Monday, May 6, 2013

Talk of the Town Bowling Calendar '62

Osborne Kemper Thomas, Inc., Cincinnati OH, produced this funny bowling themed calendar in 1961 to be released the following year with the intention of making every month of 1962 a hilarious one for the bowler in your life. Nicely packaged in a tie sized, bright red flat box with a repeated "Talk of the Town" patten on both sides, each illustrated calendar page inside came spiral bound and could eventually be torn away and mailed to someone as a postcard as well (see back side scan at the bottom of the post.) Anyone know who the artist is here?















6 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

that's pretty cool! i think i prob bowl like the guy in the April pic.

i really love the font on the months and numbers! and the woman trying to wrap the bowling ball!

Karswell said...

I like Mr March trying to sneak in at 2am with a ripped ball sack

Mr. Cavin said...

I like the nighttime illustration for September. And the simple one with the dude looking through the crosshairs on the ball. I also like that you said "spiral bind" since that's Kinko's lingo. Sounds to me like you've got a zine or two--and lots of band flyers of course--in your past.

Karswell said...

I do... too many to count, in fact

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Love the manic look in these drawings!

Karswell said...

No kiddin', Chris! If anyone knows anything about the artist, please drop us a line here-- thanks!