Vintage Gibson ‘In Crowd’ mod centerpiece

retro mod band illustration
TGIF! We’re ready to go go go for this 1960s pop up paper centerpiece made by Gibson Greeting Cards. It’s not only a fantastic piece of illustration history, but is also new and unused in the original package. You don’t find stuff like this everyday folks!

retro paper decor

  • This super mod paper party decoration was listed for sale on Ebay by seller turboman812.

From the Ebay listing:

You are bidding on a fabulous vintage hippie/mod pop-up table centerpiece from Gibson by Pakay.  The centerpiece is titled “In Crowd” and depicts a “Go-Go” band and dancer.  This has never been used and is still in the plastic wrapper.  The centerpiece measures approximately 17″ tall and 12″ wide (my best guess measuring without opening).  This piece would be a wonderful addition to a 60’s-70’s themed Halloween party decoration or could be framed and used as art.

retro paper decor

NOTE: We brightened up the image for our lead photo — please see the ebay listing for un-retouched photos.

The packaging claims the Pakay centerpiece to be:

  • Attractive as a table decoration
  • Versatile as a home decoration
  • Unusual on a mantelpiece
  • Clever as a gift

And I have to agree with them all — who wouldn’t want to display this rocking’ tables cape? I wonder if they had coordinating napkins, tablecloths and other goodies to go with this design.

retro paper decorPersonally, I’d display this on my mantel — because I love the illustration style — and why not?

  1. Jacquie Y says:

    Don’t you *LOVE* that the Go-Go girl has a nice full figure? Makes me feel better! No skin and bones. 🙂 That’s Glen on the keyboard..he did that for years back in the day! (He still likes to play once in awhile) How cute is this?? I love it.

  2. Price says:

    Believe it or not, I have one of these! It was a gift from a friend who had it for decades. I took it right out of the packing and display it on a shelf with my records. And when the air blows out of the nearby vent the swinging blonde chick sways back and forth. The only hitch is the drummer sorta droops. Wow. I LOVE this blog. I always learn something and it is an absolute thrill to see things like this.

  3. midmichigan says:

    I like it! Very cool retro memories. Everything was “Go-Go” or “A Go-Go” meaning “as you like it” in the late 60’s. I remember takeout pizza coming into the culture about then and one local spring up was named “Pizza A Go-Go”.

Comments are closed.