Since it has been years since these ladies have seen each other, she asked me to make some cards for the occasion to give to her friends. We wanted to create something with a 60's feel but, good recycler that I am, I didn't have many magazines left on hand with photos of the Beatles, record players, and the like.
Then, during my pre-spring cleaning the other day, I came across two vintage Look magazines I bought from an antique store a few years ago. These were from '70 and '71 and full of vintage cars, record players, color TVs, and cigarette ads galore. Goldmine!
As a young twenty-something, I worry that my notion of 1960's America is probably highly idealized and far from the reality of that time period. Nonetheless, I hoped to capture a bit of the essence of that time for these ladies who experienced it first hand. Bright colors and a select few vintage images hopefully did the trick.
I'll leave you with this: a video of the Fab Four themselves at Shea Stadium performing "Twist & Shout," my personal favorite.