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Vladimir Bobri

 

Vladimir Bobri was an illustrator, author, composer, educator, guitar historian - and all round clever clogs. Celebrated for his prolific and innovative graphic design work in New York since the mid-1920's, Bobri was also a founder of the New York Society Of The Classic Guitar.

 

I know nothing about guitars but I do know a brilliant illustrator when I see one. The composition and colours used in this exquisite alphabet are sublime, they're taken from the book 'N is for Nursery' published in 1956. To see more of Bobri's work as well as heaps of other children's illustration visit the fantastic blog My Vintage Book Collection. You can also buy a slice of history here ElwoodAndEloise.

 

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