Graphic Design: Rigid Tools
Ah, the ’50’s, when a company named Rigid Tools could use pin-up girls for their calendars. Painted by George Petty (primarily known for his Petty Girl series of paintings in Esquire – one of the premiere pin-up artists of the 30’s – 60’s), these are a very odd combination of stylized pin-up with detailed tool illustration. They don’t make a lot of sense but they sure are beautifully done. Rigid only used Petty for a few years then switched to photography, which also have their own weird charm.