Blog Spotlight: Abandoned Republic
Part of an occasional (aka when I feel like it) series spotlighting other blogs I think are worth visiting:
Scott C. Adams is an Oakland-based illustrator/animator who has a teeny obsession with vintage Banana Republic. By vintage I mean the early safari-clothing Banana Republic of the 70s and 80s when it was run by the Zieglers. A few years back, Adams started the blog Abandoned Republic focusing on the great illustrated catalogs the company used to publish. It’s become an online archive, with scans of many complete catalogs available for viewing. Of particular note is the recent 3-part interview Scott did with Mike Madrid, former production artist and later art director for the catalogs–parts 1, 2, and 3.
images courtesy Abandoned Republic