Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Art Blogging: Jim Flora

Jim Flora (1914-1998) was an American commercial illustrator. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and surged to fame in the 1950s when his LP album covers appeared across the country. He worked extensively in this field, as well as a children's book illustrator, throughout the 1970s, and labored at a daily, frenetic pace up until his death. He is best known for his frantic, loud imagery of jazz, urbanity, and technology. He was a major influence on the later work of Shag.

Jiving Teens, 1954.

Cover, Park East Magazine, January 1943.

Sweets and JJ Johnson.


Andy B. said...

"The Day the Cow Sneezed" is one of my all-time favorite books. How about posting a pic?

John said...

Here it is.