Sunday, 2 January 2011

Charley Harper ♥♥

Ah - Christmas!

I received the most wonderful book for christmas... "Charley Harper - An Illustrated Life". Okay, sure - I had it written down on my christmas list but it wasn't until I had it in my hot little hands that I realised how WONDERFUL this book is.

It's a great book full of the most beautiful pictures. Each page is amazing. I also think he was a little bird obsessed too!

I've also been practicing my Illustrator skills by trying to copy the pictures - just for inspiration mind you! I think I've done okay too although of course, I'm pretty sure Mr Harper didn't use ANY computer software to draw his beautiful works....

And just quietly, how amazing is this mural?? I want one for my bathroom one day....

John Weld Peck Federal Building in Cincinnati, Ohio (1964)

We've now become fully fledged Charley Harper fans. We have chosen the posters we'd like to order off the website (shame about the US$50 postage costs!!) and are saving our pennies AND we've bookmarked the site AND ordered the 2011 wall calendar from Berkelouw and are now eagerly awaiting its arrival! Maybe as a stingy option we can frame the pictures from the calendar at the end of the year...

Yay for Charley Harper!!