jake thompson

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Provensen's.

Saw these gorgeous illustrations on Twitter, did a little digging and found out they were by husband and wife team Martin and Alice Provensen. They had amazing careers together through the middle of the 20th century, working on the original Tony the Tiger for Kellogg's as well as writing and illustrating loads of children's literature. Although Martin died in 1987, Alice - now 95 - still draws and I have to say, their work is amazing!

I love the texture and perspective they use in 'The Iliad and the Odyssey' Homer for Young Readers. Although they're over 50 years old, they look amazingly current while also looking very authentic and traditional - the Provensen's are definitely on my growing list of favourite artists!

If you want to read a little more about this, I got the images from here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/08/14/iliad-odyssey-provensen/