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Vintage Polish Album Covers: Inspiration Found

Vintage Polish Album Covers

I have no clue what the music sounds like, but these vintage Polish album covers I discovered on 50 Watts are totally groovy. Created in the first half of the 20th century, I love the juxtaposition of abstract art paired with classical music. How amazing would it be to stumble across one of these puppies at a yard sale? See even more over at the original post.

Vintage Polish Album Covers
Vintage Polish Album Covers
Vintage Polish Album Covers
Vintage Polish Album Covers
Vintage Polish Album Covers
Vintage Polish Album Covers
Vintage Polish Album Covers

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
01 Apr 2012

Purpleberry : Monday Color Mood

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This week’s color palette has some back story, and is the basis of a long-running argument between myself and my dear friend, Thomas. It all boils down to a response he made many years ago, regarding a color combination I sported one day in high school. He declared that purple and brown absolutely do not make a legitimate color combination, which of course defies all of my color-loving logic. To this day we agree to disagree, but I’m the textile designer, and he flies jets for a living.

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Blog, Color
17 Oct 2011

Harry Clarke: Inspiration Found

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When I came across this set of illustrations on 50 Watts I was instantly attracted and had to double check the name behind the penmanship. They are by a fellow named Harry Clarke and were created for for a 1925 edition of Goethe’s Faust, but the style reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley’s work, of which I am a fan. I even have this print of his, framed in my bedroom. That could be why I am loving the below images by Mr. Clarke. The organic lines and intricate detail he put into his work is incredible. I particularly love the contrast between geometric and organic ornamentation in the very last image posted below. A little creepy, yes I’ll give you that. Perhaps I should have saved this post for the end of October?

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
24 Sep 2011