Monday, December 26, 2011

The Roots of the Patterns

In the Vogue Italia appeared in December 2007 the famous editorial "Patterns" by Steven Meisel. Meisel received a lot of praise and acclaimation for these really breathtaking photos.

But what was unfortunately never mentioned, at least as far as I know, is how much this famous editorial is influenced by the paintings of the Japanese fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano.

I’m a great admirer of Meisel’s work but: Honor to whom honor is due!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Skoda quotes Art Nouveau

In its latest ad campaign the Czech automobile manufacturer quotes the famous Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha.
Nothing wrong with that, because Mucha himself did a lot of advertising.

Skoda Ad

Mucha Original