My bathroom needs updating so I have decided to wallpaper the walls with classic pinup images from the famous and talented George Petty. George Petty (1894 – 1975) was an American pin-up artist. His pin-up art appeared primarily in Esquire and Fawcett Publications's True but was also in calendars marketed by Esquire, True and Ridgid Tool Company. Petty's Esquire gatefolds originated and popularized the magazine device of centerfold spreads. Reproductions of his work were widely rendered by military artists as nose art decorating warplanes during the Second World War, including the Memphis Belle, known as “Petty Girls”.
These images are amazing, and I have printed them all at about 10" on canvas and will be applying them to the freshly painted walls with wallpaper paste and overcoating them with acrylic. I can't wait to see the final result...nor will my 12 year old son. ;)