Thursday, August 19, 2010

Clipped in the City

Here are some pictures from daily newspapers on sale on street corners in the City:


The Intrepid Subterreners to Take Fight to Reds


Advertisement for Djinn Cigarettes


Comissioner to A Frightened City--"Slimes No Longer A Threat"

Phantom Soldier Seen Again in Subway Station

10 comments:

seaofstarsrpg said...

Great stuff. Especially like the ad.

How many papers does the City have?

Scott said...

Gil Elvgren. A man after my own heart. :)

Risus Monkey said...

All of these are perfectly suitable for my Golden Age supers setting. Well, most of your City stuff can be adapted. The only reason I'd hesitate is because I'd love to save it for if/when I run The City for real.

ancientvaults said...

Trey is a genius. This are awesome. "Slime's no longer a threat, citizens! Beware of the hobgoblins, though, they still are!"

Trey said...

Thanks guys!

Scott, your comment reminds me I didn't give Elvgren his due--the painting is "At Your Service" from 1962.

@Seaofstarsrpg - I'm not sure of the exact number, but counting city-wide papers, barony-specific ones, and ones catering to specific ethnic groups, its over 100.

Canageek said...

I found a torrent of vintage advertising images, including some things that with small alterations or explanations would be right at home in the city. Would you be interested in getting a copy of these?

Trey said...

Sure! That would be great.

Canageek said...

It took a while to find somewhere to host it, but here you go, 200+ MB of old advertisements. http://ge.tt/#2ItInaI

It is a zip file, the site just clipped the name. The original torrent is one a private tracker, thus the rehosting. Not all look like City material, but I thought some of them looked quite good. Let me know if you use any- It is taking me a while to catch up, I'm only on post #200.

Trey said...

Will do. Thanks again!

Canageek said...

You might also be able to use https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9pYDaIFB3kw/TX8ZlAHvCFI/AAAAAAAAHbk/BvAt2tPfRmw/s1600/10__%2523%2524%2521%2540%2525%2521%2523__unknown.jpg