We here at Retro-a-go-go! have a love for vintage style far beyond the jewelry, clothing, cars and advertising of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. There are many kinds of under appreciated and undiscovered gems of art and design. One of them is vintage toy packaging.
The illustrators and designers that worked on these consumer products are, for the most part, unknown. Their talents are unmistakable. Hand rendered type, logos, graphics and painted illustrations jump out at the viewer. And they had to. Imagine competing for the attention of an adolescent? The graphics had to grab a kid by their imaginations and not let go!
Following are a few examples of toy packaging that still grab us- and won’t let go. We wish we had them in our collection of rare toys- but the images will have to do.
If it’s December it must be time for the annual gathering of the tribe at Chin’s Tiki in Livonia! Vendors, artists, music and of course discount tropical drinks are all on tap for the night. And Retro-a-go-go! will be there as usual with a very select group of products and show specials. Also, artist Doug P’gosh will be there with prints and other cool goodies. And don’t forget there’s a DJ and 2 shows from the master of the xylophone- Roland Remmington! With all of this going on, how can you miss it? Skip the company Christmas party and join Retro-a-go-go! for a cold one @ Chin’s!
Our last show of the year! Wa-hoo!
Take advantage of the last few hours to score FREE SHIPPING on all domestic US retail orders and 30% off all international retail orders! We will refund your credit card within 24 hours of shipping your item- guaranteed! And with almost 1,000 different items in stock, you can find something for everyone on your list! From a wonderful gift for under the tree to terrific stocking stuffers, Retro-a-go-go! has got you covered for the holidays!
Ready? Set? Shop!
If you find yourself in Southeastern Michigan this weekend, make sure you swing by Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor. Indie artists and vendors will be selling unique gifts for the holidays. And what better way to shop than all cozy, warm and with brew in hand?
Retro-a-go-go! will be there with some great show specials that will be difficult to resist….
This weekend, Retro-a-go-go! will be making a rare retail appearance in Woodstock IL! This Friday, October 5th starting at 6 p.m. and Saturday the 6th at 8.am. the Retro booth will be open for business. We’ll have loads of new products, rare stuff we don’t sell on line, and super show special pricing. Plus a table of close-outs, dinged merch and more where you can score even better deals.
And if that weren’t enough, artist Doug P’gosh will be introducing his latest painting, selling new and favorite prints and resin kits he designed with Jimmy Flintstone. Stop by and say hello!
The show is on, rain or shine. Be ready to peruse hundreds of great cars, listen to a line up of great bands and shop the wares of loads of vendors and artists.
There’s a great new magazine hitting the stands and it covers everything about the Rockabilly scene. The girls, the tattoos, the cars, the music and the vendors, like us, that make products for the Rockabilly audience.
You can read a very nice article about the history of Retro-a-go-go!, what got us started and where we are headed in issue number 2 of the mag.
Besides us, the magazine is filled with beautiful pictures, great articles and a very nice layout. From the paper stock to the fonts- this magazine is all class! Check it out!
A worthy read...
If you are a wholesale customer and you will be visiting Magic/Pool Tradeshow this week, in fabulous Las Vegas, NV, make sure to stop by the Retro-a-go-go! booth at Pool, booth number 231.
Shop our brand new introductions, check out the best sellers presently in our line, preview some of our newest concepts, and score some great show special pricing! We are also happy to talk about volume discounts, custom products and any other questions you can throw at us!
See you there Monday August 20th thru Wednesday August 22!
If you live in the Chicago area, mark your calendar! Sunday August 26th, Maximum Tattoo, Deerfield Illinois, a group gallery show, music, prizes, tattoos, pin-up contest and more! And, our favorite in house artist, Doug P’gosh will be unveiling his latest work at the show.
Check out the posters below for all the greasy details!
The art of mighty Mitch O'Connell!
And, if you are still standing at 6 p.m…. and you don’t have a job to report to on Monday, head to the Cubby Bear for music to make your ears bleed! An after party worth quitting your job for! What the hell, their’s plenty of jobs out there – you can get another one!
What else do you need to know?
Well… they need to be in stock parasol designs. You can buy as many as you want. You only have a day or 2 to grab ‘em. They make a fantastic shady spot for yourself at any outdoor event. From car shows to art shows to summer concerts, you’ll look good and be easy to spot!
And if protecting your skin, staying cool during the dog days of summer, and making a fashion statement aren’t enough, many of our customers use them to decorate ceilings, display windows, garages and more.
At this price, how can you resist? Grab one of the famous Retro-a-go-go! parasols now.
Now we just have to find a tiki mug big enough for the parasol....
Our favorite in-house artist and designer, Doug P’gosh has a centerfold print in the latest issue of Ol’ Skool Rodz, on magazine stands now. Issue #54, Nov. 2012 has Doug’s “Four Ghouls in Search of a Gig”, suitable for framing.
So put petal to metal and get over to your local book store or magazine stand now- before they are gone forever!
They make terrific wallpaper....