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)!

Originally published June 26, 2015

Posted on: July 11, 2018

Gene Gable

Gene Gable has spent a lifetime in publishing, editing and the graphic arts and is currently a technology consultant and writer. He 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. Gene's interest in graphic design history and letterpress printing resulted in his popular columns "Heavy Metal Madness" and "Scanning Around with Gene" here on

16 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!!!!!

  10. I enjoy the “vintage” and historical info posts. They are a sweet mini mental break!

  11. Nice combo post Gene. You articles are a big part of why I check into Creative.Pro.

  12. LOVE it! Good to see you back Gene!

  13. Welcome back, Gene!

  14. So glad you are back sharing these fun images. Brings back many fond memories.

  15. Julie Ver Steegh

    July 16, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Great to see Gene’s work again! Began following him when he launched his printing press adventure, and enjoy seeing the evolution of printing processes and advertising, and how everything eventually comes back around.

  16. EDITORS – Gene Gable is a treasure and obviously missed. Do what you can to get him pack to providing new content, thanks!

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