mercredi 26 octobre 2011

Daniel et Valérie illustrated by Nina Morel !




























"Daniel et Valérie" is a vintage French method of reading very famous !!!
It was illustrated by Nina Morel :)
it's for sale on my Etsy shop :)

P U R C H A S E : http://www.etsy.com/listing/84779186/daniel-et-valerie-french-method-of

lundi 17 octobre 2011

V&A Pattern, The fifties.


V&A Pattern / The Fifties edited by V&A Publishing. 
Cover by Lucienne Day




















On the left page : Lucienne Day / John Line & Sons Ltd ( 1957 )
On the right page : J.Feldman / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1954 )




















On the left page : Joan Miro / Fuller Fabrics ( 1956 )
On the right page : Joan Miro / Fuller Fabrics ( 1956 )




















On the left page : Lucienne Day / Heal's ( 1955 )
On the right page : John Drummond / Wemyss Weavecraft Ltd ( 1953 )




















On the left page : Edward Hughes / Paladio Wallpapers ( 1955 ) 
On the right page : jacqueline Groag / Liberty & Co ( 1954 )




















On the left page : Marion Malher / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1952 )
On the right page : Marion Malher / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1950 )



















On the left page : Lucienne Day / Heal's ( 1951 )
On the right page : Terence Conrad / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1951 )



















On the left page : Lucienne Day / Heal's ( 1954 )
On the right page : Lucienne Day / Heal's ( 1954 )




















On the left page : Sylvia Chalmers / Elizabeth Eaton Ltd ( 1953 )
On the right page : John Drummond / Anne Loosely ( 1953 )




















On the left page: Eszter Haraszty / Knoll Textiles Inc. ( 1953 )
On the right page : Lucienne Day / British Celanese Ltd ( 1953 )




















On the left page : Jacqueline Groag / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1952 )
On the right page : Tom Mellors / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1954 )



















On the left page : Palladio Wallpapers ( 1955 )
On the right page : Marion Mahler / David Whitehead Ltd ( 1952 )


I recommend you this great book.
it contains beautiful patterns from the 50's designed by Marion Malher, Lucienne Day, Joan Miro, Franck Llyod Wright, John Piper, Ruth Adler, Shinkichi Tajiri and so many others...
Enjoy !!! 

dimanche 16 octobre 2011

Tricoti Tricota illustrated by Françoise Themerson, 1939.

































This book is one of my best discovery in recent months... 
As you can see it's very old, it was illustrated by Françoise Themerson in 1939. 
I hope you will see the beauty of this book, despite his condition ! :)


In 1957, this book was reissued by the same publisher ( Flammarion ) but the illustrator isn't the same ! It was illustrated by an illustrator called "Gerda".


Enjoy !!! 

samedi 15 octobre 2011

Domino des maisons, Fernand Nathan, 1968.

























It's not easy to find old games complete and in good condition ! 
Fortunately, it happens sometimes and I'm very pleased to introduce you this one !
Here is the "Domino des maisons" edited in 1968 by Fernand Nathan. I think it was illustrated by Nina Morel who has illustrated a lot of games in the 60's !!!
It represents the world's people in their traditional costumes and their homes.
Enjoy !!!

lundi 10 octobre 2011

M. Sasek - Paris











Miroslav Sasek was born in Prague in 1916 and died in Switzerzerland in 1980. According to cover notes in "Stone is Not Cold", Mr. Sasek trained as an architect in Prague because his parents didn't approve of him becoming a painter. He studied for some time at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He escaped from Prague in 1948 when the Communist Party came to power, and settled in Munich (he claimed he would be happy anywhere and ended up in Munich because his wife's work was there). From 1951-57 he worked for Radio Free Europe before starting on the This Is series.
 He was married with one stepson. At the time of his death in 1980 he was divorced and living in Paris. He died while visiting his sister Vera in Switzerland.He worked as a painter and illustrator for most of his life. 


Like many artists of those years, it's hard to find informations about their lives... The following biography is from the site dedicated to M. Sasek :




dimanche 9 octobre 2011

A Child's Garden Of Verses Illustrated by Ruth Ruhman

































This book is absolutely all i love !!! 
It's cute, colorful and from the mid-century !!!
This is my first Ruth Ruhman's book !!! I really would like to see other books by this illustrator !!! 
I made some research but i didn't find anything about Ruth Ruhman. 
If you know something, please let me know !!! :)
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