Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jim Flora inspiration

I have gotten a lot of compliments on the postcard I designed for ASIFA last month. Volunteering once every month to put together the cards, I sometimes forget just how many people see those cards. Some months are more work than others, and I don’t do it alone, but it has been nice to receive so many compliments this past month. To give credit where credit is due I was inspired by the work of Jim Flora. He is probably best known for his 1940s-50s Columbia Records album covers. His album cover art and music-themed works were put together in a great book The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora.One of my favorite pieces was the album cover below.

As soon as I saw it I just had to pay homage to Jim by incorporating his 3 headed character into a design somehow. ASIFA-East’s postcard for March was that design. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the card and thanks to Jim for inspiring me.