- Lifestyle illustration of the 50's (edited by Rian Hughes) is a 500+ page collection of awesome mid century illustrations.
Did you know artists spent a really long time and money to produce the beautiful illustrations you see in vintage ads? Sometimes, they would have to arrange photoshoots for pictures they were going to use as inspiration, cast the relevant people and so on.
- The Great American Pin-Up (Charles G. Montignette and Louis K. Meisel) is really inspirational - it contains the amazing work of popular illustrators specializing in pin-up.
I am simply amazed by the level of detail on some of these - it's so unreal!
For those who love retro illustration, these two coffee table albums are quite amazing.
I got these from TK MAXX a little while ago, but sure you can find these on Amazon as well.
Sometimes I make these weird drawings and share them with the world.