Projects

Blog

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Simple Living New England

A blend of raw honesty and curated natural beauty, Simple Living New England is an old-fashioned Maine simple living lifestyle blog featuring nature and food photography by Averyl Hill. Est. April 2017.

Online Archive

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Vintage Diets Archive

A virtual showcase of vintage diet ephemera and imagery.

Books

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Wishy the Bookworm Chipmunk

A charming children’s book published in 2018 about a chipmunk who outsmarts winter and loves old books. Contains original nature photography by Averyl Hill.

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American Women Didn’t Get Fat in the 1950s

Originally published in 2013, this is a research-based self-help book inspired by Averyl’s weight loss success following vintage diet practices from the 1950s. Reviews reveal that her book is quite polarizing with most people loving or hating it, the latter largely taking offense to the old premise that “you’re fat because you eat too much” and other 1950s advice included in the book. Even so, her book’s reach exceeded her expectations. She lacked an advertising budget and was a brand new, self-published author, yet for almost three months her book was in the top 100 diet books on Amazon Kindle, dropping off occasionally, and at one point was a top diet book on Amazon, not just Kindle. You can read more about her book on her vintage diet blog, along with Averyl’s statement on kindness at every size.

Retired 2019

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Vintage Stock Illustration

Since 2002 we’ve been a leading provider of commercial use vintage Christmas and Holiday stock illustration from the Victorian Era through the 1960s. Our clients worldwide include Fortune 500 companies as well as small ad firms, graphic designers, product manufacturers, non-profits, retailers and small businesses.

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Retro Christmas Cards

Hillstock Greetings are holiday reproduction cards and stickers imprinted with vintage images from the Art Deco period through the groovy mod 1970s onto 100% recycled cotton rag archival card stock with acid-free inks. Hillstock Greetings are manufactured and printed in our Maine design studio. After over a decade of production we have retired our exisiting line. We hope to bring a new retro line to market sometime in the future.