Saturday, June 18, 2016

Calvart Party Encyclopedia '64 (*UPDATED!!!)

Compiled and edited in 1964 by Calvert Distillers Company New York, NY, this complete guide to home entertaining has everything you need to know from drink recipes and party menus, to unusual party ideas and planning. It's also loaded with wonderfully uncredited illustrations by someone with a very appealing style... here are just a few from this nearly 100 page "encyclopedia" of host and hostessing.

UPDATED: Mr. Cavin does it again! Not only did he color some of these images and add textures, but he collaged them together into one big super rad cocktail party-- hurrah!!


Craftypants Carol said...

super cute! i love the ice cubes with the corners where the lines go over. but what i really really love are those teeny weeny drawings of drinks on the little bottles in the last image! man!

Mr. Cavin said...

Since Carol and I are, apparently, essentially similar, I was also totally going to point out those awesome ice cubes (and especially that punch bowl iceberg in the third image). I love all of them.

They need to be colored up, I think.

Mr. Karswell said...

Always looking forward to colored versions of anything by ya, Mr. C! Can't wait to see your colored take on ice cubes where the lines go over the corners!