We're the "Non Sequitur" feature in the July 2006 issue of Automobile magazine, and are profiled in the August issue of Hemmings Motor News.

Blog links to Plan59.com: 1,500 plus. Google hits for Plan59: 60,000 plus.

Back when we were EphemeraNow:

The Christian Science Monitor,
Oct. 26, 2005: "It's a safe bet that works from the EphemeraNow [Plan59] school would draw large crowds to a brick-and-mortar institution."

We're name-checked in the New York Times,
quoted in a May 4, 2005 article by columnist/ Dynamist Virginia Postrel on the glamour of wirelessness.

See us
quoted in Mark McCourt's article on "Approachable Automotive Artwork" in the September 2004 issue of Hemmings Motor News!

"EphemeraNow is a vision of stylish beauty, preserving advertising and illustration art of mid-century America."

Shelley Howells
New Zealand Herald

"Why do I have a sudden yearning for a '47 Packard? Probably because Ephemera Now features vintage magazine ads for this and other must-have luxury items of yesteryear, all in sharp, colorful detail. It's bound to make you feel nostalgic, even if you were only born yesterday."

A.S. Berman
USA Today

"Fins, chrome, hot wheels: There's much retro-coolness at EphemeraNow.com."

Don Campbell
Portland Oregonian

"I love you. I've never told a website that I was in love with it before. Technically, if you're reading this, you're human, not a website, and you might be confused with my emotions. Rest easy. It's the website I'm consumed with love for ...  the pictures. Awesome, beautiful pictures. Wonderful pictures."

Marc V.
United States

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 United Arab Emirates


PLAN59.com is a family-friendly Web site dedicated to the commercial art of mid-century America. Here at the nostalgia factory in Fairfax, Virginia, the assembly lines clank nonstop and the smokestacks belch 24/7 to deliver a high-quality assortment of jpegs, gifs, tiffs and the occasional vector graphic. In 2005 we started offering large-format prints of selected images on the site; in addition to delicious eye candy we also provide illustrations to corporate as well as nonprofit clients for print, promotional, educational and Web use. Satisfied customers include General Motors (Saab magazine, Cadillac), Noble Advertising, the Dana Corporation, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the Wall Street Journal and PQ Publishers (dozens of images for the book and DVD  Rose Colored, published under the Barnes & Noble imprint). E-mail us with your queries. The boss, David Hall, has been in the publishing business for 20 years.

CONTACT: Plan59.com, P.O. 721, Payson, AZ 85547.
TELEPHONE: 520-838-8123 E-MAIL: info@plan59.com

BACKSTORY: We started out in 1999 as EphemeraNow. (Pronounced "Ephema . . . wha?") After a few years our business manager, who's sharp as a tack, thought it might be good to have a name that the average person could say and spell (not to mention understand), so we became Plan59 in January 2006. The rest is history.

The images on this site are embedded with an invisible digital watermark and IPTC metadata. Are you free to scan and market images out of that nifty 1936 Hupmobile brochure you got at the flea market? Yes, if it was published without a copyright, or if the copyright has expired. Is it okay to use the images we've made from the same catalog? Ahem, cough. We own the images we've made they represent a considerable investment in equipment, source materials and labor over the past five years. Every jpeg and gif on this site is copyrighted and marked as belonging to us. Please, no borrowing without getting permission.

Trademarks on these pages are the property of their respective owners; their appearance should not be taken to construe endorsement of, or by, or any connection with, Plan59.com.

We will not sell, give or divulge your e-mail address, physical address, phone number, name or other contact information to anyone for any reason short of court order. E-mail us or buy a print and you won't be spammed.