Archive for September, 2007

Charley Harper

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

I’m cleaning up our dreadfully dusty and cluttered bedroom, and came across a promotional postcard for Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life that I picked up at Book Soup in LA, when we were in Southern California in August for a friend’s wedding. I picked up the postcard to remind myself to blog about it, so here you go! The book is a huge oversized coffee table book, the kind that if I were wealthy enough that I never had to think about money I would be utterly unable to keep myself from. Borges fantasized about infinite libraries; I fantasize about infinite coffee tables.

Anyway, I was totally unfamiliar with Charley Harper, and just thought his illustrations were so creative and gorgeous, and totally evoked a particular time and spirit.

Design*sponge has a more informational post about this.