La Boca for those of you who don’t know. Means mouth in Italian. But this has nothing to do with that. These guys are a bunch of very popular illustrators. Maybe you heard of them already. Maybe not. I know I haven’t. They specialize in designs for film, music, fashion and a little something called curiously awesome. I think it’s what Atari would feel like if it were acid. So swallow these down. They’ll give you a pretty good buzz. Bringing you to a place where all you can see is a 1950′s sci-fi robot. Holding a big myriad-colour name. I think it reads “Retrocolour-tronic.” And you’ll see strange objects float all around you. Behind a velvet black backdrop.
The 50′s were, to me, visually speaking, the sexiest decade. While pin-ups are my favorite, these come in second. They were created by Edward Kwong, a cool Canadian (Vancouver to be exact) who lays down sharp lines, definitions, and chiseled faces reminiscent of 50s Ad posters and comic books. His illustrations are very angular and their precision is no-nonsense. For more variety, you can check out some of his current sketches here. [ Continue Reading ]