Wednesday 13 May 2009

leif Peng is showing all 21 of Cliff Roberts' illustrations from the Book of Jazz.
The style here seems to have been de riguer in the 1950s for Jazz music subjects. Leif attributes its origin to Jim Flora. there's a whole blog devoted to Flora

At The Hollywod Reporter:
The Palme d'Or may seem like a twee, only slightly relevant prize to the American film industry.
But it's been an oddly accurate barometer of the state of U.S. filmmaking - or at least the high-end film world's view of it -- since its modern incarnation began several decades ago.
When American directors were driving the car at the studios in the 1970's, they were winning it more frequently than the word 'cinema' is cited at the Palais -- Scorsese, Altman, Coppola. They took a break in the 80's, but when the indie movement hit, they were back with a vengeance -- Soderbergh, the Coen Bros and David Lynch took it three years in a row from '89-'91.
But it's been mostly fallow since then --
my pal Bryan Talbot is showing his Grandville video:



Blogger Nino said...

Thanks, Eddie, I didnĀ“t know about Talbot's Grandville.

13 May 2009 at 21:20:00 GMT-5  
Blogger MarkSullivan said...

Yeah, it's amazing how quickly that "house style" became standard for Jazz subjects. You look at album covers from the period, and it's everywhere.

13 May 2009 at 22:26:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Great stuff but your blog is always full of amazing stuff. By the way, do you Twitter? I think it's rather silly and self-involved but many talented people (like your friend Neil Gaiman) use it. Well, love reading your blog! Namaste-Geri

16 May 2009 at 00:22:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Nulsh said...

"we don't need no stinking badgers!"


Looks good - as does all Mr. Talbot's work.

17 May 2009 at 16:54:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Where have you gone? No blogs? Boo-who!

15 June 2009 at 23:22:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Long time no blog, Eddie...
In which meander of your head are you lost?
I saw this and thought you might like it.

18 June 2009 at 09:00:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Thanks from your big fan from Germany,


18 June 2009 at 15:04:00 GMT-5  

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