Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) November 27, 2006
The 1958 Edsel may never have looked so good as it does rolled up under a Christmas tree in 2006! Plan59.com, the museum (and gift shop) of mid-century illustration, is happy to announce an expanded lineup of car- and pop-culture-themed prints for the holidays.
Struck on French mould-made art paper, Plan59's large-format fine-art prints (up to 4 by 7 feet) from the tailfin era are the ideal present for the car collector, pop-culture maven or sensitive, beret-wearing aesthete on your gift list. Prices range from $15 to $250, with worldwide shipping available. Gourmets will appreciate our disturbingly popular gallery of Demonic Tots and Deeply Disturbing Cuisine, at http://www.plan59.com/scarykids.htm
Created from a variety of archival source materials -- vintage sales catalogs, press release photos and studio negatives -- Plan59 automotive and pop-culture prints are dazzlingly vivid artifacts from the golden age of commercial illustration. Recent clients for our prints and high-resolution illustrations include Discovery Communications, the Wall Street Journal and Walt Disney Company.
As the Christian Science Monitor put it in a review last year, "it's a safe bet that works from the (Plan59) school would draw large crowds to a brick-and-mortar institution."
Since 1999 Plan59.com has, in the words of founder David Hall, "provided an estimated 38 million hours of diversion for office drones trapped like rats (or would that be sheep?) in their cubicles." Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Plan59 has rescued thousands of 1950s advertising illustrations from the shredder and preserved them for future generations to admire, with online biographies of dozens of artists including William Campbell (Autocar trucks), Philip Dormont (Arrow shirts) and Frederick Siebel (Textron pajamas). For fans of old magazine ads as well as pop-culture mavens in general, Plan59.com is, in the words of German portal Raum.net, "an aesthetic eye pasture!"
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