vacation memos

I’ve been holding onto these vacation planners since I was 14 years old. I had come across the pair while sifting through boxes in my Grandmother’s garage and remember falling in love with the cover illustration.  (I was a bit of an all-things-mid-century geek back then and still am.)

I loved and still love the wiry arms, thick legs and almost non-existent feet of the people. I love the forest green bathing suit paired with the white-framed sunglasses.  I love the wonky wheels of the bicycle. I love the chunky red type of the “Vacation” with the thin blue loops of the “Memos”. I love how you can’t quite make out what the camera man is taking a picture of. And I love how everyone’s floating carelessly in a sky of blue while the sun smirks on rather deviously.

Inside each booklet are little checklists and charts with headings such as “What to take”, “Expenses” and “People I Met”.  On the Things To Do Before Leaving page it recommends notifying the mailman, milkman, breadman and police. They were printed in 1954 for the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company’s Vacation Club.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “vacation memos”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Hello

My name is Ashley Barron and I'm a Toronto based illustrator. This is my online show & tell of new artwork and anything else I find inspiring. Thanks for taking a look :)

my website:

New Book!

Kyle Goes Alone

Archives

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join me on Instagram :)

Pansies Big spoon / Little spoon Restricting myself to this colour palette for some much needed personal work. Scroll to see so far. #HenriRousseau 🐯 Yeti hunting Nori's tail. (From a couple weeks ago.) Baby #DinosaurKale "Make your own fairy garden" illustration for @cwf_fcf 's Wild Magazine. 🐚🌼🍄 Making a fairy garden, starting with some #butterflyweed 🦋🌿

%d bloggers like this: