Shades of Yesterday

by Alden Cole on June 6, 2014 · 0 comments

Slow-Motion Memoir: An Illustrated History, installment #38

ShadesofYesterdayWP1973: This was another free-lance job created for The Merchandising Group; rather an anomaly among the many illustrations done for them, focusing on the revival of ‘gold filled’ eye-glass frames that made such a comeback in the 70s. The piece featured eye-glass looks from five different time periods preceding the resurgence of the look. Can you guess what decades are depicted? Printed in sepia ink on tan paper to create a feeling of age, the piece was designed as an eight-fold of nine panels, flat printed on an area measuring 5″ wide by 45″ high, that folded down to a 5″ x 5″ square mailing piece. In case you’re curious and can’t read the fine type at the bottom of the illustration (not to mention that it’s printed upside down to maintain the mystery), the time periods in question: cover Gibson Girl – 1890s; #1 – 1840s; #2 – 1890s; #3 – 1920s; #4 – 1940s; #5 – 1970s; #6 – 1970s.

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