Iconic Images we can't ever forget

Campbell's Soup Can 1964 by Andy Warhol

One of many pop artist Andy Warhol painted during the height of his years as one the world's most popular artists. He is also noted for his images of an electric chair, Marilyn Monroe and of American Dollar bills.

Rudolph Valentino as the Sheik

One the earliest sex symbols in the silent movie era. Rudolph Valentino became a legend. I've linked to his biography on Wikipedia if you want to read further about this silent film star who died on the 23rd of August 1926 from peritonitis. He was just 31 years old.

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

Much has been written about what most consider the most famous painting of all time. She has been stolen more than once. Now safe and sound in the Louvre in Paris the Mona Lisa continues to baffle her admiring audience with her enigmatic smile. In truth she is a true work of artistic genius all theories aside. And totally unforgettable.

Marilyn Monroe Photograph New York 1954

Photographed by Matty Zimmerman of the Associated Press during the filming of The Seven year Itch in New York 1954 of the tragic Marilyn Monroe. This is one of the most unforgettable and instantly recognisible images of all time.

The famous Coca-Cola Santa that shaped the Santa we see today. Coca-Cola though did not invent Santa That part is a complete myth (Snopes). Talented Commercial Illustrator Haddon Sundblom found his influences for this jolly fellow from earlier versions. He first illustrated this version of Santa in 1931.

"The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." - Jim Lovell Astronaut Apollo 8 Mission 1968

A view of the earth for the first time taken over the lunar landscape during the Apollo 8 Mission in 1968. It made the world realise just how small and vunerable Planet Earth really was.

This just a small selection of the list I have and not in any particular order. There are many many more I could post and will at another time. Hope you like them (or not).


  1. Oh Madbush - that image of Valentino playing the Sheikh - brought the memories floodingback of my reading the book under the bedclothes at night, with a torch as my mother thought the book unsuitable. As I remember he was always carting the girls off to his tent! Happy New Year.

  2. Hi Weaver. I love Rudolph Valentino. Love the memory...naughty girl you were. Happy new year to you too.


  3. Hi Mad Bush, thought I would pop in and check out your Blog. Wow you are a great cartooninst. I have added you to my blog list on DRYWELL. Cheers M
    oh PS cute cute kids you have there. :)

  4. Hi Muzzy!!! How's your little patch going then. Great to hear from you and thanks for the compliments!!!

    Take care

  5. Love thos vintage illustrations, Marilyn is one of my favourites and Andy warhol...wow all I can say is that he definitely changed the way people looked at art.

  6. Hey ther Amy,

    That Warhol is just straight out wierd and cool all at the same time. He was so off the wall which is why I love his work. Marilyn just seems to be immortal so to speak. I really love the Rudolph Valentino as well.

    Will try and catch up with you before you go away.