Block Talk today. Now 50 years later I have a large computer file of things that tickle my fancy.. It's hard to beat Google images for a sources.
But there are still a couple things from the old days that might surprise you..... one is children's books. I have a large collection from my own children and from the years I taught school.. Also when I was the graphic artist for Spokane's library system I got to review all the new children's books from publishers.. What a treat that was....I love the simplicity, the whimsy and the graphic quality of the illustrations in children's books... I never go to the library or bookstore without browsing the children's section.
Artists were especially affected by the lack of perspective and shadow, the flat areas of strong color, the compositional freedom in placing the subject off-centre, with mostly a low diagonal axis to the background."
Artists I've always admired who were greatly influenced include: Toulouse-Latrec, Cassatt, Degas, Renoir, Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin etc.
I have found this book has greatly affected how I personally view and use space.... My mantra is always "Do more and keep it simple." So now you know how I come up with all this stuff!!! Below are some examples from this book.
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