Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How to Have Fun on Roller Skates

Collecting old booklets from the 1950's seriously doesn't get much better than this one, especially if you're a fan of great illustration and design as much as roller skating! Adjusting, steering, safety and care, stunts, games-- it's all here, so strap on your wheels and get rollin'! Just stay out of the street, fool!!


























PLUS! A gorgeous skate rink / panty shot sticker that I saw on ebay!

10 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Say, that bonus is my favorite thing I've seen today--excellent upskirt rollergirl telling me she loves me in hand signs. Make a good coaster.

Mykal said...

Love the "How-To" page for skating. All the pictures look the same to me for the different steps! Nontheless, fantastic 50s graphic design.

Love the new Avatar!

Karswell said...

>that bonus is my favorite thing I've seen today

Great, glad I spent all that time scanning the booklet then, haha

>Nontheless, fantastic 50s graphic design.

Just like doing the Hokey Pokey, Mykal-- that's what it's all about!

Got a quickie post coming up as I prepare a much larger, much spookier post for the weekend. Thanks for the comments!

leesa said...

Gorgeous!

I remember seeing at a Garage Sale (and I'm still kicking myself for not buying it) a really nifty little pamphlet like this about Flying a Kite. I think it was produced by P. G. & E. and starred Reddy Kilowatt.

I also saw some other neato ones starring Rock and Bullwinkle too. Ever seen 'em?

They remind me of those amazing educational Science Films that Bell Labs financed and were Produced by Frank Capra. Hemo the Magnificent and Meteora: The Unchained Goddess were my faves.

Karswell said...

Not familiar with the kite flying brochure, Leesa-- but if it's like this one I'll definitely be on the look out for it!

Craftypants Carol said...

man - this is so cute!! i like the upskirt sticker but maybe not as much as some of the menfolk here :) - but all the images of the kids skating around are soooo freaking great! they're so happy and cute!!! i love that basement scene :)

Mr. Cavin said...

Aw, come on. She's glowing!

Craftypants Carol said...

i guess glowing isn't what i look for in an upskirt skater lady shot :)

now if she was carrying a cupcake.....

Karswell said...

Double your scream hole fun!

Craftypants Carol said...

:O