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GEC artwork

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by sogflash, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. sogflash


    Aug 28, 2011
    Just making a useless thread saying that I really like the artwork GEC does for each knife. I find the images charming.




    Do they create all the artwork themselves, are someone making it for them or are they using some already existing images?
  2. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Don't know who does the work but I like it as well. Sorta reminds me of Norman Rockwell or Terry Redlin type presentation at times.
  3. jakemex


    Oct 19, 2011
    Took the words out of my mouth! The first thing that came to mind was Norman Rockwellesque looking.
  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    They comb the internet for nice images, which usually have something to do with the use of the knife, or the name they have given it.
    Tom Sawyer's Barlow of course.
    I tried to get them to use a Norman Rockwell piece of the famous fence painting, but the don't use art that requires royalty payments, of course!
  5. I would like to see a book devoted to artwork used on knife boxes and ephemera.

    Especially GEC's.

    I am sure I am forgetting one that's already out there.
  6. sogflash


    Aug 28, 2011
    I bet it would sell to users here if GEC made a book with all the artwork they use. At least I wish they would share the original images without the knife in the middle.
  7. Smithhammer


    Nov 9, 2012
    I'd buy that book!
  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I like their artwork too :)
  9. wlfryjr

    wlfryjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    I'm a fan of the art also and I heard Tom and Huck had a time finding the right mixture to coat that fence.
  10. pmew

    pmew Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    I like it, it reminds me of the pictures hanging from the walls of old Derbyshire country pubs. Opposite the rows of tankards with swan-neck pumps beneath.

  11. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Yes, their artwork makes me feel nostalgic.
  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I find it most appealing.
    My other collection of which I have over 200 is the old British Ladybird books from the 60s and 70s.Not sure if you had them in the States.
    Many of these images are now used for fatuous humour which destroys their innocence which is a bit of shame but nevertheless funny.
    Its difficult to tell which ones have been tampered with.Sadly many of these issues were unknown to children back then.
    I seem to remember suggesting a range of knives could be named after birds of prey.
    The artwork of John Leigh Pemberton would suit nicely.
  13. Tensleep


    Apr 15, 2013
    I also would purchase the book. How many other companies put that kind of effort into their packaging and promotional materials? I suspect very few.
  14. sitflyer


    Mar 10, 2011
    The tube art and advertising art they use has a certain old timey charm to it, somewhat innocent too. I find it is the icing on the cake for me.
  15. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    Artwork ...... yet another one of the things the GEC team is doing right! :thumbup:

    -- Mark
  16. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter

    Jul 12, 2012
    Their advertising art reminds me very much of the old Calendar art used by Winchester, Remington, and Marlin in the pre WW-I up to WW-II eras; perfect for vintage style products - I like it! OH

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