The New Depression

December 3, 2008

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Well, with the current state of our economy, there’s bound to be comparisons to The Great Depression and The New Deal, etc. As a result, ReadyMade asked five artists to reinterpret the populist poster art of the 1st Great Depression.

Populist art poster

Populist Poster Art

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I’ve already curtailed my spending budget and have been recycling items in my wardrobe and of course thrifting like nobody’s business. I find that I like the creativity more in making something work than running out and buying some fleeting fancy. Which is why this book looks soooo good.

Born-Again Vintage

More tips and hints on how to rework some tired pieces into something better. Yes, please! It drops December 9th and this is definitely going on my list of Holiday Desires.

Finally, if there is one woman who is my Depression Era style maven it would have to be Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde. I went to see the movie at the Anthology Film Archives and I couldn’t help but be drawn to Bonnie’s style. Now all I want is to wear a beret, silk neckchiefs and carry a hot pink plastic toy gun. ‘Cause I’m so gangsta!

Bonnie and Clyde

♥ the alchemist

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      jennine Dec 03, 2008

      ooh yeah… i actually think all this depression stuff is bringing on some interesting twists on fashion… i’m almost excited to see how this is going to unfold, because i don’t think it’s goign to be in a bad way.

      thealchemist Dec 03, 2008

      i know, people are definitely going to get more creative and with the ease of the internet anything is possible…


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