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12 June 2006 @ 23:01
 
So, I'm redesigning mooncatx's Jem archive, and for fun, decided the layout for the Red Room (i.e. the blue archive) should have pin-up versions of Jem and Pizzazz akin to the one I did of Stormer last year (see icon). The archive won't be up for a while, but I thought you might get a kick out of these (which are featured in a slightly more edited [i.e. the Naughty Bits are Hidden] form in the layout):

Jem as a Petty girl
Pizzazz as a Varga girl

(warning: not work-safe)


For them what don't know, George Petty and Alberto Vargas were artists who drew pin-ups for magazines like Esquire during WWII, and into the 1950s and 1960s. It's an art form known as "good girl" art, I know it's not to everyone's taste, but I just had such fun manipping the images.
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Angie: Mata hari - meshortcakegreen on 13th June 2006 04:31 (UTC)
Vargas is -gorgeous- stuff. I became more familiar with the range of pin-ups thanks to a fun little book I found in a bargain bin. Pages and pages and pages of pin-up reproductions. Yum!
ljc: not innocenttaraljc on 13th June 2006 15:04 (UTC)
My Poppy got me a Vargas tin with Diana the Huntress on the lid when I was 15, and that was my first Vargas pin-up girl. Fell madly in lvoe.
Soufflé Girl Wannabe: Pinup //verbminxragdoll on 13th June 2006 05:18 (UTC)
Those are beyond awesome! :) I love pinup art -- I'd never have thought of something like that!
ljc: fear me. love me.taraljc on 13th June 2006 15:12 (UTC)
Well, I wanted to do somethung sexy but still tasteful for the blue site. And it made sense to make Jem the coy Petty girl, and Pizzazz the slightly more slutty late-era Varga girl *lol*
seven minute dance party: cartoon | gargoylesvoleuse on 13th June 2006 06:39 (UTC)
Pretty!
ljc: good bad girltaraljc on 13th June 2006 15:13 (UTC)
yays!
no one wants to be defeated.: j/f 2stormer1_1 on 13th June 2006 18:09 (UTC)
That is insanely fukkin cool. The jaw has dropped.