Thursday, July 3, 2014
More magic from Enid Marx. The first image is a frontispiece to Marco's Animal Alphabet, made between 1979 and 2000. The little Christmas fairy is a wood engraved chapter heading for A Childhood by Francesca Allinson, published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf in 1937. From Ruth Artmonsky & Brian Webb's fantastic book, Enid Marx Design.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I found this record out thrifting the other day. Appears to be private press, titled simply "Folk Guitar." It was sleeveless, and I haven't been able to find any information about Madeleine Helfer. I like this record though because her voice sounds a bit like Josephine Foster. Very quiet, melancholy trad standards and a civil war song that is really beautiful.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Just learned about Robin Lehman, the genius behind a whole catalog of 1970s educational films about winged flight and marine animals among other things. Fans of Jacques Cousteau and Jean Painlevé will like the underwater ones. Amazing spectrum of colors there on the ocean floor. 'Wings and Things' explores the human desire to fly and involves a trance-inducing sequence about the making of a delicate gossamer plane only molecules thick. A few short youtube extracts below.