Reviving Hilda 2019 Calendars
It all started when...
A few years ago people kept sending me galleries of illustrations featuring this gal I resembled. She was Midwest artist Duane Bryers' Hilda - a curvy and cute calendar girl from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Hilda calendars were the most popular in the 1960s, surprisingly, but waned in the early 80s and were almost forgotten until someone recently dug them up from the archives and collective memories of Americans. I took on a fun and flirty selfie project in the summer of 2017 to re-create some of Hilda's images in and around Boise, Idaho. So using things I had around the house, my tripod, my iPhone timer, a few supplies I purchased at the Dollar Tree down the street, and a little more body positivity and feminism, I embarked on a fun art project reviving some of her most iconic images. The project was covered in a blog post with more historic information about the artist and my ideas behind the project and in the press.
Much like the art of Norman Rockwell, Duane Bryers' Hilda, the plump pinup calendar girl from the mid-century, reminds us of playful, sweet, and carefree days gone by. But she recalls more than that, too. Hilda shows us that at some time someone else found big girls' curves sensual, silliness sexy, softness endearing, confidence bold and bare skin beautiful. And that maybe, just maybe, we can find that in ourselves, too.
(see the whole series here)
By popular demand, for the second year in a row, I've designed a limited edition size positive, radical and a little bit subversive 8.5 x 13" Hilda pin-up style calendar for 2019 with all proceeds going to fund the 3rd Annual RADCAMP: A Body Positive Boot Camp For Feminist Teens in 2019!
$20 shipped / $15 local purchase at Curvy Girl Kate’s
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