October 23, 2009 10:50 AM Subscribe
Is there a name for this late 60s through early 70s aesthetic that was very common in (sort for for) children books and films? And if so, any recommendations beyond what is listed...
posted by palindromic to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Books especially include those of Jay Williams and Friso Henstra:
Probably the most famous example of this style in movies is The Beatles' Yellow Submarine
but it can also be seen in Fantastic Planet
It seems also very similar to some of the animations done by Soyuzmultfilm back in the day (like this (semi-horrifying) Winnie the Pooh
, and I think Walter Moers
does a sort of modern homage to this style in his Zamonia books.
It kind of looks to me like a psychedelic take on eastern European folk art, but what do I know? I'm an epidemiology student, not an art historian!
What other books, movies and print artists use this style? Is there a name for this style? Did my parents do me a terrible disservice by hooking me on an outdated style of illustration? So many questions!