Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kodomo no kuni -vintage magazine from Japan

Okamoto Kiichi 1928

Takei Takeo 1927

I know that I have blogged about this website before, but it's worth a second look. Kodomo no kuni was a Japanese children's magazine published from 1922 until 1949.
Kodomo no kuni and it's artists....also, Gallery
I am finishing up a design this week for 3-color letterpress prints and I am having so much fun. I am very carefully inking each line with small brushes. It reminds me a lot of vintage children's book illustrations. Tomorrow, I pick up my 4x5 transparencies of my new paintings from the new photographer, so I will finally be able to scan and show you those!
Thanks, Will for reminding me about Kodomo no kuni.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Young Self...

Here are a couple photos of me... having fun on the beach when I was young. I remember those bathing suits as if it were yesterday. I wonder how long flip flops have been in style?! Have I always had the exact same haircut?!
The Art of Amy Crehore

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Pierrot with a Mandolin Film 1927

I'm posting this clip of Bernardo De Pace for my friend Valerie in Barcelona.

Thanks for pointing this out, Rick Turner. Via Acoustic Oasis via YouTube

Monday, June 07, 2010

Banjo-Uke Duet in French

Found this sweet little video posted by Rick Bruner of banjo uke players on NY Ukulele Salon

Les Chauds Lapins - Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt at Ukulele Salon at Ukulele Mansion, singing a Meg Reichardt original, "Cette Nuit-là."