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Celebrating Illustration, Design, Cartoon and Comic Art of the Mid-20th Century

Summer Stylization

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It kind of incredible, isn't it... this style is 50 years old!

I can remember when some artists from Reactor in Toronto began producing illustrations in this style back in the mid-1980's. It seemed like a really vital, contemporary, avant-garde look. Imagine how truly avant-garde it must have looked to the public three decades earlier...

I now think of this style as the Thomas Vroman look. He's the only artist I've come across from the 50's who put a signature to work done in this style... though I'm sure there were many others. If you've never taken a close look at his work, spend a few minutes perusing my Thomas Vroman Flickr set.


  1. Vroman's work is beautiful! It reminded me for some reason of, even though they are very different.

  2. Wow! That fellow's artwork is REALLY beautiful, bottlecapster - thanks for the link. :-)





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