Where do you find inspiration?

So many times, I have to work on a new project - and am need of some major help. A trip to one of the largest Barnes + Noble's in NYC uncovered some real gems for helping me find some much-needed inspirational imagery. Here's a few things I picked up:

First, an incredible book titled Times Square Style: Graphics from the Great White Way provided a look back into what makes this area such an integral part of the fabric of New York. Imagery ranges from vintage postcards, menu design, theater posters, Ziegfield art, billboards and advertisements.

A little peek inside:


The next book, Havana Before Castro is full of vibrant, colorful images depicting what put Cuba on the map in the 1950s. This book includes spectacular show images, dancers, restaurants, music influence and nightspots!

A peek:


Also got a peek of the beautiful book, The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age. An amazing over-sized beauty, if you're looking for some wonderful vintage advertisements, images of the jazz age in Chicago, or just simple Art Deco influences, this is the title for you.


Posted on December 29, 2008 .