Pop Art Surfboards

Canvas Pop Art Surf Print by Trolleyla

We are in full summer swing, and I just happened to come across the surfing cult classic film “The Endless Summer.” I don’t even surf, but I do know that surfing for real surfers has become like the freeways in L.A… too crowded and not worth the hassle. It made me smile when Bruce Brown, the filmmaker, explained the “bikini” for those who were shocked by such flimsy beach attire. The film was released in 1966, and if you want a glimpse back in time to when your biggest life’s dream could be as simple as wearing a bikini all around the world and following the summer, waves, and surf music, then this is your ticket!
Go Gidget!

Endless summer film 1966

Poster for "The Endless Summer"

endless summer film still

Going out, 1960s style

bikinis on the beach 10960s

sandra dee as gidget

Gidget and Moondoggie

Of course, I have already 1960′d some of my favorite beach and surf images for my stores… the first image is available on Etsy printed on canvas! Just some happy colorful summer surf art :)

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Apparently, vintage typewriters are a collectors dream and commanding high prices! It seems we all treasure the design and style of retro.  The pink typewriter photo instantly made me read this article in The Wall Street Journal (see it here).

Of course I instantly wanted one, so I set off this weekend to all the great thrifts and second hand stores I know to find my own… and that proved utterly fruitless.  I guess finding such a gem is going to cost you… not that I would even use it! I just want to have it. And as the Journal says, Cormac McCarthy didn’t write “No Country for Old Men” on a computer! Maybe we have too much tecnology?

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