DIY Sexism, Subverted
July 15, 2014 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Sexist 60's embellish-your-own-suggestively-posed-women notepads, subverted. David Jablow takes vintage novelty doodle pads with the outlines of nude women and gives them awesome contexts. (Original image is arguably NSFW)
posted by jzed (11 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite
Charles Crumb, brother of Robert, did it back in the fifties when applying to Famous Artists School. See the documentary 'Crumb' for details.
posted by IndigoJones at 6:38 PM on July 15, 2014 [4 favorites]

Some of which that have been published in book form by AdHouse!

I always found what Jablow did with these to be delightful -- it was something that was meant to be sexist and he turned it into something fun.
posted by darksong at 6:42 PM on July 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

Wow. Most of these are good, but the minotaur one is beyond smashing.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:52 PM on July 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

Very, very, very good.
posted by lovableiago at 7:08 PM on July 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

I like how he uses 1960s/1970s genre tropes in upending casual 1960s/70s sexism.
posted by jonp72 at 7:16 PM on July 15, 2014 [4 favorites]

Those are a lot more fun and interesting than the originals.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:38 PM on July 15, 2014

As awesome as a lot of these are, don't assume they come from a feminist perspective. Check out the preview PDF from the AdHouse link above to see some mud-wresting wardrobe-malfunctioning pinup babes being watched by a disinterested man with a hose.
posted by kitarra at 7:42 PM on July 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

What is the cat burglar stealing? The head looked like the sphinx thingy from the George Pal version of The Time Machine, but that can't be right?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:06 PM on July 15, 2014

You might remember seeing the idol from the back.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 11:23 PM on July 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

Of course! I'm so silly.

Just as long as it wasn't one of those godawful crystal skulls....
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:30 PM on July 15, 2014

I love these so so much.
posted by RainyJay at 1:25 AM on July 16, 2014

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