Friday, March 13, 2009

Jewell's Picks & Pics: Mary Blair

I read the same books every night. And every nap. So I've already got "I Can Fly" memorized. The illustrations are sooo fantastic. I am already being trained to be a huge Mary Blair fan.

You could say that when illustrators, designers and artists copy the mid-century style of artists like Mary Blair, that they are stuck in a rut. But is it really a "retro" style? I think that a style like this will exist in any era, as long as there are people around with a childlike sense for imagination and simple forms. It just feels natural to me!












4 comments:

Christina said...

so beautiful. i hope i can find editions of these books when i have kids.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

My eight year old daughter is a Peter Pan afficiando. She's going to flip when I show her these illustrations {and the others in the flickr stream}.

I love your blog and your guest posts on Black Eiffel!

Who Sees the Seven said...

What a fantastic collection of wonderful illustrations!

the haystack needle said...

I agree with Christina. These are so lovely.