Here are your monthly snippets of inspiration, an illustrator who never stopped drawing, a Hungarian movie poster artist, a fun PEZ ad and a book about French medieval ornaments and patterns.
An illustrator: Sheilah Beckett
Sheilah Beckett (1913-2013) was the first female artist hired to work at New York’s Charles E. Cooper Studio in 1942. Beckett work fields included advertising, children’s books and greeting cards.
Beckett never stopped drawing, and she would work with different medias, when she was in her 90s, she even worked with a Wacom Tablet. Cool!
I love her picture book illustrations, they remind me of the children books I used to read when I was at my grandparents home! 🙂
A movie poster artist: Tibor Jakfalvy
Poster for the 1964 Hungarian re-release of Buster Keaton’s 1926 ‘The General’ by Tibor Jakfalvy
An ad: PEZ So erfrischend
PEZ So erfrischend (So refreshing), 1960s
A book: Dictionnaire raisonné du mobilier français
Lithography of a thirteenth-century enamel, Jacob Levié (aka Adolphe Levié), 1874
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