The retrofication of everyday things, especially technology gadgets, has become very popular over the past year. Another retro niche that we are seeing a lot of creative artists have fun with is pin-up art. Pin-up art is fun because it’s nice to look at, and there are unlimited applications for how you can redesign it in your art. Pin-up art is retrofication with a twist since it takes the old and makes it new again instead of traditional retrofication which does the opposite.
For example, have you ever seen men in pin-up poses before? Yeah, it’s wacky in a sarcastically funny way. Then there was the artist who created some amazing 2D pin-up paintings which are an unbelievable example of artistic talent and patience. I have no idea how he was able to achieve that look with just paint.
Maria Danalakis, a graphic artist and illustrator, is also inspired by pin-up art. She’s created her own take on Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, all in retro pin-up style. These are sassy and spunky, and they could be perfect for the female fatale in your life. My favorite one is the cupcake pin-up girl because I like her pink cupcakey hair with the cherry on top. You can purchase these prints and see all of her illustrations in her Etsy Store.