Monday, June 15, 2009
Happy Monday! Remember last week's post about Angie Hranowsky's home? In one of Charleston Home's images (one I didn't show) we see this sweet print on the wall...In the magazine's resources section, we learn the print is by David Weidman. Hmmmm. Now I want them all. Especially these....I will surely buy The Whimsical Works of David Weidman, a collection of his career works, for my coffee table. In case you are unfamiliar with him or his work, there is this synopsis from the book: "Weidman began his career as an animator in 1950s Los Angeles, painting backgrounds for Hannah Barbara and setting the standard for the look of cartoons of that era. However, like a true entrepreneur he soon began to work for himself, and went on to establish a style that is today instantly recognizable and iconic. A printmaker, ceramicist, font designer, painter, cartoonist, and silk screener, Weidman never stopped experimenting as an artist. Today at age 87 Weidman's staggering body of work is just as modern and visually stunning as it was forty years ago. His graphic sensibility and expert use of saturated colour palletes evoke the vintage modern look while remaining completely relevant to contemporary designers."