Friday, August 21, 2009

That Gnome Van

... has rapidly risen up in the ranks of my flickr photos. And for good reason - it's just damn cool. When I was a child in the 1970's, the cool thing to have was a van with over the top airbrushed images, usually of partially clothed women, a sword of some sort, and if a lightning bolt could be slipped in somewhere, all the better. They were mostly Frank Frazetta inspired if I recall correctly.

Now, we associate overly painted vans with minimal windows with... well, shall we say "lesser elements" of society. But I still can't help but be amazed at this kind of attention to detail, and patience.

I know nothing about the owner, if he is here, please announce yourself and tell us a bit about your work of art.

Pics posted here for posterity.





3 comments:

  1. I had to repost about this gnome-tastic van - LOVE IT. I used two of your pics - please let me know if you have any concerns about this and I will take them down.

    Hope we find out more about this bus!

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  2. That is my DREAM car. I have been hoarding gnome and shroom fabric so that I can live the dream someday. The van needs curtains and upholstery after all.

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  3. It's for sale:
    http://elementhis.blogspot.com/2010/01/that-gnome-van.html#comments

    -Melissa

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