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Vintage Zippo Ad by yankeedog Vintage Zippo Ad by yankeedog
This is a vector recreation of a 1937 Zippo Lighter ad. The Pin-Up in this ad "Windy" was originally done by Pin-Up Master Enoch Bolles (1883 - 1976). This was developed from a B&W ad, so the color choices are mine, I also made some other tweaks to make it a little bit different from the original ad.

Please note, I do not in any way shape or form endorse smoking. I do however encourage everyone to own a Zippo Lighter, you never know when you'll need a light. I own several and they all work perfectly. Zippo Windproof Lighters are still manufactured in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S. of A.! [link]

Adobe Illustrator CS, Apple G4 iMac, OSX Tiger.
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jabala Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
ooh, zippo. i have a couple, i bought one a year ago and the other is from my dad. he's had it since the 70's.

great work here.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I think everyone should own a Zippo! I collect lighters, but only have a few Zippos myself. We are going to start putting my artwork on Zippos, so I'll be getting a few more. :-) You should join ZEN, it's a network of Zippo collectors and people who like Zippo lighters: [link]
-YD
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jabala Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
You're welcome.. yeah zippos are fun to collect and to have, they're tough and very durable.. wow, you must have done lots for zippo to be able to have a show, i'm sure it'll run well. good luck anyway.. a site for zippo enthusiasts? thats so cool. i'll take a look at it.

thanks and it's fun looking at your works. keep it up!
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ZenZippoGirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Is there any way to contact you directly? I have a couple of ideas for you with regard to this print, but I'd like to discuss them with you personally. Do you have a Skype account?
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yankeedog Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Vickie, you can contact me at machenry at verizon dot net.
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ZenZippoGirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I'm new to this website and happened upon it searching for Vintage Zippo advertisements. You've done a remarkable job with this ad. I love what you did with the coloring on Windy. Is there a way to order a print?

I'm the creator/admin of the Zippo Enthusiast Network (ZEN). I would love to promote your work to the members of my network if there was a way to order. If so, please advise as to pricing. Many thanks, Vickie
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yankeedog Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Vickie!
-YD
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ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful illustration.

I am really hesitant but for everyone's safety, I'd say that be very careful when you produce an open flame.

I just read a story in an old issue of Road & Track Magazine, some collector's racing stable including cars, spare parts and 30 years of various collection all went destroyed in a fire, mechanics were emptying fuel and someone started an electric drill. A very precious Delage (30s Formula 1) also caught fire but was later restored.

Ahmed Nayyer
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Ahmed!

Yeah, you don't want to mess with fire.
-YD
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Art-Scene Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I have the first limited edition Zippo lighter with this illustration embossed on the lighter and in a nice tin with the illustration of Windy but sadly both the lighter and the tin call her the 1935 Varga Girl!!! Inside the lid of the tin they even tell the story of how the founder of the Zippo ws fascinated with the Varga series so much that he used a Varga girl to advertise the windproof lighter back in the day... of course we know the real story is he couldn't afford Vargas and hired Enoch Bolles... in my opinion he got a much better pinup than Vargas would have done.... do you think my Zippo tin is worth more since they didn't bother to do the research and know that they were producing a misprint? ;-)
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