Joyful Illustrations of the Artist Who Misses Soviet Days

Pin-up themed illustrations of Natalia Ershova bring back sweet memories of the Soviet times. Reminds me amazing illustrations of Valery Barykin. Continue reading »

Before She Was Famous, Marilyn Monroe Was Paid Just $10 an Hour to Pose for Pin-up Artist Earl Moran in the Late 1940s

Marilyn Monroe posed for Earl Moran – Bus Stop. One of his most famous photo’s/paintings of Marilyn done in 1946, titled ‘Bus Stop’. It featured Marilyn in a cheesecake pose, standing next to a bus stop, with skates in her hand.

When Marilyn Monroe posed for Earl Moran in the first of their sessions that took place between 1946 and 1950, she was just 19 and an aspiring actress, while Moran had established himself as a leading illustrator of beautiful women; his work for magazines and calendars placed him in the company of Alberto Vargas and George Petty. Continue reading »

Meet Hilda: The America’s Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

The typical 1950s pin-up girl was slim and conventionally-posed. But a recently-unearthed collection of images has revealed the less familiar Hilda, a plus-sized redhead who broke the mold with her plump figure and light-hearted demeanor. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Depicts Tarantino’s Heroines As Pin-Up Girls

Recently we’ve seen other cool creations of a Russian artist Andrey Tarusov. This time he finds inspiration in movies of legendaty Quentin Tarantino. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Creates A New Pin-Up Calendar Inspired By Classic Masterpieces Of Kustodiyev And Bilibin

“My name is Andrew Tarusov (previously), and I’m a pin-up artist. You’ve probably already seen my work on the Internet or maybe you have one of my calendars. And today I am presenting my new calendar about Beautiful Russia of the Future to you! Continue reading »