I was cleaning out some flat file drawers and found this image. I had actually seen a street hawker with a card swiper. To be fair he was selling other stuff, tie die, rolling papers. You know essentials of the day. As cute and maybe funny as it may be it also illustrates a sea change in society. The beginning of the 'Credit Society'. Gas cards came first, then credit cards then massive student loans. The lenders were no longer satisfied with business loans and mortgages they had found a way to finally get their hands on all of our money.
The Real Paper was an alternative paper published in Cambridge Mass. from the Mid 70's to the early 80's. It was a tremendous opportunity for young illustrators like me to be part of the changing of the world.