Monday, September 26, 2005
Earliar I posted an Oscar Wilde inspired pic and i thought I would post these charming illustrations from the childrens book of Wildes story "The Selfish GIant". Illustrated by Gertraud and Walter Weiner the books images are taken from their prize winning film of the story. The film came out in 63 or 64 I think, this book is an american edition ffrom67.
On saturday at a garage sale I picked up "You're MOre Fun than a barrel of Monkeys" with illustrations by Pete Hawley. Hawley is a fantastic illustrator and in the past over at Cartoon Retro there have been some great threads on him . I prefer his 50's pinup and magazine illustration work over his more cartoony work but I think this stuff is great too. And you can't go wrong with a monkey.
I'm by no means an expert on aviation history but I love looking at old photos of all the old contraptions folks put together in the 18 and early 1900's and eccentric pioneers who put them together. By no means accurate depictions just excerpts from a sketchbook.