Illustration Eye Candy

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“Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.”
-William Temple

Of course, I adore everything old.  I love the patina, the layers and the story seemingly contained within anything that had a life before it entered mine.  My love of vintage is especially strong for books.  I cannot stop collecting beautiful old books.  However, I am most enamored by vintage storybooks of a certain era.  I can’t get enough of the graphics from illustrated children’s books from the 60’s and 70’s.  There is just something about the artistic style of the time that reaches out and grabs me.  Here’s one I picked up last weekend.

Cover

This lovely book is about a number of things that float and fly in the wind.  Here are a couple of my favorite illustrations. Aren’t they beautiful?

Feathers

dandilion

Take a minute to search your attic and old boxes of books.  I’ll bet you have some treasures.  Of course new books are wonderful, but the style of illustrations just can’t compare with some of the gems I find hidden in the dusty corners!  Happy Reading!

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2 thoughts on “Illustration Eye Candy

  1. I agree, those illustrations are beautiful! I recently took an old book my mother used to read to me an color copied the cover. I’m going to frame it as a memento in a nice vintage frame!

  2. My problem is that I don’t have enough wall space for all of the things I love and consider “art!” Framing a picture of a book that holds so many memories is a beautiful idea. You just game me an idea……

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