Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Anna Findlay 1885 - 1968

I fear I'm posting more images by other designers than my own. However the work of Anna Findlay 1885 - 1968 was just too good not to add here. I discovered this wonderful print on the excellent Modern Print blog an extensive and lovingly compiled blog highlighting the very best lino print and woodcut artists working mainly in the mid Nineteenth and Twentieth Century. The images on this blog are always well chosen, and are accompanied by carefully researched and considered information coupled with useful biographical detail. Anna Findlay was a student of the Grovesnor School, but little else is known about her after she left. I will certainly endeavour to seek out more of her prints if I can.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Boneshaker issue 6

A recent image created for Boneshaker magazine
which hits the shops sat 20th Aug.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stefan Kanchev

Stefan kanchev 1915-2001

I never could resist a simplified bird form. Stefan Kanchev was a Bulgarian designer working in a nuumber of fields including postage stamps and logo design.

I love the way here he's balanced one wing on top of the other !

This is the last of three posts all highlighting some forgotten names of design.

The next post will be something of my own.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Lora Lamm

Lora Lamm, another forgotten name this time from Switzerland, she worked a lot in Italy in the 50's and 60's making vibrant contributions to the golden age of
fashion illustration coming out of Milan.
These two hats I think really are quite wonderful.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Hans Tisdall

A great image from the relatively forgotten designer Hans Tisdall.Tisdall was born in Munich and settled in Britain in 1930. His clear coloured illustrative style was highly suitable to the task of making staple knowledge attractive for children, in Balbus, A Picture Book of Building 1944 Tisdall shows this to great effect. Tisdall was also a very gifted painter and producer of designs for printed textiles.