Monday, September 6, 2010

this is. . . inspiration monday

This weeks inspiration comes from Miroslav Sasek. A Czech born illustrator who first studied architechture, and later became known for his "This is. . . " series of books. This series includes such titles as; This is London, This is Paris, This is San Fransisco, and This is the Way to the Moon.

His work embodies is everything I find appealing about 1960's illustration; gouache, angular figures, flattened space. To me, this aesthetic feels simultaneously modern and vintage, like mid-century furniture. A lot of great illustration  came out during this time, actually. And today there are illustrators, like Matte Stephens, whose work pulls heavily from this tradition. So thank you, M. Sasek, for being an inspiration to all of us!

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