Feb 23, 2006
A Tom Oreb study of Disney's Alice, done for a 50s commercial; image courtesy of Amid Amidi/Cartoon Modern
Since starting this blog and posting to it on a semi-regular basis I've been motivated almost every day to post something about other sites I've seen that have something special to offer. One reason I almost never do is that I hate to leave anyone out--all the blogs I've got linked over on the sidebar--and many more besides that I've not added yet--are well worth your time and trouble to visit. But just because I think that it's such a valuable resource, and in particular because I suspect that many of the people who'd love it don't know about it, I'd like to direct your attention to Cartoon Modern, the site run by Amid Amidi as a sort of supplement to his upcoming Chronicle Press book, also titled "Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation".
If this one isn't on your daily or weekly round of blogging, it really should be. How on earth he has access to such a wealth of fantastic, inspiring material I don't know, but I do know he's mentioned that plenty of what he posts couldn't fit in the book--so it really is your only chance at seeing it. It's not only an education in great design, it's just plain eye candy. Yummy.