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Old 02-22-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default The Style Of Bohn

In honor of the Friday art show, I thought I would post a variety of Bohn advertisements that I've collected over the years. While they aren't all entirely on-topic, they all do focus on form and shape - something you can never learn enough about. ...

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Old 02-22-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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this stuff just yells 1950
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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Its a shame things didnt really go this way.

Not too much today seems to have style for the sake of STYLE.....

Thanks for posting, I dont think I'd seen too many of these before.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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Retro retouched art....with the invinsible single action Paache!....no photoshop there.
heady stuff....... terrific!

One of the main reasons you do not see design like this(not style wise)
is that the bean counters have taken reign of nearly all companys and profit means more.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:14 AM   #5
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Those are awesome! But the Buick porthole'd tractor is definitely the weakest one of the bunch.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:17 AM   #6
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I wish I had an ounce of the talent that those guys possessed. Everything was so clean and driven. It really captures the optimism and promise for the future. Forward thinking and just plain god given talent make me stare in aww. I am telling you Ryan, I think that you should have a designer journal. You really have a good eye and a respect for this stuff. Cool Post!!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:37 AM   #7
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Beautiful examples of form triumphing over function.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:45 AM   #8
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I wish the future looked like the future.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
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Great post! I just love the beautiful streamlined look! Very art deco!
I agree with Jeff Norwell. You don't see very man y things like this nowadays-if any! Thanks!

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Old 02-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #10
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I wonder if you could find some of those in high enough res to print poster sized? that would be some cool art for the house.
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Wow, diggin' the levitating train (bus?) on the bridge in the 15th pic.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:57 AM   #12
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Wow, diggin' the levitating train (bus?) on the bridge in the 15th pic.
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Wow - if only things could have gone this way. We (as a global community, not just a nation) have lost touch with aesthetics for the sake of economical function. There are very few products and creations in any field that have the same mystique and purpose and, well, sexiness of designs like these.
It is kind of interesting though to note common things like the cruise ship(s) and tractor with the enclosed decks and cab. It kind of makes me think of how our forefathers would have visualized an environment so polluted the air wasn't safe to breathe. Like they were colonizing other planets on Robert Heinlein inspired worlds.
Neat doesn't come close.
On another side note, a lot of us (even you, Ryan) have had or still have experience as a graphic artist/designer. I don't know about you guys, but I'd give up my computer in a hearteat if I got to work with real paints and pencils and pens on a daily basis. How feakin cool would that be? WIth photoshop and illustrator, everyone can be a "designer" or at least think they are. A majority of us don't have the skills to lick these guys' shoes.
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I guess that's the same Bohn compamy that now produces refrigeration coils. I have always loved Art-Deco and "Jet Age" type design.
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ive never seen those before thanks for sharing
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:01 AM   #16
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I don't know about you guys, but I'd give up my computer in a hearteat if I got to work with real paints and pencils and pens on a daily basis. How feakin cool would that be? WIth photoshop and illustrator, everyone can be a "designer" or at least think they are. A majority of us don't have the skills to lick these guys' shoes.
YES, in a fuckin heartbeat.... ironic how people worked to make more efficient and cost effective tools by going digital, however lots of people i work with, old and young would love to go back to their paints and pencil's. not to say great things haven't been done since computers came into the picture.
the powers that be seem to think computers hold answers to their scheduling/budgeting concerns, "Sure we can do that effect, bigger and better than last year, but in HALF the time and HALF the cost!!". computers have irreversibly complicated my life.... poor me! poor us!

inspiring work for sure, in the not so distant future id like to trade my fulltime computer job for a more artistic one, like matte painting.... a healthy blend of creative freedumbz and technical know how.z... none of my experiences will go to waste. i don't think.
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? WIth photoshop and illustrator, everyone can be a "designer" or at least think they are. A majority of us don't have the skills to lick these guys' shoes.[/QUOTE]








Man....you don't know how right you are.....
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #18
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Man, that is exactly why I use more "traditional" methods of rendering, because I can and folks pay me to. If I was in someone else's studio in more of a production environment, I would have to use the modern methods. Thank God there are fellows like Norwell and Stupski (almost strictly vector), that manage to infuse warmth in there current art!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:15 AM   #19
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Plan59 is some good stuff I have been stealing pics for my desktop for a while.

Thanks for sharing the other Bohn pics.

New eye candy.

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Old 02-22-2008, 11:32 AM   #20
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Well, I trained in "the old school" of tech Illustration. Pencils, french curves, Rapidograph and Leroy pens, proportional dividers, isometric, dimetric, trimetric projection, Badger and Paasche airbrushes with friskit paper and rubber cement. Anyone else remember the smell of Bestine? In 1984 I was working at North American Rockwell on the B-1 project when my bosses gave me a choice. They were bringing in a computer system to do Tech Illustration and needed a guinea pig, a "lead user" to train on it first and help get the bugs worked out before they brought it into wide use. The second choice was to take over the spot of the guy who did all of the high end concept illustrations, though they didn't do many of those in those days. He worked in everything, pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, watercolor and airbrush. His name was Bob Stelter, nice guy, was a turret gunner on B24s. Well, my head won out over my heart and I went the computer route. I still have most of my drawing tools and my airbrushes. have to get my son through college and set and then it's bye-bye cubicle and hello drawing board and garage.

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True dat. On my best day I couldn't qualify to clean the paint brushes of someone like Walker or Walter Dorwin Teague.

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