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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pinup Goodness



WARNING!!! Totally sexy post alert — and by totally sexy, I mean 1930’s & 40’s pinup girl kind of sexy. Meow.

Here are links to two masters of the pinup, Alberto Vargas, a Peruvian artist known for his work with Esquire magazine and the “Varga” girl calendars; and George Petty, who paved the way for Varga at Esquire, through his hugely popular Petty Girl calendars. As good as Petty’s illustrations are, his compositions are as equally impressive.

On a completely unrelated note, Petty attended evening classes at my alma mater, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago — but there’s nothing sexy about that, so go look at some pinups or something.

  • Alberto Vargas gallery

  • George Petty gallery
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