Item description for Halloween: Vintage Holiday Graphics (Icons) by Ed. Jim Heimann, Steven Heller & Jim Heimann...
Trick or treat (smell my feet!) A guaranteed trip down memory lane, this book celebrates All Hallows' Eve in American graphic and print media from the early 1900s to the '60s. Featuring witches, ghouls, ghosts, and jack-o-lanterns, the scariest postcards and decorations, the silliest costumes and candid photos are collected here. With an introduction tracing the unexpected history of Halloween and its traditions, Vintage Halloween is a nostalgic tribute to one of America's favorite holidays.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
ISBN 382284585X ISBN13 9783822845851
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More About Ed. Jim Heimann, Steven Heller & Jim Heimann
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at SVA, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times. He is editor of AIGA VOICE and contributing editor to Print, Eye, Baseline and I.D. magazines. He is the author of more than 120 books on design and popular culture. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Veronique Vienne has worked at a number of US magazines as art director, and is the author of The Art of Doing Nothing and The Art of Imperfection. A frequent contributor to Graphis and Metropolis magazines, she lives in Paris."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Halloween: Vintage Holiday Graphics (Icons)?
Not what I expected Mar 14, 2008
I was expecting this book to not only show vintage graphics but also a description of each graphic, but to my dissappoitment it does not include any text. Also, the binding cuts off a lot of the pictures and makes it difficult to open completely flat. That being said, this is a wonderful book with interesting photos. I would definetly recommend this to someone looking for a picture book, but definetly not to someone who is looking for descriptions and origins of these fascinating graphics. This book includes pictures of children on halloween, postcards, and old advertisements from the 1900's-1960's.
Great little book. Nov 9, 2007
This book is packed with great vintage illustrations from Halloweens past. As an artist who is heavily inspired buy Halloween imagery this book has been invaluable. I actually ended up wearing mine to pieces. But for the price it's really hard to complain. A little book glue and it's as good as new. This book is one of my favorite in my collection. Definitely worth the cheap price tag for anyone who is into this kind of thing.
Fun and yet, made me feel a bit old!!! Oct 18, 2007
I really enjoyed this book of vintage Halloween goodies and images - some I still have from the time I was a small child (I won't tell how long ago that was!!). A true enjoyment for the favorite party-time ever! Makes me want to say "Merry Halloween" to everyone - a commonly used title on the really old cards/images.
Not much to it. Jan 13, 2007
A couple of the graphics stood out, most weren't very interesting. A lot of vintage ads with no real artistic value.
Really cool pictures Sep 16, 2006
I love looking through this book, Halloween is my favorite holiday and these old graphics make me feel all nostalgic. I even got one of the pictures tattooed on my back shoulder. Cool book.