Monday, April 08, 2013

Joseph Low, meet Jessica Hogarth

I picked up some fabrics by Jessica Hogarth on a recent shopping trip just because it reminded me of animation and illustration from my childhood years, in particular this one:

I bought a few matching fabrics and this one from the same line with these cute birds:

I played with my fabrics and came up with a sort of slash and sew design:

but I was stuck at the green border where to go from here? but in my internet search for cool album covers I came across this one by Joseph Low:

Omg! everything old is new again! the style of drawing is so similar to Jessica Hogarth, don't you think....and do you recognize the art style? Apparently Joseph Low is a Caldecott winner for a children's book called Mice Twice and was a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker magazine between 1940-1980.
....but I digresss! this album cover inspired me to play with a black and white background, from this:

to this! The converging lines remind me of the opening credits to North by Northwest (Saul Bass) and the added touch of The Birds fabric make this the perfect Alfred Hitchcock tribute don't you think?

Now I have to figure out how to quilt it!


electricdunce said...

It looks great, I love the fabrics...can hardly wait to see the stitching...Karin

Idle hands, empty brain ... said...

You're so creative! Well done Carol.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Wonderful! Love how you pulled this all together!

Cher said...

oh I would do straight line that do long and short rectangles overlapping...if that makes any sense..what a great story for a very creative top!

Lynn Dykstra said...

the graphics of our youth!
album covers and children's books are wonderful inspirations.
well done!

Quilt Rat said...

How did I miss this post???? This is FABULOUS!