Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Being Inspired

Lately I've been loving the work of modernist Charley Harper (1922-2007).   Harper's stylized wildlife illustrations graced the pages of children's books and magazines.  He created works for nature-based organizations such as the Cincinnati Zoo and the National Parks Service.  Harper worked in a style he referred to as "minimal realism."    

If you'd like to see more of Charley Harper's work, check out this site:

Another modernist I admire is Stig Lindberg (1916-1982), one of Sweden's most important designers, who was a painter and illustrator as well.  

Here's a lovely site that features the work Lindburg did in a variety of media:

I've seen some of Lindburg's ceramic work on e-bay, but it's a bit too
dear for my budget.  I love looking, though!



  1. I've been seeing and liking Harper's work on all kinds of design sites but geez, I thought he was still alive. Thanks for the link.

  2. I know, it's sad, yes? I just love his work.