Monday, November 19, 2012

Fleischmann's Mixer Manuel

A colorful mix of funny illustrated characters and great design (credited to Harry Carter), plus party tips, food and boozer recipes, highlight this Fleischmann's Mixer Manuel published sometime in the 50's or 60's.


















12 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

This is really cool - but what's up with the super rabid, grabby party goers?

Karswell said...

walking dead

Craftypants Carol said...

Oh! So that must be brain sausage on those toothpicks!

Karswell said...

Isn't "canap├ęs" code for human brains?

Craftypants Carol said...

I think you're right. I believe the origin of the word canape comes from the English "can" meaning "from a can" and "ape" which can loosely be translated as "man brains."

Karswell said...

Haha

Guillaume said...

Really cool. I wish they were selling things like that in the recipe books section.

Mr. Cavin said...

This is great art! I'm loving the fact that there is a logical narrative progression throughout the booklet. I'm not sure I've ever seen something like this done that way. I really love how nervous the woman looks throughout, how tired they've gotten by the end of all this nonsense.

Also, this is a pretty damn excellent little bartending guide. Replace all this booze with better brand names, and these drink recipes definitely cover all the basics. I might have to print this out, actually.

Karswell said...

If there is a storyline to this I need to know why the stork makes an appearance on page nine. Also, did that jockey score with any (or all) of those chicks?!!

I love the old dude munchin crackers as a giant lobster flys over his head.

Mr. Cavin said...

That jockey would never cheat on his horse. Look at the trust in those equine eyes....

I'm pretty sure this whole party is just a front to get that blustering ambassador in the same house as that mysterious heiress in pink. Later on there will be an under-cranked chase scene from room to room. And then a gorilla will escape from the zoo.

Karswell said...

Queue the Benny Hill music!

KL from NYC said...

K:
The Macs posted a series of vintage drink mixer booklets here:
http://widerangedistortion.blogspot.com/

They posted three booklets this time.

(BTW, This site was a vintage music blog that had gotten closed down by the music nazis [The MNs had flagged a budget cha cha LP on a defunct label from 1950, can you believe it?]. The Macs went private somewhere else, but they post printed things on this site from time to time.)