The Attic #1 Hervé Morvan – 4 inspiring vintage artists

Hello! I’m VIU a children illustrator based in Barcelona.


When I have a lack of inspiration, I like to dive in the past because I often feel very inspired by antique pictures and vintage art. I have been doing some research lately and, wow, I’ve already discovered a lot of amazing artists!


Every first Sunday of each month I’ll share the results of my explorations. I’ll be brief, I’ll rather let the pictures do the talking 🙂


Here are this month’s findings: A mid century illustrator, a picture of the 60s in Italy, a mid century ad and an old book about animals from 1849! I hope you find these bits inspiring!
An illustrator: Hervé Morvan
Hervé Morvan (1917-1980) was a French illustrator and poster artist.


He studied at l’École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré in Paris where he learned to master wall art, frescoes and stained glass. After that, he took the path to advertising illustration.


Morvan’s work is playful, colorful and cute, and I particularly enjoy his series of posters for Jeunesse au Plein Air. Aren’t they lovely? 🙂
A picture: Palermo by Enzo Sellerio
 Palermo by Enzo Sellerio, 1960
An ad: Guinness after work
Guinness After Work by Tom Eckersly, 1953
A book: Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle (1849)
Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) by Jean-Baptiste Meunier, 1849

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I'm a children's illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona. I like music and hiking.

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