Retro Clipart Largest collection of retro Clip art advertising and Clipart from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Here are some of the wonderful letters we've received from our visitors and customers in chronological order, and totally unedited.
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Letters for 2003:

From: kristin <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:49 PM
Subject: fonts


I bought your CD sometime in 2002, and first of all I LOVE IT.

Second, I lost my hard drive & consequently lost the free fonts y'all sent me. Can you resend them?

I am kristin long and my address is phone 415.436.9920

thanks a million!

From: " BECKY" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:29:32 -0500
To: <>
Cc: ""
Subject: This is a huge find for me!!!

I need some assistance. I have been looking for retro ads like the ones on your site for ever!! I am a business owner of a "blast to the past" retail store. ( Or so I have been trying to accomplish a unique "blast to the past" theme!) Am I able to use the CD-Rom for printimg tee shirts,table cloths, purses...etc?...Or do you have any vendor ideas as to how I can wholesale purchase items with your amazing Retro Ad designs?
Any information would be appreciated! I do go to Markets for my products and have never been able to find anything close to what I want for my love of Retro Advertisements. I sell Mummert CO. Tin Signs with much success and would love adding more of that style produsts to my inventory.
I can provide you with all the nessasary information on my tax, resale, and business account information.
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from someone!!

Rebecca Heagy

The Rusty Hinge
1171 Duck Road-Suite B-3
Duck, North Carolina 27949

252-261-2090 (Ph)
252-261-2016 (Fx)

To: <>
Date: Monday, November 17, 2003 5:12 AM
Subject: usage

hello retro ad art, i have just recieved the adart cd rom and catalogue, fantastic, thank you, i have a couple of questions with regards to usage policy, i am wanting to adapt some of these images for t shirt designs, do i have to mention your name on the product if i only use 10% of a design, and also can i use full designs and logos with your name somewhere on the product as stated on your website, thanks again for these classic clips
kind regards

From: "Susy" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 20:09:42 +0100 (GMT (heure d'été))
To: <>
Subject: New retro fonts !Hello !

I've been visiting your very interesting site and I just wanted to tell you that I have in my possession some other retro fonts . I have no idea if you possess them...
I have put them as an attachement.

Always happy to help !

A new fan of you art !

From: Dwight File <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Friday, October 24, 2003 4:06 AM
Subject: Re: Retro Art are a fuuuuuny guy! Except my girlfriend nearly had a heart attack when she read your reply. She thanks you for the clarification! And the font download. Your RetroArt is, if not the best, certainly a Top Five, no, top contender for "Best of the Internet"....most is real drek. I am a screen printer still crusing thru the 50's and living in the least populated county east of the Mississippi; I'll most likely have limited usage but, heck, that stuff is great! I'll screen myself some posters. Again, I appreciate the effort you guys have made to create this great package. Later, Dwight.

Tony Bosley <> wrote:

From: Dwight File <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 17:45:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Retro Art

Hey...I ordered one (1) copy of RetroArt tonight (Wednesday, October 22, 2003) and inadvertly hit the submit button twice. It was not my intention to order two (2) copies, if, in fact, this is what happened. If you have any questions regarding this please e-mail me at <> . Thanks. DAF


Sorry Dwight, it's too late. You've pushed the button twice so you will be automatically dinged for $358.00. That's just the way it goes with this kind of thing. You'll just have to be more careful next time. Your two Retro Ad Art disks will be sent out immediately.
Tony Bosley
Creative Director
Ad Graphics

From: Sherry Williams <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Monday, October 13, 2003 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: looking for baby art...

Hi Tony,

I'm getting layout together for Wednesday....

I'll thoroughly look around your site and let me know when the other baby
images are up if you can.

Thanks for getting back to me, oh, and I LOVE your site, I'm bookmarking it!


From: Mike Smith <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art - Phone Order
The pleasure is all mine, if your website is any indication of
your CD resource, we will most certainly enjoy its contents.
Michael Smith
Sales & Tech Support
Sound & Projection Systems
State Certified Contractor
Society of Motion Picture
and Television Engineers

From: Mary Fessenden <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Cc: <>
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art

thanks, tony. we are looking forward to receiving the retro ad art!!

From: chris lawrence <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art CD processing


I recieved the disc friday 10am and was able to print out about a dozen
images. your compilation of ad art is unbelievable/ i was blown away with
the variety and range of the art. iT is absolutely what i thought i was
getting plus a whole lot more!thanks again.

also could you fwd to me a copy of the invoice?

thanks again tony

chris lawrence
Designer Eddie Bauer kids

From: Matejka, Brian <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2003 12:37 PM
Subject: RE: Free Fonts

Thanks so much Tony for your quick reply!

You guys are awesome. I e-mailed from
my Yahoo address also. You can ignore
that one if you need to.


From: Brian Matejka <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2003 12:10 PM
Subject: Free Fonts

I purchased your Retro Graphics a couple months ago. My computer has crashed recently, and I lost the Free Fonts offered as part of the package. I can not find my receipt, but am sure that you have my e-mail address on file. Can you please re-send to me a.s.a.p. I often use the Delano Regular Font and need a.s.a.p.

Thanks, BRIAN


21 Calle Domingo

San Clemente, CA 92673
Brian Matejka
949-218-4453 Home-Office
800-544-5774 Voice-Mail
949-422-9438 Cell-Phone

From: Matejka, Brian <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2003 11:51 AM
Subject: Free Fonts


I purchased your Retro Graphics a couple months ago.

My computer has crashed recently, and I lost the
Free Fonts offered as part of the package. Please
re-send to me a.s.a.p.

Thanks, BRIAN

From: *** <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 7:36 PM
Subject: Retro Ad ARt

To whom it may concern,

Love your artwork. I would like to use the graphics to create embroidery designs for resale. Is this allowed?



From: Kathy M Roach <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Cc: Dave Pavelka <>
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2003 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art

Greetings, Tony!

I am disappointed that the fonts were not on the CD. I'm the
make-the-damn-thing-work-on-the-pc girl, but my partner is the Mac guy. in
any event, for whatever reason, the mac (.sit) files you sent me, wouldn't
open on David's computer when forwarded from my pc. we have encountered this
problem before and don't know why the corruption occurs on a forward.

would you please send the fonts to him directly to him at:

and if you're on a Mac, that would be peachier yet!

or, there a page on your website accessible to paid customers
where Dave can download the fonts directly from your site?

please advise. and thank you in advance.


"--Failure is not an option. It comes with the software."

Kathy Roach
Freelance Web Design & Development
Seattle, Washington, USA
Ph: 425.743.4829
Cell: 206.853.8307

From: Kathy M Roach <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Cc: Dave Pavelka <>
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2003 5:26 PM
Subject: thanx a bunch!
> No problem Kathy - I'll forward the Mac fonts directly to Dave right away.
> We're all on Macs here, so it should work just fine.

oh, how SWEET! thanks a bunch! you give great service. I'll pass the word!

"--Failure is not an option. It comes with the software."

Kathy Roach
Freelance Web Design & Development
Seattle, Washington, USA
Ph: 425.743.4829
Cell: 206.853.8307

From: Sierra Trees <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, July 25, 2003 5:23 AM
Subject: Backgrounds on your site

Good afternoon. Before I purchase I'd like to know if the lovely yellow backgrounds you are using are available on the CD rom? Are they somethng you designed or can I get something like it for myself? Thanks for your help!

From: Stacey Aaronson <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2003 8:04 PM
Subject: another question

Hi Tony,

I just received my Retro Ad Art and it is so cool! But...I am working
in Illustrator and didn't realize that these would not be vector images
that I could work with in pieces. Do I need another program altogether
in order to make them into vectors?


To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:58 AM
Subject: Re:Re: Retro Ad Art

We received the original package in the mail today. I will return it to you as soon as possible. Thanks again for your help!
Impressions P&P

To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: Retro Art CD

The FedEx'd clipart came today. Thanks again for making sure we met our
deadline. We love the collection and hope to do great things with it.
Have a great weekend.

Impressions P &P

p.s. If the original package happens to show up, we'll make sure it gets
returned to you as soon as possible.

From: LINDA <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: retro clip art

I was admiring all your wonderful clip art..........I am wanting to make some decals, and need some artwork like the old kitchen Meyercord decals......fruits, canisters, roses, flowers, and things like that, or do you know where I can get this kind of clip art? Thanks so much for your time......and I love your site..........Linda

From: Daniel Zyskowski <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:58 PM
Subject: Web design

What do you charge to design a web page ? I've used your product for advertisements for my indoor batting cage facility and it has worked out great. Thanks!

From: Gary Green <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 2:56 PM
Subject: Retro Ad Art

Does your Retro ad Art package ever go on sale?

Gary Green
Imprint Logo Apparel /
web: <>
4209 High Star Dallas, TX 75287
Phone: Direct: (972)380-2037 Cell: (972)896-8333 Toll Free: (866)608-5567

To: <>
Date: Monday, June 30, 2003 7:10 AM
Subject: Retro Ad Art

I searched the entire web for hours looking for a good collection of retro clipart. When I found your site i was blown away. Not only do you have great stuff, you also have a lot of it! This page was just what i was looking for. Thanks!

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:44:39 -0700
From: Jackie Phillips <>
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art CD
In-reply-to: <>
To: Tony Bosley <>

Wow! Thanks so much for the fonts...what a pleasant surprise!
Jackie Phillips Design
voice (206) 768-1556
fax (206) 767-6276

From: Karen Haugstad <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Monday, June 16, 2003 4:27 PM
Subject: favor please

This may be too much to ask....but here goes.
I'm adding to my portfolio and would love to include your comments regarding
my newsletter in the portfolio. Would it be possible for you to send these
comments on letterhead to my home address?
Karen Haugstad
27903 NE 132nd Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98671

or scan it/produce it on letterhead and email to
I'll understand if it is too much trouble, just thought it would be cool to
have your response next to the newsletter.
It was a blast playing with your products.

I thought I would get a chance to be more creative here but that is not
happening. I've been in computer software for 20 years and took multimedia
classes after being involved in a online training project as the Director of
Customer Service. I really like using my right brain after all these years
of left brain stuff. So the more I can put in my portfolio the better!

Karen M. Haugstad
Marketing Manager
Chev's of the 40's
360-835-9799 ext 108

From: Cavallini, Maria <>
To: Tony Bosley <>
Date: Monday, June 9, 2003 1:38 PM
Subject: RE: Retro Ad Art - Fed Ex

Thanks so much for the timely service.
I'm looking forward to using the amazing retro art.
Maria Cavallini
Art Director
Maritz Incentives
(636) 827-1423 <> <> wrote:

To whom it may concern:

I'm interested in purchasing a copy of the "Retro Ad Art" CD, as adversited on your site ( But before I buy, I'd like to know what all I'm getting on the CD. I'm planning on building a website with a "50's/Vegas/Stardust" theme, and I really like the way your site looks.

For example, the "Samples" page on your website...I really like the background design with the funky green shape and the little stars...that's the look I'm going for. Is that type of stuff avaialble on the CD? Or is it just strictly just those black and white ads?

If I'm off-base as to what I would be getting on the CD, can you recommend any good sites/software/clipart galleries that would have graphics that would help me achieve the look I'm going for on my site?

FYI: Although your site says, "For Professional Usage"...I'm planning on using these graphics on a "just-for-fun" personal website (password protected - for myself and a group of friends). I have no profit-motive, AND I have limited funds (i.e. - my own!)

Sean Duane
Tampa, FL

From: "Karl Quebedeaux" <>
Subject: RE: Retro Ad Art

Thanks, I 'm looking forward to working with them. It's like Christmas
time in April. Thanks for the great art.

Subject: Re: Retro CD and fonts
From: Ed Picard <>

I just want to say a quick hi and many thanks for sending me your wonderful CD! What an incredible resource to have at my fingertips!

Upon my first visit to your site, I was blown away by the amount and quality of the retro material offered, and your attention to how these images could creatively be manipulated was particularly impressive. That, as well as your guarantee to ship anywhere in North America within two days, proved to me that you were determined to go the extra mile with this product. Kudos!

One additional note:
After ordering the Retro Clip Art CD online, I received many of the free retro fonts advertised with the package. The "Stardust" font which I received, however, is not the font advertised on your site. I was (and am still) looking forward to using the actual Stardust font shown on your site, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could email it to me at this
address, if possible.

Thanks again!


From: "John Zant" <>
Subject: flappers?


Love your stuff. Have used similar ideas in my sign work for years.
However I have a new project that needs 1920's era flappers. Does your cd have any such images? I'm starting the project today, so a timely answer would be quite welcome.

Thanks for your time,

John Zant
a Sign of the Times
310 Pinehurst, Suite 4
Lafayette, LA 70508

Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art
From: Kitty <>

Thanks Tony - got it today!

You know, I have to tell you, I have perused the CD contents on the web site for at least 2 years, off and on. I'm happy that I finally decided to order it.

Take care,
~Kitty Mead

From: Bill Geist <>
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art

Thank You!

Great stuff...congratulations!


From: "Sean Duane" <>
Subject: Re: "Retro Ad Art" CD


Thanks for your insight. You guys have a great site and a great product.


Subject: Re: Re: Thanks for Fonts-Still have problem unzipping

Hi Tony,

I'm looking forward to the Retro CD--your artwork is wonderful! Thank you for the Fonts attachment-also looking forward to using them. I've unzipped the attachment with Stuffit Expander. I get a Retro Folder but with zero contents. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your time.


Subject: Re: For Resale

Thanks for the quick response! I absolutely love the images and I will be placing an order this week.


Jenny Fisher

- - - - - - -

Subject: Re: For Resale

Hello again!

I just submitted my order for the retro graphics cd via the internet. I just wanted to make sure the info went through properly. Please let me know when you get a chance.

Thanks again, I'm really looking forward to working with these great images.


Jenny Roman
(I guess Jenny must have gotten married in between these two letters).
- Editor ;-)

From: Nicole Norris <>
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art

Hey Tony
Just received the package...Awesome collection Daddy-O!

From: Jim Fusco <>
Subject: clipart

Hey Tony:
We really like the RETRO AD ART CD That we purchased from you.
Just wanted to know if you guys have anything new or updates in the works.
Let us know the status


Hi! What a wonderful website! I am a 42 year old graphic arts student. If I purchase the CD, may I use your art in school projects? Also, what about personal freelance projects that I will get paid for? I read your usage policy, I just want to be clear..don't want to do ANYTHING I could get in trouble for. I am hoping to freelance (mostly for aquaintances) when I graduate in six months.

Thank you,

Kim DeCrow

Again, this is an incredible site!

From: "Barbee, Kevin" <>
Subject: RE: Retro Ad Art

Hi Tony--
Thanks for the font files--they are a great help!
I received the CD-Rom today...Monday in Japan--very good speed!

Best regards,
Kevin Barbee

Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art CD Order?
From: "Omega Produtora" <>

Dear Tony,

Thank you for you answer.
I can't wait to get the CD!!!
Congratulations for your great RETRO work.

Francisco Neto

Subject: Fonts
From: "Erika Snipes" <>

I bought your software back in December and received the free fonts. However, recently I had to reformat my entire hard drive and I forgot to save them. Is there anyway I can get another set sent to me? I would really appreciate it, because all of my logos use Delano and Shelborne.

Thank you,
Erika Snipes

Subject: Website wants to sponsor your products!
From: "Wendy" <>


I'm from Vai's Freeness ( I have been around for over 7 years offering freebies, however my site is very reputable and gets over 400 unique visitors a day. I found your site through a search on I absolutely LOVE your artwork and want to sponsor an ad on my site.

I am thinking perhaps we can work a deal together. If you are interested - please email me and we will talk. I can guarantee I can bring the horse to the water - hopefully your cool product will make them drink =)


Wendy R.
Vai's Freeness Webmaster

Subject: Recent Order & Font Question
From: "Erik Steen" <>


I just ordered the Retro Ad Art CD. When I was checking out, you asked if I wanted the free fonts and to choose a platform. I produce on both a MAC and a PC. I am just wondering if I can get both sets of fonts emailed to me.
Thank you for your awesome collection of art. I can't wait to see everything on the CD!

Erik Steen

Subject: fonts
From: Pam Kraemer <>


Thanks for the fonts. I was happy to find your web site and I hope to get a lot of use from the CD -

Have a good weekend-

Pamela A. Kraemer

From: kristin long <>
Subject: hello!

Retro Ad People!

I ordered your cd online last night, and i wanted to request confirmation that you received my order. I also wanted to request the free fonts be emailed to me at your earliest convenience.

Thanks so much! I'm very much looking forward to receiving the beautiful art!

kristin long
896 waller
sf, ca 94117

Subject: free fonts
From: Mike G Minnear <>

Dear Nancy,

I am looking at a reciept for the Retro Ad Art CD-ROM and book. I use the art on the CD on a fairly regular basis and I am happy with the purchase I made. I am looking at the website and hoping my purchase on 08/11/01 will still give me a chance to get some of the free fonts. If that is so could you please send me Marguerite, Shelborne, Delano regular, New Diner, stardust, and Nielson.
also are there any new images for the art available?

Again thanks

Mike Minnear
Mike Minnear signage Inc.

Prior to Dec 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014