Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pulp Fiction: Inspired Cover Art


Perhaps I've been on Netflix and Hulu a bit too much as of late- watching old film noir flicks. But my recent photos and listing my collection of 1950s whimsies and hats, with a little tweaking could easily make some great pulp fiction covers, don't you think?



I had a lot of fun on PicMonkey (again!) making these faux Noir covers, and I'm taking part of Teal Tuesday today, and getting inspired by all the lovely chatter amongst patterns for Shiny T Tuesday at Flight Living Platform.

Ok, I'm back to the grindstone, listing for the shops, and trying to earn my keep. Happy Tuesday, peeps!

35 comments:

Une femme said...

Oh Bravo, bravo! These are brilliant.

Anne M Bray said...

Santa Diablo -- !Mamacita!

I picked up some great pulps the last time I was at Powell's in PDX. So lurid.

I've been enjoying these hat shots. Looks like you're having fun with it!
I finally found the negs of me in my 1978 hat designs -- will post once I get my neg-converter/digitizer gadget.

Shybiker said...

Cute covers. And thanks, Bella, for the t-shirt and homemade card I received today. Very sweet of you to remember me.

Patti said...

fabulous! "She looked like trouble. Then again, I like trouble." : >

Lynn Dylan said...

I love them ALL!!!

xoxo
Lynn

Zalina Walton said...

Awesome cover!

Veshoevius said...

Tee hee! Santa Diablo is my favourite!

Marla Robinson said...

These covers are so cool. Well done.

No fear of fashion said...

Love it. You did such a good job. Had to laugh. They really make you want to see the movie or read the book.
You should offer your services as book cover designer.

Val Sparkle said...

I love your posters! You should definitely use those in your Etsy shop - and for Rosebud magazine.

And thanks for mentioning Teal Tuesday. I had seen it somewhere and couldn't remember where. Fortunately I already have my teal outfit post!

Cheers!

bucklebuttonzip.com said...

Fantastic idea! You do belong on the cover of a magazine. Fun idea Bella!
x Laura

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

You make a brilliant femme fatal. Can we do a Noir Heroine day? You'd be completely glam, packin' a piece in your garter and sipping a Gimlet. Icey eyed through the veil of you hat, of course.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

These are so cool. It would be neat to have prints of these enlarged for your house.

bisous
Suzanne

Diane Costanza said...

Love these! They look like the real thing. Wouldn't that be a great gift for a friend's birthday?

Linda Wolf said...

Brilliant, Bella! I especially got a kick out of the last one. Gotta love Film Noir!

thorne garnet said...

way cool. I need to try this picmonkey thing.

The Style Crone said...

Keep them coming. Very glamorous and compelling.

no more frump said...

Oh my gosh Bella, thank you so much for the Teal Tuesday mention and incredible participation. I absolutely love the teal hat and your words on the photo. You look incredible. Isn't teal beautiful? You definitely brought us luck. Thank you again for your support. This means so much to me.
http://no-more-frump.blogspot.com/

Debbie Baker Burns said...

These are the most creative things!!! They are just like the covers I see on the vintage rack at the Bookstore...good job!! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Ofelia said...

Being inspire be watching film noir flicks is a cool thing already and then looking so darn cool on your photos is the best part of it!
I'm all about la Santa Diablo and the fact that instead of a miracle he got her!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Amazing!!

Joni James said...

Love this!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Wonderful my dear! You have a true gift for styling theses shots... what a fabulous way to show your pieces! I am truly inspired!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I love your magazine covers, and these ones are particularly inspired ("He prayed for a miracle but got her instead"!). I have a little crush on the teal with the feathers and netting!

seƱora Allnut said...

wouuaa!, awesome and funny covers, absolutely pulp-fictioned!, and you look fabulously mysterious and pretty!, love that Santa Diablo story, really fascinating!
besos & pulp

menopauselsupermodel said...

How COOL are these???? I am impressed with your graphic skillz!!

Emalina said...

Hello gorgeous! I love each and every one of your covers, amazing stuff and perfect to showcase your smouldering cover girl glamour!

Rosalind said...

Yep - I'm with Emmalina on your "smouldering cover girl glamour".
Now I want to read your version of these pulp fiction tales too...

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

they're all great but I especially love the last one!

Mrs. D said...

These are so cool! What a fabulous idea! My favourite hat has to be the teal one :)

pastcaring said...

These noir-style covers are beautiful, Bella. You look amazing. And deadlier than the male! xxx

Sasha said...

Oh! These are so brilliant and fun! I found myself formulating stories past your covers. :)

Reva Ford said...

This post is bloomin' brilliant! Great concept, imagination, creativity!!!! so inspired :)
Hugs,
Reeves

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

OOOOH, you are gorgeous in all your guises!!! Makes me actually want to read one of those books!! XXOO

Cloud of Secrets said...

Oh, I love this idea, as I have some sort of perverse and undeniable love for pulp fiction covers, third wave feminist that I am. I may steal your idea, but I will certainly point folks back to your post! That teal feathered topper is divine.

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