Friday, November 19, 2010

So, about this whole "pin-up" thing...

Ever since proofs from the calendar shoot started leaking out to the public, people have been asking me lots of questions about how the it all happened--how we were photographed, how our makeup and hair was done, how we came up with the concepts for each picture, etc. It seems nothing captures the imagination quite the way that retro pin-up does.

If that's true for you, too, then you need to come to Atomic Books on Friday, December 10, at 7:00pm, for...

How I Discovered Retro Glamour Photography and Learned to Love Pastie Glue with Mike Lee

Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey captured in action by Photographer Mike Lee
Mike will present a slideshow of his retro portfolio (including some of his fun and gorgeous work with the amazing Trixie Little) and some behind-the-scenes shots of the making of Team Atomic's Pin-Up calendar.
  • Q&A with Mike for photography tips and tricks!
  • Team Atomic Bombshell calendars on sale with Team Atomic pin-up models on hand to autograph your copy! 
  • Refreshing beverages, the new issue of Retro Lovely magazine, and other Pin-Up goodies!
Don't miss out! Atomic Books is at 3620 Falls Road in Baltimore, MD.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hitting the Streets

Team Atomic pinup calendars are making their way into local stores! 

Our beloved Joe Traill of Joe' Bike Shop takes delivery of an armload of luscious.
Come to Joe's Bike Shop, Atomic Books, Kiss-n-Makeup, or DoubleDutch Boutique right now to pick up a calendar (or two or three) in person. Coming soon to more stores...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Big Box of Beautiful

The calendars arrived from the printer today and they look fantastic!

They'll hit local stores this weekend. And if you ordered online, your order will be shipped out by this Friday, so check your mailbox next week for a little something extra to be thankful for!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

You're number 2!

Throughout the process of making this calendar--taking from impulsive idea tossed out over drinks to photographer and styling team recruitment to shot list scheming and costuming to OMG I'm in my underwear in front of a camera to proof selection, design, and layout--we were constantly asking ourselves, "Will people actually buy it? Of course they will...won't they?"

Today the answer was revealed to be Yes! We received our first pre-order! (And it's not even from a family member...I don't think...) Whether you're an old fan or a new friend, Person from Texas, thank you. Thank you not only for your donation (enough to feed a client for a week, FYI), but for reinforcing our confidence that this project will do as we hoped--help a lot of people in need.

So how about you? Are you ready to join Team Atomic and Person from Texas and make someone's life a little brighter? Are you our second pre-order?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Looking good!

The Atomic Bombshells calendar has been photographed, designed, proofread, and is about to make its way to the printer. You can pre-order the calendar now, of course, over on the left there. But we're happy that the calendar will be ready in time for your holiday shopping! And who wouldn't be delighted to find this treat under their tree?

The team is so grateful to the sponsors who are making printing possible: