Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Deco Distraction

First, a short update on Emma's health for you who have shown interest and concern:
sadly last week her belly became very swollen, and yesterday we went to the vet, who drained 
over a liter of fluids. We were hoping that this would make her feel more comfortable,
but instead she looks more miserable than ever. While I am stuck at home with a lot
of spare time, waiting for the inevitable, I have to say that my web activities are
a very welcome pastime. So here goes today's selection of eye candy.

I haven't been able to locate much info on V. Elizabeth Cadie, except that she illustrated children's books
during the 1920, and is best known for her stylized Art Deco illustrations for Volland.
I know, that's not much at all, so if any of my readers is able contribute more data, I'll be grateful.
In the meanwhile, you may enjoy her lovely, funny, elegant and very colorful creatures and patterns.

BonBon and BonBonette - the Story of Santa Claus's Younger Brother, 1924

The Cat Whose Whiskers Slipped and Other Stories, 1925

The Turtle Whose Snap Unfastened, 1927

Daddy Gander, 1928

This is supposed to be one of her most beautiful books, 
but I couldn't find any decent reproductions of its pages on the web.
If I do, you'll be the first to know!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

La Sirena

If you've been following Animalarium for a while you might remember that I love mermaids,
 especially in the Summer. Enjoy this latest selection, and if you want more, 
check out the previous editions here and here.

Souichi Bandou, thanks to Escape Into Life

La Vie Parisienne, 1925, thanks to Jean M

Stig Lindberg, 1959, thanks to Shelley Davies

Marie A. Lawson from The Enchanted Castle, 1935, thanks to art.crazed

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monsters & Riddles

This wildly inventive animated short was produced by the Armenian director 

Robert Sahakyants in 1983. The story was inspired by The Talking Fish
a fairytale written by the great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumayan
Discovered thanks to Your Daily Cartoon.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spiral Living

Leo Lionni

Birmanian Folk Tales, E. Matveeva, M. Shevchenko, 1978, thanks to polny_shkaf

David Klein, thanks to Matt Hinrichs

Heinz Valk, illustration for children's poem book by Helvi Jurisson, thanks to 50 Watts


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