Monday, 24 October 2011

Mary Blair


I love Google Doodles anytime, but I was very taken by the one from last Friday:

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It was created in celebration of Mary Blair, an illustrator who worked for Disney most of her life. She would have been 100 years old on 21 October. 

I followed a few of the Google links and found such a great catalogue of work. Mary Blair not only created images for Disney, but also painted privately, illustrated books and provided drawings for advertisements.

Her style is very colourful, bursting with life and really, really cute. A lot of her designs feature children, animals and flowers.

Here are a few ones that I loved:

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8 comments:

  1. How lovely! Those are such beautiful illustrations. I find I'm often "too busy" (or at least think I am!) to look in more detail at the background behind the Google Doodles. Thanks for doing this background research for us! I'll have to make more effort in future!

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  2. Love this post - when I stumbled upon her doodle on google I decided to find more out about the artist as well - I was just taken by her work! Such a great story and life of art.

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  3. i love mary blair too. great collection of her work shown in this post : )

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  4. These are so sweet! I love them!! Thanks for sharing Mary Blair with us!

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  5. These are so precious. they remind me so much of childhood books...or old -school disney, i guess. so sweet. thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. I love the kitchen and bath ones!!!

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