Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Illustration of Richard Erdoes

I recently bought a Life magazine from 1957, and these illustrations blew me away. The use of form and scale is so fun!
They are the work of the late Richard Erdoes, an Austrian born illustrator photographer and author. Here are some more inspiring images from his books, and other magazines:


  1. great find! I love that syringe in the first one. So freaky and fun. This week I made some people upset by drawing a Christmas elf smoking a cigarette. Sometimes I wish I lived in the 50s.

  2. Haha. The 50's, when everyone and everything was always smoking a cigarette.