast focusing on wordpress for artists. check it out here.







Nextgen gallery: For galley/portfolio page

Wp slimstat: stats

Enable media replace: No more deleting, renaming and re-uploading files

Exclude pages: prevent pages appearing in your navigation.

Enable media replace: Advanced link and image dialogs that offer a lot of options.

Tagaroo: fetches semantic data relevant to your blog post that you can use as tags.

Embedded video with link: embed youtube videos

July 13, 2010

Charles Kaufman

Charles Kaufman

I came across Charles Kaufman's art a few weeks ago via his Facebook fan page. I love his bold style. It has certainly inspired me to loosen up with my own painting. His site has close up images of his work as well as a video of the artist at work.

Website: http://www.charleskaufman.com/index.html

Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charles-Kaufman/104204550730

Twitter: http://twitter.com/charleskaufman

July 12, 2010

Black Tight Killers

Black Tight Killers (1966)
Nikkatsu Studio.

Review: http://teleport-city.com/wordpress/?p=12066

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0273925/

Trailer on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RkICwTMGtc

July 10, 2010

Walls Dinosaur Magicards

UK meat company Wall's Sausages put out these dinosaur cards in the mid 1970's. Each card came attached to a pack of frozen skinless sausages. I remember collecting them and being fascinated that whatever order the cards were placed in they always formed a seamless dinosaur panorama. Hours of fun!

July 6, 2010

Arthur Ferrier

Arthur Ferrier

Arthur Ferrier was an English artist and cartoonist famous for a weekly glamour cartoon strip called "Film Fanny" (1939 to 1946) in London's Sunday Pictorial.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Ferrier

News clip: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=47371

July 5, 2010


Pierre-Laurent Brenot
Known as the Father of the French Pin-up, Brenot was the artist for the Folies Berger and The Lido.





July 2, 2010

Yolande Donlan

Yolande Donlan

Expresso Bongo (1959) is a satire of the music industry and stars Laurence Harvey, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Sylvia Sims, Yolande Donlan..

Yolande Donlan plays aging singing star Dixie Collins. She was married to director Val Guest and appeared in many of his films.

Film clip from Expresso Bongo : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDCJdDIZXj8

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yolande_Donlan

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053806/