Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, 7 Year Old

A friend sent me this vintage birthday card as a gag a couple years back; it looks like the early 1960s.. I thought the artist looked familiar, but it wasn't until last year that I figured out it was Pete Hawley, thanks to Today's Inspiration, a blog by Leif Peng devoted to mid-20th century illustration. Peng has an excellent write-up on Hawley's career, and a Flickr set that shows the range of Hawley's work.

Here's a little girl from Peng's Flickr set, looking like a pensive version of the girl on the birthday card:

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