Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cartoon Modern by Amid Amidi

I just got this book through Amazon.   It's about the Cartoon Modern movement between the 1940s to the 1960s.  It discusses the influences on the movement: cubism, organic biomorphic forms, abstract work, printing, minimalism, geometric forms, and caricatures.  It has a large amount of work that should be look at as the basis for the movement.  In fact, I'll post up a few short animated episodes so you can get a well rounded idea.

I can't stop going through this book.  Its given me so many ideas for a variety of projects.

Here's a blog all about this movement, if you want to read more on it: http://cartoonmodern.blogsome.com/

 This last one is the only cartoon post-1960 and it's Beetlejuice.  This cartoon used a lot of elements of Cartoon Modern, even though its not quite Cartoon Modern.

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