Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vintage Color Palette - Chicago Harbor

Vintage Color Palettes - Chicago Harbor - ponyboypress.com


Sunset colors here on this lovely vintage linen postcard from around 1940. These linen postcards still look so great with these rich and saturated colors. 

The hex codes for this palette are from left to right: 10aac6, b67ab1, f5cf67, f09b6f. 

Wondering what you can do with these palettes? Check out my post about Using Vintage Color Palettes and all you can do with them. You can also see all of them on the Vintage Color Palettes board on Pinterest.


Vintage Color Palette - The Scenic West

Vintage Color Palette - The Scenic West - ponyboypress.com
What a lovely vintage western color palette from the cover of this accordion postcard from around 1940. 

The hex color number are from left to right: f2e287, 602928, c22c23, 8ac2df. 

Wondering what you can do with these palettes? Check out my post about Using Vintage Color Palettes and all you can do with them. You can also see all of them on the Vintage Color Palettes board on Pinterest.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Zine now listed!

In Praise of Winter Zine by Ponyboy Press

The Portland Zine Symposium happened last month. It was a good time as usual and great to see some old friends and meet new ones. I made a zine about winter for the symposium. This is a zine I have been wanting to make for a while. It has illustrations, which is a new thing for me. It's a sweet and short zine about enjoying the quiet days in the post-holiday winter months. Hope you like it.


Here is a full picture of my table from the symposium:

Zines by Ponyboy Press

Also, now back in stock: Paper Crush #4 - the zine about collecting vintage postcards (which includes a vintage postcard)! and Imaginary Life #7.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Vintage Color Palettes - La Valencia Hotel

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I got a new Vintage Color Palette for you today. This one is a postcard from a La Jolla, California hotel - La Valencia Hotel.  The Hotel still exists and is quite grand and beautiful. The picture below is the closest I could find on the website to this spot. The tile is the same at least.

Wouldn't you just love to have a lemonade and a shrimp salad at this lovely vintage scene. I just love the avocado green and the slightly acid yellow. The seafoam green (or blue, whichever your slant) and the dusty salmon definitely make this a combo you don't see around today.

The hex colors for this palette are from left to right: 799661, eadb69, a7c1bc, e4a18d Wondering what you can do with them? See this post on How You Can Use Vintage Color Palettes.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Vintage Color Palette - Greetings from North Chicago

Vintage Color Palette - Greetings from Chicago - Ponyboy Press blog

This is a pretty pastel palette from a postcard sent in 1948. The message on this postcard is a gem and just as great as the image. It's like a poem on it's own, as is. It was sent from Pennsylvania to Maryland on 3/31/48. It reads:

Dear Schulers,

Congress has declared war on the termites. It will cost about $250 and the war will last two and a half days. Mom wants me to buy ten more chicks since she has to bother with a few. One went to chick heaven already. It's raining, but mom is washing the clothes. Erwin left a white shirt, the one with the book of chances. Anne called Andy yesterday, Dobby had pneumonia.
Love, Joe

At the top it says:  J.M.J.F. I wonder what that means.

The hex colors of this palette are from left to right: f8c7a1, aabb78, 95b0c3, c3bdce


Vintage Color Palette - You're a Cat

Vintage Color Palettes - Circa 1970 Cat postcard - Ponyboy Press blog
If you're looking for a bright colorful palette inspired by the late 60's and early 70's here is one for you. This vintage postcard doesn't have a date, but they began publishing in 1965 and they put out a lot of colorful comedy hippie and swinger type cards. I got a few of them when I got this one.

To me, this palette of turquoise, magenta, yellow and green is a unique collection of a specific version of these colors popular from the time.The turquoise has a little more green in it and is a bit softened. The magenta is super saturated and clear, the yellow has a good amount of orange in it and is dense and the green has more yellow in it - a version that was used a lot during that time. If you want the hex code numbers they are from left to right: 3ca9b4, d91d6e, ffd337, 69b643.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Vintage Color Palette - Bridge in Autumn


Bridge in Autumn Vintage Color Palettes on Ponyboy Press blog
These are some of my favorite colors together. You see these colors used a lot in 1940's bark cloth fabric.  I love the fall colors. I don;t know when this postcard was made, but it was mailed in 1962 from Kay in Campbell, California to her nephew Steve who was in the service in New Jersey. Maybe she collected the postcard on some earlier travels to the far East.

The hex color number are from left to right: b8571a, 176a6b, 85803f, a93b2f. Wondering what you can do with these palettes? Check out my post about Using Vintage Color Palettes and all you can do with them. You can also see all of them on the Vintage Color Palettes board on Pinterest.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vintage Color Palette - Sunset on the Desert

Vintage Color Palettes - Sunset on the Desert - ponyboypress.com

This vintage linen postcard caught my eye today and it won out over some autumnal themed postcard - which I'm sure autumn color Vintage Color Palettes will be coming soon.  

These dusty colors are a wonderful combination and capture sunset in the desert pretty good. If you want the hex codes for this palette they are from left to right: a1ac99, e0cb48, b4aabb, 909ab0

Sunday, September 15, 2013

three things

twenty four hour zine screen shot
I want to tell you all about a really great series of interviews on the Twenty Four Hour Zine blog. 

It's called Live Fast, Die Old! Conversations with Zinesters of a Certain Age. Long time zine maker Josh Medsker interviews zine makers like Ben Snakepit, Joe Biel, Ken Bausert and many others about being over a certain age and still making zines. 

Josh and I recently had a conversation for this series. You can see all of the conversations, including mine at the Twenty Four Hours Zine blog.

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Imaginary Life #3 - Ponyboy Press
I have a special re-release all color issue of my zine Imaginary Life 3#.  Imaginary Life #3 is 4 little zines - one for each season. It came out in 2003 and I always thought it was so pretty it seemed like a shame that people couldn't see it in color. So, for the ten year anniversary I printed up a very small amount of them in color. 

Imaginary Life#3 is all about my life over ten years ago. The struggles and deep thoughts of a single 30 something gal who had recently moved from California to Portland. IL#3 is in the Etsy shop now.

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Letter Writing Boot Camp - Paper Doll Army
Are you one of those people who misses the written letter? Were you a zine kid in the 90's and still pine for the days when people wrote back and forth and ordered zines through the mail? I was never one of those kids, but I do miss the written letter and I like the general aesthetic of writing a letter - the feel of the pen in your hand, the fast scratch of the pen to paper when your writing is trying to keep up with you head, the times of pondering and thinking as the page waits for your new thought.

If what you need is a kick in the pants to get back to writing through the mail, then the Radical Uprises's Letter Writing Bootcamp and Paper Doll Army Project is for you.  You order ration packs through the mail, you have missions and you get badges when you complete them. It's one of the brilliant, lovely and always uplifting projects from Jetta of the Radical Uprise. Check it out.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Vintage Color Palettes - East Greenwich High School


It's a back to school Vintage Color Palette today. Such lovely crisp fall colors. The hex color codes are from left to right: b03539, 97b44e, 54643b, 8e4929.  Happy September!

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