Retro Illustrations – Visual Nostalgia
Though we all wish to keep step with the time and use all the conveniences, offered by the modern lifestyle, a great amount of people still express keen interest to numerous things from the past, which are commonly categorized as retro: for example, retro furniture, retro cars, retro movies, retro music, etc. What is so special about retro things, that is capable of attracting the attention of not only collectors and antique dealers, but many ordinary people as well? Let’s be honest: even today, in the era of hybrid cars and iPads, would you refuse to have a ’69 Camaro SS in your garage or the original Marilyn Monroe poster on the wall of your living room? Definitely not… because there is some mystique power of attraction and charm in all the things classified as retro.
Well, Cruzine is a design-related magazine, so we cannot speak for the classic cars, but we can speak for the classic visual designs for sure. Today, we have prepared a collection of retro illustrations, mostly posters and commercial graphics, to share with our readers. These graphical illustrations were created in the pre-digital era, and that makes them significantly different from the digital art of today. Manually created, these illustrations look really true and sincere, even lacking the perfection of lines, colors, and that striking naturalness and 3D effects ensured by modern illustration techniques… However, maybe that’s the key secret of retro illustrations – they were created manually and thus they remain the pure results of human imagination and skills with no artificial additives involved.