In my search for color inspiration for an ongoing personal dummy project- I have inadvertently found myself drawn to several old books that use just two colors (orange and green), plus black.
I found this old early reader book in a used bookstore last week. What an unassuming treasure:
There are so many reasons I love this title page:
Why is this cat so tiny? I love it!:
Another one that I've been looking at is an old favorite, No More Monsters for Me!, with the subtly stunning illustrations by Marc Simont:
The gesture of this little girl makes this one of my all time favorite illustrations:
I also found this old copy of short stories by one of my favorite russians, with a cover by Milton Glaser. Maybe I was drawn to it for the color:
I'm not quite ready to post what all this inspiration has led to. Some solid ideas that I hope to have presentable soon. Farewell for now from my little orange and green filled studio!