October 25, 2006

from kodomo no kuni


honda shotaro




takei takeo


okamoto kiichi

have you ever seen drawings so beautiful? 'kodomo no kuni' was an children's illustrated magazine published in the 1920s, with impressions of Bauhaus and French art deco. according to the site, the preserved illusrations are "the precious record of the creative forces in 1920s urban Japanese culture led by editors and artists who believed that art had an important role to play in the education of children." (more)

3 comments:

andrea said...

that first one is dazzling. and all of these are exquisite.

k said...

these are all amazing!

i'm getting lil' inspired :)

bruce said...

wonderful finds, j