at the Retrovert you'll find a large collection of vintage graphics
that have been carefully restored and applied to new products
like t-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, greeting cards, postcards,
and coffee mugs.
a joy to keep these designs alive. Some are breathtaking, especially
the bold graphic works of some of the WPA artists, and some are
a bit amusing from the vantage of our 21st century seats. The
propaganda posters can take on whole new meanings, seventy years
later. But we're not here to mock what looks dated and retro today;
you need to view this, as you would any survivor, in the context
of its time and place.
main page for each department has some information about the
origin of the designs, and we hope you'll find that of interest.
The amount of retouching varies from one collection to another
- with the Modern Mechanix magazine covers being the most heavily
restored, and probably the sheet music the least.
to the departments (listed at the left) we invite you to visit our
Special Collections, on the right. These are, well, special; usually
more heavily edited and remade than the Department art, we've taken
some liberties and embellished them, and.... well, you'll see.
what, you are asking, is a Retrovert, anyway?
look at it this way. It's possible that you're an introvert. It's
possible that you're an extrovert. But if you've stayed on this
page this long, we're pretty sure that you're a Retrovert. There's
a little place inside you that's looking neither in nor out, but
that's why we think you're here.