- Hardcover: 212 pages
- Publisher: Gingko Press, Inc (1 Nov. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584233095
- ISBN-13: 978-1584233091
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.8 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,585,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Whimsical Work of David Weidman Hardcover – 1 Nov 2008
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David Weidman's name may not be familiar, but his work certainly is. Weidman began his career as an animator in 1950s Los Angeles, painting backgrounds for Hannah Barbara and setting the standard for the look of cartoons of that era. However, like a true entrepreneur he soon began to work for himself, and went on to establish a style that is today instantly recognizable and iconic. A printmaker, ceramicist, font designer, painter, cartoonist, and silk screener, Weidman never stopped experimenting as an artist. Today at age 87 Weidman's staggering body of work is just as modern and visually stunning as it was forty years ago. His graphic sensibility and expert use of saturated colour palletes evoke the vintage modern look while remaining completely relevant to contemporary designers. "The Whimsical Work of David Weidman" is a long overdue career retrospective of a true originator, who created the look of an era.
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Mr. Weidman is an artist who used to work in animation studios back in the 1950s, before he turned to serigraphs (stencil) and silkscreen printing.
Collected in this 216-page hardcover is a collection of his wonderful art. The work he did for animation includes character designs and animation backgrounds. The characters are very cartoon like, looks animated and have a nice style to them. And the animation backgrounds are very beautiful as well, coloured in similar style.
The silk-screen prints featured in this book are gorgeous. The subject, the colour schemes and textures all combine to create vibrant pieces of art. They look really great and I imagine they will look terrific as huge paintings on walls. Some of the designs are looks really complicated, especially those with lots of overlays. It's hard to find anyone who makes art like this anymore.
There's also a short biography and interview on Mr Weidman, which is a nice read into the past.
It's a very beautiful book. Definitely a keeper if you love silk-screen art.
You can check out more work on his website.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just check out my Amazon profile for the link.)