Thursday, December 30, 2010
Adam and Celyn, my little brother and his girlfriend, are moving to Norway for six months. I volunteered to make them a quick banner for their photo blog (they take a nice picture, those two!), Snoreway. They thought they'd start off by insulting their host country.
Posted by Jenny at Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
All images by Esta Nesbitt at the Kellen Archives
I learned about Esta Nesbitt (1918 - 1975) while I was collecting material for an exhibition I'm co-curating. She was better known as an artist (her prints and mixed-media works are in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum) but I was really excited to see her fashion illustrations from the mid-'60s. Her style - especially in her paintings - can be languid and appealing, but sometimes graphic; occasionally on its way to reminding me of Rene Gruau.
Nesbitt was published in Mademoiselle, Harper's Bazaar and the New York Times, but you can see her original illustrations, rough drawings and stacks of tear sheets at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives, Parsons' amazing collection of student work and documents from over nine decades.
Posted by Jenny at Sunday, November 14, 2010