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13.7.06

charles harper

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dwell magazine just launched a new website with posts written by their famed editors. i'm really enjoying a piece by sam grawe on designer charles harper- whose artwork inspired a new line of upholstery and furniture by todd oldham for la-z-boy (to come next year). grawe visited harper's home (where he's working away at age 83) for an interesting interview. you can click here to read the article, great stuff.

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Anonymous aquarabbit said...

Oh thank you! I have loved Charley Harper for so long... I had his wonderfully illustrated Golden Books when I was a kid, which may have seeped modernism into my head at an early age. I still have them, and I am so happy he is getting renewed attention!

12:12 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Charles Harper is a genius, his limited addition prints are available on ebay for very reasonable prices, thru Chrisman Art - I scored one of his birch tree owl prints for 40 dollars!

http://search.stores.ebay.com/Chrisman-Art_charles-harper_W0QQfciZ3QQfclZ4QQfsnZChrismanQ20ArtQQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQftsZ2QQsaselZ13978287QQsofpZ0


Thanks for the link to his interview Grace, his work is so inspiring.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Thanks so much for posting that! I actually have a signed print of his and I didn't even know it until I saw your post and thought, wow, that looks like that chipmunk print I got at the thrift store!

Beautiful stuff!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've always been a fan of harper but his prints are so small--i would love to see posters of them rendered huge and abstract. interesting that he's going to get a revival now (inevitably!)

-r

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Meg said...

I've loved his work since I picked up a poster he designed for the National Park Service a few years ago in a Park gift shop. Beautiful stuff -- I've always wondered if it was just me that thought so...

9:13 PM  
Blogger Darci said...

I love these prints...

12:36 AM  
Blogger Judith HeartSong said...

Love his work. Judith

6:10 AM  
Anonymous susie said...

charley harper is amazing, his national park service illustrations just amaze me with the visual invention. it's a shame more people aren't familiar with his work

12:19 PM  

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