Saturday, March 17, 2012
This adorable tin sand pail was originally a promo giveaway for Safeguard Soaps-free with a certain amount of soap purchased. It's is sooo cute! It shows children on safari with a lion, elephant and kangaroo. The colors are so bright and the illustrations so retro. The inside and bottom is pale aqua. I believe this dates from the 1960's or early 1970's.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
In addition to children's books, Hungarian designer Janos Kass also designed postage stamps. The following images were designed for the International Year of the Child in 1979.
Monday, March 5, 2012
I discovered the Hungarian artist Janos Kass on Kristina Klarin's blog and since then, have been searching for some of his books to buy. Janos Kass(1927-2010) was a graphic designer, artist, animated film director, printmaker, and book designer. I followed Kristina's links and saw several books on this Japanese website but with the yen-dollar exchange rate, they were a bit expensive for me. Another link led me to this Hungarian website and I ended up purchasing several children's books. The website is both in English and Hungarian with prices in Hungarian forints. You can pre-order out-of-stock books and they will answer emails in English. The following is one of the books I purchased. I have absolutely no idea what it's about but the illustrations are so cheerful.
Friday, March 2, 2012
I have some spring shows coming up and I sell not only my stationery products, but also some original artwork. Here are a few collages on paper that I've been working on. They're made with vintage papers and ephemera, handmade Japanese papers, rubber stamps, and finished off with some stitching on top.