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October 6, 2017
First Thing Fridays, Vol. 2 w/ Italic Studio | Roxanne Daner
Roxanne Daner
Roxanne from Ludlow Kingsley shares work by her favorite illustrator and sort of answers a question
Mary Blair

So, these are some vintage dolls. They were made by my favorite illustrator, Mary Blair, who everyone knows is my favorite. She did all of the It's a Small World illustrations and a lot of amazing posters in the 50s and 60s. It was unusual, at that time, that a woman would get to work in that world and be so prevalent.

Roxanne Daner

She's most well-known for her color work. In the backgrounds of a lot of cartoon shows and movies she would create mood by using color which was kind of a new idea that would really influence the emotions of what was happening in the show. 

Roxanne Daner

These dolls are so cute.

When my boy, Bud, turned 1, Clark and his wife, Lauren, bought him a ton of vintage Mary Blair books. So, I've been soaking her up for a long time now. 

Roxanne Daner

 

If you had a chance to collaborate with any person – an artist, musician, designer, etc. – who would it be?

HAHA I was just thinking Mary Blair. This is too tough! I need some time to think about it.

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