Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On My Bookshelf: Gil Elvgren: The Complete Pin-Ups


Gil Elvgren and "pin-up" are two words inextricably linked - Elvgren is arguably the most famous pin-up artist. His girls decorate everything from fabric to calendars, and his inspiration can be felt in many of the modern day pin-up artists.

I absolutely adore GIL ELVGREN: THE COMPLETE PIN-UP - an absolutely gorgeous coffeetable book jam packed with stunning technicolor prints of Elvgren's girls. Published by TASCHEN (one of my favorite book companys), there is also an extensive biography (presented in three different languages!), in-depth descriptions, and was a steal at only $10!




Who is your favorite pin-up artist? If I had to choose, mine would be Alberto Vargas ^^

♥, Kailey

24 comments:

  1. Isn't his work perfection? I drive myself crazy trying to decide which is my fav illustration. I buy his calendar every year, but the book looks great, I shall have a look for it. $10 is a ridiculous bargain. :)

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  2. This is my kind of post ! I couldn't say who my favourite was there are too many that i like. I too like Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, i'm a fan of Joyce Ballantyne aswell.

    Jade

    http://91peachykeen.blogspot.com

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  3. good find! Such beautiful images. I love Gil Elvgren and George Petty although Vargas is a favourite too :-)

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  4. When I look like stuff like this, I burn all my art supplies! I CANT DRAW haha! i love it :)

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  5. So beautiful and inspiring! :) Taschen does publish good&interesting books!

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  6. gosh!! what a great book!!!! I hope I can find one in my country!

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  7. These are beautiful :) I'm not sure on my favourite pin up artist as there are so many lovely ones but this person certainly ticks all the boxes :)

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  8. Your blog is lovely! I love all the old pictures you post!
    Feel free to drop by my blog anytime!

    Lydia xxx

    http://lydia-floralandtheglam.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love this book; I'm a Vargas fan, too!

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  10. Aw, lovely! I can never make up my mind; Elvgren og Vargas?

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  11. I've always loved pin up girls, and Vargas girls!
    http://www.rebeccajart.blogspot.com

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  12. I am definetly going to have to pick up that book. It just looks so amazing the images are just beautiful

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  13. I absolutely adore this book too:) gorgeous!!!

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  14. What a gorgeous book!! I love the artwork.

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  15. How fabulous! Loving the vintage color. Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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  16. I love this book! It adorns my bookshelf too, just gorgeous! I think my favourite pin up artist would have to be Gil Elvgren, I love the expressions he captures and the pop of colour ♥
    Natasha xx

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  17. Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful illustrations! i was deff inspired :)

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  18. Ahhh I've been trying to figure this out for forever! Thank you!!

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  19. I love all his pictures! I have a calendar of their ^^
    Nice blog baby, thanks for your comment :)

    http://asummerinswanage.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing this artist with us. I love it! Will be adding it to my favourites.

    Lovely blog

    http://socialemissions.blogspot.com/

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  21. Ive been wondering for awhile if this is book is worth the buy, some of the pics look small in size but I love all of his art as well.

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  22. I think Elvgren was more talented than Vargas, you can see that in a lot of the paintings, but Vargas had a nice watercolor touch to his pictures.

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  23. I definitely need to purchase this book! I studied a little part of his work for my Foundation Year and found this work to be amazing :D xx

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