Artist Julio Cesar Mendoza has created an incredible set of post-apocalyptic pin-up art. These posters are inspired by the pin-up girl art seen during World War II, like Marilyn Monroe or Bettie Page. This posters depict women in frayed, dirty clothing in dusty, barren or wrecked landscapes. They wear goggles, piercings and an assortment of bandages. Many of these girls are also carrying weapons, including a shotgun and baseball bat.
This post-apocalyptic pin-up art also reflects a sense of optimism for a potential future generation, with a collection of tough, well-prepared women staring out at them and even smiling at times. These pin-up girl posters blend sex appeal with grit, filth and survival in the apocalyptic landscape of the future.