How to drive more traffic to your content? It goes without saying that a WORD has a powerful influence on the way of thinking and a good typography works miracles but... it is not always enough. And when all known methods have been tried, we begin to invent the wheel. We begin to combine incongruous!
Today I want to show you how two completely different but at the same time very influential in their own niche parts of art can interact. I'm talking about Typography and Pin up. Surprised?
Pin up as an essential part of the American popular art has spread into many types of visual content. Despite the fact that Pin up was coined in the 30's it is still very popular and many designers and artists try to use its eye appeal manner in their works. You can see this type of design being taught at art schools in San Francisco, California, New York, and around the US.
I don't know who has combined Typography and Pin up at the first time, but I know exactly that the result was adorable and today we can find the symbiosis of Typography and Pin up almost everywhere!
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Posters, ads and even web layouts designed in vintage or retro style become more attractive when pin up illustrations and cool typography are added. In order to ensure the veracity of my words scroll down and check the artworks I've gathered.
Look at this awesome vintage poster! Merging different "old school" elements such as textures, handwriting fonts, old style typography with an attractive pin up girl helps this poster to stand out against the background of others.
I think this girl likes fonts and types very much, ha-ha! Otherwise why would she cover her body with these tattoos?
One more bright example of a retro poster with cool textures, nice color scheme and of course a pin up illustration. Got hungry ?
The union of high heels and yummy colors is a winning combination! Everybody loves Yummy girls, right?
Take a look at this ad for bowling club. Can you pass by it? This poster designed in cool old style manner.
This pin up lady was painted for the computer game "Battlestations Midway" from EIDOS. If such girls were in the Navy, no one would like to become a pirate.
Yes, good typography can be even the ultimate aphrodisiac for some geeks!
The explosive mixture of a hot pin up girl in uniform with stylish typography and textures makes this poster unforgettable.
My favourite aspect is the inclination of her torso, how it causes her shoulder to raise so coyly. Her hand gestures are powerfully feminine! Those thigh-highs are too sexy and adorable for words!
This poster was designed in a traditional vintage way! The noise that was added to illustration makes it more stylish.
Texture adds a visual interest to this adorable retro style advertisement. And the pin up girl looks like a Barby :)
The retro poster which combins typography and pin up illustrations. Three-toned color schemes are a big thing in vintage design because producing full-color prints wasn't as easy as it is now.
A classical example of a vintage poster. THe designer added some spice to the old Guinness ads with this retro American style.
The Pin-Up Queen in Color bright illustration is a cool example how to mix quality typography with pin up illustrations.
This is a logo for Canadian punk band A Bunch of Marys. The author's muse was one of my favourite old school pin up artists Baron von Lind.
Kelly ... and the bike is well too! )
Coca-cola pin-up. A nice Coca-Cola ad in the style of the 50's was designed merging a pin up girls illustration with a simple typography.
Military Going Away Party Invitation. This invite contains a hot vintage pin up girl in uniform & typography with a vintage feel.
Typography Pin Up
Gut Gebaut! An appealing & glamorous vintage girl by Henning Ludvigsen
"everything I like is either immoral, indecent, or fattening"...
Rock and Roll. This poster was designed in Photoshop before the author formally learned design and typography practices.
The combination of retro typography and a coquette pin up girl is a perfect solution for a poster!
Another attempt at some pin-up artwork from dribbble.com
August. A retro pin-up typography calendar from Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum
Sporting Event Poster. The retro design of this poster combines good typography and an attractive pin up girl on roller skates. Cool result!
Original Sin Pin Up Poster. The pin up girl is dressed in letters! I like the way of using the typography in this cool poster for beer lovers.
June. An interesting concept of a typography calendar. This girl illustration was made with help of letters.
Initially, this symbiotic relationship of Typography and Pin Up had been used in advertising. Leafing through old newspapers you can find a lot of ads which combine attractive illustrations of pin up girls with typography. By the way typographical gaffes were often offset by beautiful Pin up.
Wanted Ad, with Cow girl Pin up From the Modern Photography magazine. June 1952.
Lili St Cyr
Catral Doyle. This advertising combines an awesome illustration of a pin up girl with well designed typography.
Vintage Jantzen Girdle Pinup Ad. This girl reading in the chair has been 'recycled' into many sites, banners and buttons.
Star Struck is a classical example of an ad with pin up and typography.
Magazine Ad for Mopar Batteries, Miss Mopar Pin-Up, 1955
Even Croquet Can Be OK. The pin up styled advertisement with nice typography.
In conclusion look at this funny illustration which combines typography and a pin up "girl" . She is hot, isn't she?
In order to achieve the result that will be different from the one you already have, you should start doing something you have never done before. Think crazy and incredible ideas will knock on your door.
Mixing typography and pin up illustrations are one of such crazy and at the same time brilliant ideas for promoting your content. Every online publisher dreams of a viral hit. And this union can provide it!
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