The Art of The Pin Up.

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Who doesn’t love a pin up?  They’ve been around for more than a century, in some form or another.  Originally starting as a type of business card for performers, actresses, models etc.  And clearly, with the name pin up, the pictures were intended to be pinned to a wall.  And holy hell what a wall you can make.

The pin ups that I do remember I actually only saw in old movies (and I saw a lot of old movies).  Boy oh boy the pin ups that I didn’t see are just amazing.  The wonderful works of Al Moore, Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgrens are what symbolizes a pin up for me.

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Alberto Vargas…those eye.  Such a wonderful piece of art.

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Al Moore

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Gil Elvgren

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Gil Elvgren,

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I really don’t think pin ups are ever going to lose their appeal.  Fanny’s Cupcakes (fanny means something completely different in Australia) have designed this wonderful and sexy pin up to brand their product.   Really well done Fanny!

Other more successful companies have also used the pin up in advertisements…

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And now we have moved onto the funky rockabilly pin ups that have made their way to cyberspace, and thank God for that cause they are just fantastic…here is a small selection:

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http://www.shannonbrookeimagery.net

Oh my God, click up there ^ have a look at the awesome photos of pin ups and hot rods and all the other photos, just candy for your eyes!  Do it!

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http://www.scarlettpeacock.com/

Check out Scarlett Peacock as well, since your in a clicky mood…great shots!

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http://www.loopydave.com

Fun quirky stuff, you’ll love it.  He seems to have a great sense of humour.

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Unfortunately I couldn’t find a source for this picture, 😦

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed doing it.  Hit like, add a comment (all comments will be replied to) or follow along, and have a great week.  Hope to see you back here soon.

♥Rockin Ruby♥

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