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Vintage Images of California in Living Color

A must for any Bachelor or Bachelorette pad

Melvin Hale is a award-winning digital artist from Los Angeles, California that specializes in bringing back old photographs to life. He also offers a collection called California Chromes, which are composed from remastered and re-imagined vintage color images of a colorful California.

They are primarily street scenes of cities, beaches and other destinations. California Chromes showcase fun places with fond memories, and make for truly great wall art and conversation. Currently there are more than 300 vintage images from California in Living Color available and more are being added.

Right now there is a 50% off sale on all California Chromes images, so if you are looking for any Christmas ideas for a lover of all things retro, check out their website to browse their collections.

About the author

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain. Read more articles by me

Comments for this article

  • Melvin Hale (ArtistLA)

    Hey Christopher, thanks for sharing these great rare images with your readers! Best to you and Ultraswank

  • ModPeacock

    Excellent!