So who is Jim Flora you may be asking yourself; he was popular in the 1940s and 1950s for his album cover art for RCA Victor and Columbia Records. If that isn't impressive enough, he wrote and illustrated 17 children's books. I am in complete awe and lust over his work: simple, bold and beautiful. If you're lucky enough to run across one of his gems snag it up and don't think twice. However, if you aren't you can purchase a silk screen or giclée print off of his website at a very reasonable price starting at $25 plus shipping.
Below are some of my favorites.
|Mambo for cats. 1955 album cover.|
|Louis Armstrong's hot 5. 1947 album cover.|
|Ferris wheel fireworks. From "The Day the Cow Sneezed." 1957 book illustration.|
Oh, did I mention he's from Ohio? That might just be the best part.