Sunday, April 22, 2018

P A R K I N G . . . in art and life

a photograph of a packed 1941 parking lot
Parking is a metaphor for life.  It involves hunting, stealth, inventiveness, assertiveness,
risk and skill.  More importantly it requires rules and cooperation from rational adults.
       
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Disney animation
     
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a catalog illustration of 1867 hitching posts
1867 hitching posts for parking horses in the time of cowboys,  although they
were used everywhere else too.
       
P A R K I N G
       
a store catalog illustration of 1880 hitching posts
1880 hitching posts:  it's 13 years later, and the modern world was speeding up wildly
with these sleek marvels of public horse-parking
       
P A R K I N G
       
Niagara Falls parking 1958, a color photograph
Niagara Falls,  1958     see full size
       
P A R K I N G
       
Niagara Falls parking 1958, a color photograph
Niagara Falls,  1958     click twice for full size
       
P A R K I N G
       
Liverpool Ladies by William H. Hays 2008, two ships at dock
William H. Hays,  2008
       
P A R K I N G
       
a color photograph of a red streamline scooter, 1940s?
a streamline-style child's scooter,  1940s?     click twice
       
P A R K I N G
       
Eric Ravilious, wagons parked
wagons by Eric Ravilious     click twice
       
P A R K I N G
       
a Frank R. Paul illustration about parking
a Frank R. Paul illustration, 1940s?
       
P A R K I N G
       
Al Feldstein for EC comicsAl Feldstein for EC comics

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Stow Wengenroth art 1947, a city street at night
Stow Wengenroth art,  1947     click twice


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a photograph of "The Universal" a 1915 domestic garage turntable"Universal", a 1915 domestic garage turntable 
       
P A R K I N G
       
a Bruce McCall humorous illustration of megaparkinga Bruce McCall humorous illustration
                     
P A R K I N G
       

who is the artist?     click twice
      
P A R K I N G
       
a photograph of a 1960s shopping mall parking lota bird's-eye view of a 1960s shopping mall parking lot
     
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poster art of a TWA Star Stream passenger jet, 1960a TWA Star Stream passenger jet,  1960
     
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Glenn Barr art
Glenn Barr art       see full size
      
P A R K I N G
       
an illustration of a 1950s carport for public parkinga 1950s carport for public parking
       
P A R K I N G
       
a photograph of 1960 lighting for a home carport, "Six lamps dramatize this small garden at end of car port"1960 lighting for a home carport  "Six lamps dramatize this small garden at end of car port"
      
P A R K I N G
       
a color illustration of a 1957 Chrysler parked poolside
a 1957 Chrysler     see full size 
          
P A R K I N G
       
a David Pelham airbrush illustrationa David Pelham airbrush illustration
       
P A R K I N G
       
a color photograph of Robot from the 1960s television series Lost in Space
missing handclamps:  'Robot'  from the 1960s television series Lost in Space
      
P A R K I N G
       
a color illustration of a 1933 dirigible hangara 1933 dirigible being pulled from a giant hangar
       
P A R K I N G
       
a 1948 used car dealership layout illustrationa 1948 used car dealership:  the table is where the screwing takes place
      
P A R K I N G
       
an Alfredo Baruffi color illustration, 1874
Alfredo Baruffi, 1874:  this magazine illustration used
split fountain printing, very ambitious for those
early days of color printing     click twice
         
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Metro Astra, cheap retrofuture
Future parking from the 1950s:  four separate images awkwardly photo-collaged into one
          
P A R K I N G
        
   "An automatic garage that parks them by proxy"
       
P A R K I N G
          
a John Lockwood Kipling pen illustration of a kneeling elephant with cab
a John Lockwood Kipling illustration     click twice
       
P A R K I N G
       
a color photograph of a 1951 Doray Willys-Special parked on the beach a 1951 Doray Willys-Special parked on the beach
        
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