After a lifetime of drawing and an extensive career in graphic design, 50's Vintage Dame works exclusively in the field of retro-illustration. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia as a child she would spend all her pocket money buying Archie comics and then filling her days drawing pictures of Betty and Veronica. Obsessed with the visual aesthetics of 1940s-1950s, today she creates retro-themed vintage art addressing modern concepts by using the digital tools available in the 21st century. In her own words, exploring the concept of retro-futurism in a contemporary sense helps to identify our place in a post-pandemic world. Sci-fi novels and movies, and cartoons like The Jetsons are her biggest inspiration. The illustrator’s versatile, dynamic style, with the intense color palette and vibrant drawing technique, places her work in great demand by all sort of projects. On the Moon as well.
Children of the digital age will never know the joy of the bakelite rotary dial telephone. Trying to stretch the cord as far as possible so you can close the door and get some privacy in your bedroom. The weighty feel of the handpiece, the satisfying sensation as your finger is pulled back around after you have dialled the number. Halo!