Monday, December 31, 2012

Puttin' on the Ritz

Sorry for the blog slowdown, free moments are hard to come by these days...
But I did find the time to prepare a quick post just to wish you
lost of fun tonight and a very wonderful new year!

Ruth Krauss and Phyllis Rowland, Bears, 1948

Jean de Brunhoff, The Story of Babar

Ibride DesignBel-Ami

Yu Molokanov, 1977, thanks to polny_shkaf
(I couldn't figure out the illustrator's name)

Ann WoodClaude and Gus

Seymour Chwast

Takeo Takei, Aesop's Fables, 1925, thanks to 50 Watts

Monday, December 24, 2012

Under the Tree

Saul Steinberg, 1949


Retta Worcester, Christmas in the Country, and Richard Scarry, The Animals' Merry Christmas, 1950
 thanks to the unfortunately defunct Golden Gems blog

Constantine Rotov, 1956, thanks to polny_shkaf

Dellwyn Cunningham, Favorite Christmas Songs and Stories, 1953,and 
Jan Balet, The Mice, the Monks and the Christmas Tree, 1963 via Curio Book



JP Miller, Jingle Bells, 1964, thanks to Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter Sports

Mary Tourtel, Rupert the Bear

Harrison Cady, 1928, thanks to Kat in the Cupboard

Benjamin RabierGedeon fait du ski, 1938

 Barbara CooneyWhere Have You Been, 1952

vintage German matchbox, 1961, thanks to Agence Eureka

Alain Grée, 1966, thanks to maptitefabrique

Bill Peet, Buford the Little Big Horn, 1967, thanks to Michael Sporn Animation

Lillian Hoban, Mr. Pig and Sonny Too, 1977,
thanks to the wonderful my vintage book collection in book form

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Birds & Beasts

Mark Hearld is a York-based artist and designer known for his prints and collages 
inspired by his love for the beauty of the British countryside and its wildlife.
I have been a fan of Mark's work for a while, and would love to be able to visit 
 Birds and Beastshis ongoing exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 

 (love his lettering, by the way)

Hearld studied illustration at Glasgow College of Art and natural history illustration 
at the Royal College of Art. Now a successful and prolific artist, he exhibits around the UK, 
and receives design commissions ranging from movie sets to fabrics and ceramics. 

"The briefest glance around Mark Hearld’s York flat tells you that this is the home 
of an artist, an animal lover and, clearly, a hoarder". (BBC Homes and Antiques, 2010)
I appreciate all these qualities, and also love the fact that Mark somehow reminds me
of many other quintessentially British things and people I love...

This was a very productive year for Hearld: among other projects, he illustrated the children's book
 A First Book of Naturehis first wallpaper Harvest Hare received the Elle Decoration British Design Award, 
and Merrell published his first monograph, the gorgeous Work Book.

Harvest Hare
This latest show features collages in hand-painted frames, 
wooden animals decorated by hand, ceramics, limited edition lithographs, 
linocuts, and a collection of found objects.

Hearld always works closely with skilled craftsmen to realise his ideas, 
and for this event he has collaborated with a Stoke-based mould maker 
to produce a series of limited edition ceramic hares.

Photos courtesy of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and St.Jude.

Birds and Beasts runs until the 17th of February, 
if you make it there let me know how it was!


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