Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Vintage Art Deco and Stylized Airbrush

I love this old approach to using airbrush. It's not trying to be photo realistic. Instead it's just using the medium to create something that's distinct unto itself.

 Dell Paperbacks in the 30s and 40s used beautiful stylized airbrush paintings to instantly grab your eye at the local pharmacy or supermarket.

This approach was also used to great affect for cartoon art.
 I was told "Spuma" is what voice actors use to gargle with before they do a recording session.
This one almost looks modern. (maybe it is?)

It's also a wonderful style for caricature as these Vanity Fair covers show.

And lastly, one can never get enough of Art Deco VD posters.