December 13, 2006

Golden Age Illustration


image from ASIFA - go look + donate!
Boing boing is always filled with lovely stuff, DH reads it all the time. Today I did. What a bonus! There were links to the ASIFA project blog - a great non profit organization with a blog filled with more links to some of the most beautiful illustratons ever. As a child we had many books from my great aunt and grandmother filled with such illustrations. But there is way more here that I have ever seen anywhere else...
go have fun if you like this sort of thing! I am not a current Disney fan by any means. At all. sorry... i loved the really old stuff from them - but work like Kay Nielson from Denmark as seen above, makes me giggle with childhood delight. His work and others in the link, (scroll down a bit) are just my "cup of tea" and inspire me to no end.

4 comments:

Geek+Nerd said...

I HAVE THIS BOOK! It's from the Twelve Dancing Princesses. I collect vintage fairy tales - I love illustrations like this. Thanks for posting it!

Alison said...
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radiogirl said...

Such stunningly beautiful pictures! Thank you for the link. Wow.

(sorry for the double post, used wrong google sign-in)

Paula Rimmer said...

wow - beautiful, fanciful imaginings! A lovely intricate style.