The work of Yasuhiro Hanamori (1911 - 1978)

Here's a Japanese Graphic Designer I hadn't heard of. I love the simple beauty of his style. Visit this wonderful blog, dedicated to his work. 

"Guide to Marriage" 1954 Cover by Yasuharu Hanamori

"Twelve Chapters Concerning Women" 1954

"A Woman's lifetime" cover 1959  Yasuharu Hanamori

"Kite Oshita Uda" 1948 

 "Handbook of Living" Yasuharu Hanamori 1955

"Obi" 1947

Abstract Saturday: Alma Woodsey Thomas

(American, 1891 - 1978) Alma Thomas was the first African-American woman to have a solo art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, in 1971. She was 80 years old. She returned to painting after retiring from her long career as a school teacher. 

Alma Thomas, Yellow and Blue, 1959

Alma Thomas, Untitled, 1960

 Alma Thomas, White Daisies Rhapsody - 1973

Alma Thomas, Azaleas in Spring, 1968

 Alma Thomas, WASHINGTON, DC, 1967

Alma Thomas, 'Fall Approaching,' 1969, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

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 Alma Thomas, Untitled, acrylic on paper, 8 x 9 1/2 inches

Alma Thomas, Untitled, ca. 1960, oil on canvas.