We're the "Non Sequitur" feature in the July 2006 issue of
Automobile magazine, and are profiled in the August issue of
Hemmings Motor News.
"EphemeraNow is a vision of stylish beauty, preserving
advertising and illustration art of mid-century America."
links to Plan59.com:
Google hits for Plan59:
we were EphemeraNow:
The Christian Science Monitor,
2005: "It's a safe bet that works from the
EphemeraNow [Plan59] school would draw large crowds to a brick-and-mortar institution."
We're name-checked in the New York Times, quoted in a May 4, 2005
article by columnist/ Dynamist
Virginia Postrel on the glamour of wirelessness.
See us quoted in Mark McCourt's article on "Approachable
Automotive Artwork" in the September 2004 issue of Hemmings Motor
— Shelley Howells
"Why do I have a sudden yearning for a '47 Packard?
Probably because Ephemera Now
features vintage magazine ads for this and other must-have luxury
items of yesteryear, all in sharp, colorful detail. It's bound
to make you feel nostalgic, even if you were only born yesterday."
New Zealand Herald
— A.S. Berman
"Fins, chrome, hot wheels: There's much retro-coolness at
— Don Campbell
"I love you. I've never told a website that I was in love
with it before. Technically, if you're reading this, you're human,
not a website, and you might be confused with my emotions. Rest
easy. It's the website I'm consumed with love for ... the
pictures. Awesome, beautiful pictures. Wonderful pictures."
— Marc V.
"Dear Sir: We have a requirement of Vinyl Flooring for one
of our Project in Dubai UAE. Also please send us your Master
Catalogue along with Sample of the Products in your range of
Production. Your immediate reply shall be highly appreciated."
— Masud S.
United Arab Emirates
PLAN59.com is a family-friendly Web site dedicated
to the commercial art of mid-century America. Here at the nostalgia
factory in Fairfax, Virginia, the assembly lines clank
nonstop and the smokestacks belch 24/7 to deliver a high-quality
assortment of jpegs, gifs, tiffs and the occasional vector graphic.
In 2005 we started offering large-format
selected images on the site; in addition to delicious eye candy we
also provide illustrations to
corporate as well as nonprofit clients for print, promotional,
educational and Web use. Satisfied customers include General Motors
(Saab magazine, Cadillac), Noble Advertising, the Dana Corporation,
Kiplinger's Personal Finance, the John F. Kennedy Presidential
Library, the Wall Street Journal and PQ Publishers (dozens of images
for the book and DVD
Rose Colored, published under the Barnes & Noble imprint).
E-mail us with your queries.
The boss, David Hall, has been in the publishing business for 20
CONTACT: Plan59.com, 12210-340 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax VA
TELEPHONE: 703-818-9660 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
BACKSTORY: We started out in 1999 as EphemeraNow.
(Pronounced "Ephema . . . wha?") After a few years our business
manager, who's sharp as a tack, thought it might be good to have a
name that the average person could say and spell (not to mention
understand), so we became Plan59 in January 2006. The rest is
PLEASE NOTE: The images on this site are embedded with an
invisible digital watermark and IPTC metadata. Are you free to scan
and market images out of that nifty 1936 Hupmobile brochure you got
at the flea market? Yes, if it was published without a copyright, or
if the copyright has expired. Is it okay to use the images we've
made from the same catalog? Ahem, cough. We own the images we've made
— they represent a considerable investment in equipment, source
materials and labor over the past five years. Every jpeg and gif on
this site is copyrighted and marked as belonging to us.
Please, no borrowing without getting permission.
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respective owners; their appearance should not be taken to construe
endorsement of, or by, or any connection with, Plan59.com.
address, physical address, phone number, name or other contact
information to anyone for any reason short of court order. E-mail us
or buy a print and
you won't be spammed.
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