The Best of Scanning Around with Gene: Summertime Scans

With much of the United States sweltering in a heat wave, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some of the coolest vintage summertime images from the Scanning Around With Gene series.

OH BOY, IT’S SUMMER! features the wholesome images of kids at play in the sunshine from the 1956 children’s book Summer Is Here.

Summer is Here

The travel posters in SUMMER WANDERLUST tempt you spend your summer vacation in some exotic locales around the globe.

Summer wanderlust

And you can quench your thirst for great graphics with the vintage beverage ads in DRINK UP TO SUMMER!

Drink up to summer

 Enjoy (and stay cool)!


Posted on: June 26, 2015

Gene Gable

Gene Gable has spent a lifetime in publishing, editing and the graphic arts and is currently a technology consultant and writer. After a decade in commercial typesetting and design services, he chronicled the desktop-publishing revolution from his post as publisher and president of Publish magazine. With nine international editions, Publish became the leading global resource on the use of digital technology for print and Web production. Gable served on the operational boards of International Data Group's PCWorld, The Web and PC Games magazines and was earlier publisher of Sporting Times magazine. During his tenure at Ziff-Davis Gable was on the executive team responsible for major business events such as Comdex, Networld+Interop and JavaOne. As president of Seybold Seminars and publisher of The Seybold Report, Gable managed a global slate of conferences, trade shows and other graphic-arts educational products. During his leadership Seybold events featured prominent speakers such as Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, Christie Hefner, president of Playboy Enterprises, Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe Systems, and Daniel Carp, CEO of Eastman Kodak. Gable has spoken at events around the world and has written extensively on graphic design, intellectual-property rights, and publishing production in books and for magazines such as Print, U&lc, ID, Macworld, Graphic Exchange, AGI, and The Seybold Report. His clients have included A-list brands in technology and financial services. Gable's interest in graphic design history and letterpress printing resulted in his popular columns "Heavy Metal Madness" and "Scanning Around with Gene" here on Follow Gene on Twitter

9 Comments on The Best of Scanning Around with Gene: Summertime Scans

  1. I am so excited to see that Gene has shown back up to give us some amazing vintage imagery! We have missed you, Gene!!

  2. I am so excited to see that Gene has shown back up to give us some amazing vintage imagery again! We have missed you, Gene!!

  3. I was thrilled to see Scanning Around with Gene! It’s been a long time, but it sure is nice to hear from you again! Have always loved your articles.

  4. Is that Dick and Jane? I hate to admit that this brings back fond memories of grade school, and “Fun with Dick and Jane.”

  5. Nice to see Gene back. I still have his seminar books my library. !!

  6. Seeing Scanning Around with Gene has made my day! I’ve missed your posts.

  7. It’s great to see Gene back! Love the posters!

  8. Don’t know if this is a re-run, but if you’re really back, Gene, I’m very glad!

  9. Christophe Raes

    June 29, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Yes!!! Gene is back!!!!!

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