From poodle skirts and bobby socks to low-slung bell-bottoms and long, straight hair; Peter Pan collars and high waists to hot pants and halter tops. In the world of retro, everything old is new again. Reaching back into the '40s and up through the '70s, Cynthia Hart--the peerless designer of the bestselling Victoriana--creates a brand-new calendar whose look is also its subject. Hart, a master of paper ephemera, draws on advertisements and promotional posters, catalogs, game boxes, album covers, book illustrations, and greeting cards to find the images that evoke the spirit of those times. To this she adds collectibles and three-dimensional artifacts, and layers all this over Formica, fabric, and other "wallpaper" patterns--a pure retro image. The thrill of space travel. The Roy Rogers cowboy aesthetic. The nuclear family discovers suburbia. The future arrives at the 1964 World's Fair. Call it hip, call it camp, call it nostalgia--or just call it retro--each month celebrates an age of innocence, and the promise of good things to come.