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The Ordered Chaos of Pr0x-E

I’m an member of local PS3 gaming forum, PS3ZA, and I get to interact with a diverse bunch of people. Aside from our shared love of gaming, I also get a chance to see people’s other sideline interests. Just the other day I spotted some fantastic illustrations by by PS3ZA member and fellow Capetonian, Pr0x-E. I wanted to see and know more about him so I got on the blower and asked him a couple of questions. Have a gander at the interview and a small collection of his images after the jump.


Pin-ups and Propaganda

Russian illustrator Valery Barykin combines sexy pin-ups and that of Soviet Union propaganda to create a set of posters that you’d be hard-pressed to ignore.

Barykin uses perky pin-up models to drive home social issues such as how timely vaccination is key to stave off disease, how books make better girlfriends, and how gun-toting farmers shouldn’t scare young ladies disrobing in their wheat fields.

See some of his designs after the jump.

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Robert Downey, Jr: The Pinup Girl

If you ever dream about seeing a union of Robert Downey, Jr and a vintage pinup, you should probably dream a little better. However, this is the Internet and someone out there will be more than happy to make your dreams come true. For funsies, Tumblr user see-globes has used the power of Photoshop to marry the head of People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive (2009) and the bodies of old-fashioned calendar girls. Unsurprisingly, the results are hilarious.

See Robert Downey, Jr, the pinup girl after the jump.


Under the Skin: See-Thru Pin-ups

When it comes to sexy pin-ups, we’ve admired the quaint, vintage hotties and dead sexy lasses but we’ve never seen them quite like this before. The pin-ups in this calendar may interest those who want to see a little more than the superficial details.

See the good bone structure of the x-ray pin-up girls after the jump, it’s possibly NSFW unless you’re on someone else’s computer.

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Dead Sexy Zombie Pin-Ups

Lord, where are my braaaaiinnsss at? Six months through 2010 and I just remembered about the dead sexy girls that grace My Zombie Pinup’s yearly calendar.

It’s vintage 1950s pin-ups versus classic zombies. We know you’d hit that…with a spade. See this years’ Miss Zombie January through to Miss Zombie December after the jump – possibly NSFW on the account of necrotic flesh.

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Quaint Vintage Pinups by Enoch Bolles

Enoch Bolles was an Art Deco era illustrator best known for his pin-up cover art for the movie magazine, FILM FUN. The magazine didn’t take itself very seriously and initially had comedians on its covers, but from 1923 Bolles was painting sexy, fun-loving, voluptuous pin-up girls in different states of undress, much to the joy of the male readership I’m sure. By 1943 when the magazine fell foul of the Postmaster General’s campaign against “salacious” material, Bolles has painted 200 covers for FILM FUN.

By today’s standards Bolles’ provocative pin-up are pretty tame. They’re quite quaint actually, have a look at some of them after jump. Depending on the tolerance of your coworkers, the covers may be NFSW.

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Pin-ups and Junk Food

After a day of reconciliation binge drinking, both Lucy Furr and I are feeling a tad fragile. I don’t quite know what hangover cure would do best, but I’m thinking it has to be junk food, with a side order of pin-up girls.

Toronto-based illustrator Wendy Ding has created a series entitled “Food Girls” that placed sexy naked women in unexpected scenes, for example in between a hot dog roll, smothered in tomato sauce. I know what you’re thinking and yes, I too would love a hot dog roll right about now. The Food Girls series can be seen after the jump – there are exposed boobies so view with caution.

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Alt Porn With The Suicide Girls

“Alt Porn” (naked women with tattoos and/or neon-colored hair) is commonplace now. The Suicide Girls kicked off the movement, making even more pictures of naked girls available on the Interwebs. They are hardly alternative – most of these pinup vixens look like models but you can’t please everyone I suppose. Since their inception many copycat sites have sprung up, but the Suicide Girls will always hold a special place in people’s pants hearts (at USD 4.00 a month).

Here’s a small gallery.

77 sexy Suicide Girls can be seen at COED Magazine.

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Zombie Pin-Ups: Where Beauty Eats BRAAAAIINNS

Brains are an acquired taste, and My Zombie Pin-Up showcases pin-ups who not only like brains, but would love to eat them too. Completely awesome and slightly disturbing at the same time.

Hit the jump to see Miss Zombie January through to Miss Zombie December.

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Pin-ups by Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos is an American Pop Artist who produced art that celebrated aspects of popular culture as represented in mass media. And by art I mean nude pin-ups posing next to large, out-of place, and somewhat phallic objects like cigars and coke bottles.

Hit the jump to see more. [NFSW]