Friday, October 30, 2009

The Kelly Collection

The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia had the wonderful opportunity once again to tour the remarkable Kelly Collection of American Illustration. The tour was made possible by Mr. Kelly and Collection Curator, Ms. Alberding.

Ms. Alberding's insights into the works on display were not only very informative, but entertaining as well. Her research into the tales the Illustrations were originally produced for as well as stories about the Illustrators themselves, provided viewers with a heightened perspective of these already highly regarded works.

I find myself saying this often about the experience; but truly, viewing these works first hand had been nothing less than magical. There is no doubt, everyone left that day inspired!

Thanks goes out once again to Mr. Kelly for the kind generosity he has extended to the Club through sharing his Collection. We are more than fortunate to have such a friend in the world of Illustration.


David Labrozzi
Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Monday, October 26, 2009

National Archives - UK

Some fantastic work is on display at the National Archives (UK) website. Found a beautiful sequential piece of the perils of a Merchant vessel in the North Atlantic. After looking around, I had to pass it on... Check out the caracature of Fire-Bomb Fritz by Reginald Mount from 1942! Fantastic work!

I also appreciate seeing the full artboard with notations and battered edges.

Here's the link:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Think Anatomy

Just found a huge online anatomy resource - Lots of info for medical illustrators, and even something for us with weaker constitutions. Good site for those of you going through your anatomy classes -- Know your Costal Insertions of Latissimus Dorsi!

Click around...