Monday, October 24, 2011

Andy Warhol's Children's Illustration

What a find! We had The Little Red Hen as kids, but it wasn't Andy Warhol's version. 

The vibrant technicolor artwork, an outlier in the warm pastel color schemes of 1950s children's illustration, offers a fascinating prequel to Warhol's budding pop art aesthetic -- one you can acquire for under $5, not a bad deal for rare, limited-edition work by one of only seven artists in the world to have ever sold a canvas for $100 million.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

This looks like a must-have! (forwarded by my Uncle.) The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm:

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm is an astounding new volume from Taschen editor Noel Daniel bringing together the best illustrations from 130 years of The Brothers Grimm with 27 of the most beloved Grimm stories, including Cinderella, Snow White, The Little Red Riding Hood, and Sleeping Beauty, amidst artwork by some of the most celebrated illustrators from Germany, Britain, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and the United States working between the 1820s and 1950s.

The new translation is based on the final 1857 edition of the tales, and stunning silhouettes from original publications from the 1870s and 1920s grace the tome's pages, alongside brand new silhouettes created bespoke for this remarkable new volume.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Google's Reverse Image Search

Thanks to Cedric Hohnstadt for posting about the new Search By Image service of Google's: "simply drag an image into the search box and it will find everywhere on the web that your image appears."