Our latest 'zania' brand is now live here - with a range of exlusive and original t-shirts, cosplay galleries, news, reviews and features on gaming, cons and events, tutorials etc. Eventually all the items in the Pinupzania store will be moving over to the store on Geekzania.
We have decided to give away the images for you to create your own 2015 pin up calendar. You can get the images month by month here
You can buy are limited edition, collectors packs of our exclusive pin up playing cards here
We now have a selection of pin up greetings cards available
Pin Up Art & Photography, Pinup Clothing & Merchandise, Pin Up Lifestyle
Welcome to Pinupzania, bringing you the very best in original pin up art, pin up photography, pinup clothing, pin-up lifestyle and pin up merchandise. We have a range of pinupzania exclusive pin up photos, pin up art and our own design pin up merchandise along with pin up clothing, pin up inspired jewellery and pin up gifts from a range of suppliers, from well known brands such as Bubblegum Vegas to new and exciting independent designers.
We will be adding more to our store on a regular basis, so do check back regularly
Just what is Pin up?
Simply speaking a pinup is a picture, usually of a female, that appeals to 'popular culture' and which is 'pinned up' somewhere, like a wall or locker door. The word 'pinup' entered popular language during World War II which is when commercial pin up posters started being produced but men have been sticking up pictures of sexy women since the late 1800s. It was particularly popular amongst British Forces during World War I, when the craze was for collecting and pinning up publicity postcards of actresses, singers and models of the day.
Today, pin up tends largely, to fall into two cateogories, there is 'modern' pinup which covers todays 'lad mags' and page 3 and the like, which tends to be more overtly sexual than 'retro' pinup which usually recreates a vintage style, 'cheescake' and which tends to portray a slightly innocent, but fun and sexy style, perhaps showing a flash of stocking top or underwear, rather than being too blatant. True 'Vintage' pinup covering the sale of original vintage prints and posters is also very popular at the moment with the strong interest in all things vintage.
The 'plan' for pinupzania is to promote all genres of pinup, though with a strong vintage flavour, rather than simply concentrating on one narrow style, hence here you will certainly find 'cheescake' but you will also find everything from fine-art through to fantasy via comic-books and popular culture. What you won't find though, is any 'modern' pin-up, no lads mag style glamour here.