Book Review: Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s

Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s

Kudos to the author for putting together this amazing collection of illustrations from the 60s. I can't imagine the amount of effort required to source and credit the thousand over pieces of art. There's a total of 576 pages so this paperback book is rather thick.

The style, well, is 60s and the variety comes from the different human subjects featured and the colours. The reproduction of the paintings are good. There's a very nice textural look to them. What strikes me immediately besides the style is the use of masterful composition. The examples on composition are good enough for me to recommend this book even to lifestyle photographers who haven't any interest in paintings -- there's plenty to learn from seeing.

This book should be very nostalgic for anyone working in the design industry during those times. It provides a very interesting glimpse into the the 60s pop culture.

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I've got a few pictures from

I've got a few pictures from the 1940s on my blog - I've got a massive stack of women's magazines from the late 40s up to the late 60s. I've shared some of the illustrations on there, but still got a LOT more to post up!

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