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

Robert Baxter, Condensed

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Last weekend, as I was driving up my street, I glanced over and saw a tidy stack of Reader's Digest Condensed Books sitting at the curb in front of a neighbour's house. Tucked in near the top, a hand-written sign said "FREE." Of course I grabbed them.

What you see below was in one of the 20 or so volumes. From "The Tower of Babel" by Morris A. West, RDCB, 1969.

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These illustrations are by Robert Baxter, an artist previously unknown to me. A quick search on Google turned up a photo, a short bio and a wealth of Baxter's recent paintings! Click here to have a look.

7 comments

  1. great illustrations, great post!

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  2. Really cool images, thanks for posting them

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  3. So I guess that's the end of Today's Inspiration as we knew it.Bye Leif it's been fun.

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  4. Blogs have a live-cycle of their own. I have watched a few appear and disappear, and in only a few cases any explanatory statement for the disappearance had been provided.

    C'est les blogs, probably.
    C'est la vie.

    Today's Inspiration remains a priceless treasure though...
    Sigh...

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  5. ...p.s: wrong spelling - it should read life-cycle...

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  6. Leif,

    Today's Inspiration was the best blog I followed. Thanks for all the great inspiration. Good luck.

    Wes

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  7. Hi Leif, Well that took me back a few years. Thank you. Great to see his work again!

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