NY Discoveries and Rediscoveries, Part 4

And sorry to do this to you, but here are some unidentified scraps from the NY-related scrounging....

NY Discoveries and Rediscoveries, Part 3

The Design Collection for Kids.
I don't sew, but these kinda make me want to...
There's a whole series of these at Kinokuniya.

Bruno Munari.

The man of the moment, Alexander Girard. I'd say Alex is the new Charley.

Alessandro Mendini.

NY Discoveries and Rediscoveries, Part 2

More NY discoveries and reminders of old favorites...

Warabe Kimika, although there's a very large 'inspiration' from Dick Bruna.

Tupera Tupera.

Tom Toys.

Toda Koshiro and the Kinder Color Series.

Taro Miura. The book is called 'Tools.'

I've redisovered Esphyr Slobodkina, American Modernist. She's like Stuart Davis, but without all the words.

Robot Lilliput, robot toy giant.

Ragnar Aalbu from Norway.

Oskar Schlemmer, a master of the Bauhaus theater.

There is a new collection of Olle Eksell's work.

The Precisionists. Shown here, Niles Spencer. There's also Charles Sheeler and Arthur Dove.

NY Discoveries and Rediscoveries, Part 1

For those interested parties, here's a few links from NY discoveries and rediscoveries.

Galison Mudpuppy, publishers and toymakers.Kinokuniya, Japanese Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas (6th, between 40th and 41st St), New York, NY 10018
Website is here, but, alas, in Japanese.

The Manga map of NY.

Children's Book Illustrator - Gomi Taro.

Children's Book Illustrator - Istvan Schritter.

Jason Polan
, who drew everything in the MOMA.

Children's Book Illustrator - Leonard Weisgard.

Patterns from the incomparable illustrator Mary Blair.

The very real but imaginary maps of Fake Dakota by Neil Greenberg.

The maps of Nigel Peake.

Detour into the future

This video (8 minutes, embedded into html, not youtube) combines all of my current interests: retro futurism, highway design, illustration and tourism. (I know, but whatever. You have yours, I have mine.) Very amazing. Despite your feelings/ambivalence toward the Disney megacorp, in 1958, this was groundbreaking. It's also full of optimism for the future, which we could use more of today.

More on flickr.

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From a Disneyland program in 1956. More on flickr.

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