The Marriage of Mid Century and Steampunk – Alfred Hitchcock

I have always had a fascination with Alfred Hitchcock’s movies as a child.  I think it was the mix of horror with mid century glam.  There would be reruns on of Alfred Hitchcock presents late at night and I would take glances during sleepless nights.

Now as an adult and designer, I am drawn to both mid century glam themes and steampunk ‘horror’ in my work.  Alfred Hitchcock had the ability to marry both themes in perfection.

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As I go through images of the infamous director and creator, I am drawn to the above image.  A lot of our steampunk pieces incorporates the crow or raven.  Even though the bird on Mr. Hitchcock’s cigar may not be the raven I find similarities to our raven and this image.  Image available at www.thefilmstage.com  hitchcock 04

Our Hollywood Icons items work best when it is a drawing of the icon’s face.  We have images of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.  This image is great because it plays with shadows nicely.  We paired it with a reversed scallop felt trim (of course in black) which is more masculine in shape.  You can find this pillow in either a 14″ x 14″ or 16″ x 16″ with the following links  https://www.etsy.com/listing/124437969/decorative-throw-pillow-cushion-cover?ref=shop_home_active  &  https://www.etsy.com/listing/129957403/alfred-hitchcock-hand-screen-print?ref=shop_home_activehitchcock

There are tons of alternate posters of Mr. Hitchcock’s movies.  I really liked this one by Victor Hertz because it modernizes the movie a bit.  I also get the feeling that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from this image (which is another favorite genre).  It also combines the “girl” with the other star of the film the “birds”.  You can find this image and more from Alternative Alfred Hitchcock “The Birds” Poster – By Viktor Hertz – http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/alternative-hitchcock-postersraven 01

Here is our original crow/raven image.  It is a nice size for our pillows and has a sophisticated touch to it.  We paired it with a bold, mod, geometric stripe.  I actually made these pillows for my personal home.  You can find the pillows at  https://www.etsy.com/listing/102806970/raven-accent-pillow-cover-crow-screen?ref=shop_home_activeraven 02

This is our newest raven/crow image.  It is bigger and slightly more mean in appearance.  I am really happy with the way it screen prints.   It reminds me of the crow/raven described in many of the Stephen King novels, always watching…  We paired this crow with a light color burlap and with our ribbon looped through a wooden button detail.  All of our birds (crows and non crows alike) look wonderful with the burlap and are great sellers.  Our original Crow on Burlap pillow even made its appearance on the front page of Etsy last year.  You can find this pillow https://www.etsy.com/listing/152202159/crow-hand-screen-print-pillow-burlap?ref=shop_home_activehitchcock 03

We just screen printed Mr. Hitchcock on our tea towels (all of our screen prints can be used on a tea towel).  While photographing him, we thought it would be more than appropriate to have a shot with his beloved bird.  You can find both tea towels at  https://www.etsy.com/listing/152832078/cotton-huck-tea-towel-with-alfred?ref=shop_home_active & https://www.etsy.com/listing/87790625/cotton-huck-tea-towel-with-black-crow-or?ref=shop_home_active

We are excited to be participating at the Contemporary Craft Market in Santa Monica, CA from 6/7/2013 – 6/9/2013. Visit http://www.contemporarycraftsmarket.com/ for more information. We have several VIP passes. Send me an e-mail if you would like to visit and will be in the Santa Monica area.

We are available 24/7 on our Etsy shop http://www.ecarlateboutique.etsy.com and can be reached by email ecarlateboutique@yahoo.com

We will make sure to write a piece about our experience at the Contemporary Craft Market.  This will be our first year at the event and we are both nervous and excited!!

Aja

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