My grandfather was a welder, and also had that french curve. I was fascinated with it as a youngster. Except i think his was orange and I think she was standing. I may still have it somewhere.
This poster was actually my wife's concept. I think she likes truckers.
that funny casey..
my dad was and my brother is an engineer for boeing.
i dont get cool stuff as i cant and never can see their offices as they are working with the govt on projects. and have clearance for shit.
but family day used to ROCK! walking through the wind tunnels and crap was the bomb.
my grandfather was an engineer for boeing in seattle for many years, long before i was born. when he died a few years ago, i was given a box of his old drafting tools, and sure enough, there was a clear plastic naked lady template ... it now occupies a space of honor on my drawing table.
mud flap girls have always fascinated me. did you know that this image first began life as a joke in the drafting industry? waaaaay back before this was ever associated with trucking, it was a novelty item you could purchase in the drafting section of an arts supply store. it was made out of transparent green plastic and sold in the "french curves" section. just about every drafting department in america had one hanging around somewhere. i think those engineering nerds thought of it as a pinup or something. anyway, somewhere along the line somebody actually used it on a mudflap or something and it took off like a rocket and became the unofficial logo of trucker culture.
i love stuff like that....