Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thank You Mr. Flora

Last week my boyfriend and I were shopping downtown and happened to walk by this poster in a store window. Now being a graphic designer, I happen to like to look at the poster more for the design than anything else, and when I saw this poster I immediately wanted to find out where I could get one. Unfortunately I couldn't find a place to get one, nor could I find a pic of it online.

The main reason I fell in love with this poster was because of its obvious Jim Flora influence. For those that don't know Jim Flora's work, he was an illustrator and designer in the 40's and 50's and illustrated for RCA and Columbia records. His primary focus was on jazz albums and his work was influential to many of today's designers like Tim Biskup.

Luckily I have a few of his album covers and I hope to get the books of his work (The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora and the Mischievous Art of Jim Flora).

Here is the schedule for the Jazz in July Festival (hopefully I can get a copy of the poster soon and post it here!)

And here is the Jim Flora album cover that I think gave the most influence to the Jazz in July series. Please take a minute or two to check out his awesome work at or check out the blog about his work at


MelsDolls said...

looking good! :)

Becca Nelson said...

Hi. I found your blog through the etsy forums. Thanks for posting the link! Great start to your blog! I've been blogging for about 7 months now (I've had my blog for about 2.5 years). You will find that you like it! I don't have many readers, but that's ok. I like being able to keep track of things through my blog.

Ok, sorry to write a book through this comment.

Good luck with your blog and your store too!

J.D. King said...


I found your blog via the Flora blog!