Sanderson 1950's Modernist Fabric Collection

Gorgeous collection...

"This is a bold and iconic collection of prints and weaves that celebrate a decade of design which transformed the boundaries of interior decoration. The Sanderson 50’s collection combines original 1950’s designs from the Sanderson archive with designs from contemporary artists who have taken great inspiration from this era." http://www.sanderson-uk.com/50s-fabric.aspx

Sanderson covered Ercol sofa from http://www.emilies.com/ercol-studio-couch/studio-couch-sanderson-fabric/

British GPO Posters | 1930-1960

"Design played a crucial role in promoting social progress and technological change across Britain between 1930 and 1960. The commercial poster reached cultural maturity during this period and became the most eloquent of the mass media. From the 1930s onwards the Post Office became a leader in the field of poster design, commissioning some of Britain's best artists and designers." http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery

Fantastic Pulp Fiction Covers

"The term pulp fiction originally referred to "pulp" paper magazines of the late 19th century, such as Weird Tales and The Strand, which featured the work  of such prolific literary masters as H.G. Wells  (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (The Lost World, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) and Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes). Generally, pulp fiction stories focused on man struggling with dark, powerful and often, evil forces -- both internal and external -- beyond his control. By the early and mid-20th century, pulp fiction, with its mix of science fact and speculative fiction, launched a new era and genre of fantasy stories with compelling alternative or parallel realities." Source: http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3992 and http://www.coverbrowser.com/

The Illustration & Art Direction of Mary Blair

Blown away by the body of work of Mary Blair - she was responsible for the Art Direction of numerous classic Disney films such as Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as well as producing fantastic illustrations for many children's books of yesteryear.

Assorted Illustrations from Mary Blair's 'Baby's house', 'Little Verses' and 'Golden Song Book' and other works
Main source: http://www.animationarchive.org/bio/2005/12/blair-mary.html

Animation & Imagineering @ Disney - Cinderella & Alice in Wonderland 
"An imaginative color stylist and designer, Mary Blair helped introduce modern art to Walt Disney and his Studio, and for nearly 30 years, he touted her inspirational work for his films and theme parks alike. Animator Marc Davis, who put Mary's exciting use of color on a par with Matisse, recalled, "She brought modern art to Walt in a way that no one else did. He was so excited about her work." Source: http://legends.disney.go.com/legends/detail?key=Mary+Blair