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Red Pepper Graphics

Red Pepper Graphics ( est 1999)  is the design studio owned by vintage-loving graphic designer and illustrator Sue Cadzow, also known in the social media world as 50s Vintage Dame. Her career has covered book and magazine design, illustration, logo and corporate design, brochures and stationery and website design. Her clients have covered the full gamut from small start-up businesses to large corporate clients and publishing companies.

Soon after setting up, it became apparent that many of Sue’s Red Pepper Graphics clients shared her love of vintage and retro, and there was a huge demand for graphics in that style. Rockabilly bands like the Sonic Aces and Blue Denim needed CD covers designed and retro illustrations drawn. Sydney vintage icons Limpin Jimmy and the Swingin Kitten needed a website to run their gig guide and promote their DJ business, Doll Deluxe and Retrospec’d needed labels designed for their retro fashion ranges, and on it goes! The Vintage, Retro, Kustom Kulture, Burlesque and Pinup worlds are growing in popularity and it seems even people in the mainstream are now contacting Red Pepper Graphics to create stylish, retro-themed imagery to promote their products and services.

Red Pepper Graphics creates custom illustrations, designs and artwork for people who require exclusive or personalised work.  We also have a vast library of vintage clip art and imagery to create a design tailored especially for you. Regardless of the size of the job, we always strive to exceed the client’s brief and expectations. With a wealth of experience and a vast array of industry contacts from specialist printers to web hosting companies we can offer an entire package from concept to execution and provide you with experienced advice along the way. The small, boutique nature of our studio means we can offer very reasonable rates on all our work and there are packages to suit all budgets. Please contact us for a quote or to enquire about our services.

We are based in Sydney but, thanks to the wonders of the internet and email, our clients are located worldwide.

Red Pepper Retro

After a fruitless search for vintage-style clip art to purchase online, Sue (50s Vintage Dame) decided it was time to create her own! These are now available under the banner of Red Pepper Retro, and they have proven very popular with people looking for 1940s, 1950s, rockabilly, hotrod, lindy hop, pinup and burlesque imagery. The library is constantly expanding, so be sure to check back regularly.

50s Vintage Dame also creates custom illustrations and designs for people who require exclusive, one-off or personalised work.  For instance, many clients have requested  portraits of themselves and their loved ones done in a 50s cartoon style!

With a wealth of experience, and very reasonable prices, there are packages to suit all budgets.

Please contact us for a quote or more details or if you have a custom request.

50s Vintage Dame

Sue Cadzow is 50s Vintage Dame. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for a peek into the world of vintage culture!