Shane Harrison

Friday, May 1, 2009

Isn't her work gorgeous?

'Shane Harrison is a native New Yorker and RISD alum whose illustrations have been featured in numerous publications including New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The San Francisco Chronicle. She is most often recognized for the hundreds of icons she illustrated for New York Magazine's weekly guide section. Her work, which combines bold pop graphics with collage, is inspired by the work of the great graphic artists of the 1960's and 70's, such as Push Pin Studios, Heinz Edelmann and the books of Harlin Quist, as well as the spectacular Busby Berkeley films of the 1930's and vintage photography.'

For more on Shane Harrison please visit *HERE*

One of my favorite Busby Berkeley numbers, 'Sittin' On A Backyard Fence' from 1933 'Footlight Parade'. I can definitely see the influence... Miaou!


Chloe Van Paris said...

Darling Gabbi,
i justed listen to "We belong together".
Can't wait to see the movie about the Bouvier.
I saw the documentary the first time only last year on a criterion dvd collection - pathetic and amazing at the same time.Now this last post with this artist you made me discovered and the B.Berkeley Video- you make my day.

Diana said...

this is amazing! it's original but it has a modern feel to it, but it looks familiar, too. great find!

Gabbi said...

~ 'We belong together' is beautiful isn't it, I'm glad you liked it!! You're going to love the film I'm sure, it adds to the original documentary without insulting the Beales I think. Thank you for your lovely comment... and for the twitter!xo

~ Thank you Diana!! It does have a familiar look to it doesn't it? I found her through Bust Magazine... xoxxo

Planet Mondo said...

Oh I love those remind me of late sixties/early seventies Yellow Submarine inspired artwork..

Sam said...

Wow, wow, wow Gabbi! I haven't seen her work before - it's so fun! It reminds me of a cross between full on sixties Sargeant Pepper retro Edwardian/Victorian glamour and 2009.Many thanks as always for the inro!

Couture Carrie said...

These graphics are amazing, G! My brother almost went to RISD . . . such a prestigious school. And SH is so talented!


Ash Fox said...

your blog is adorably styled!


I'm keeping my eyes on the Bouvier film now... PS I'm adding you to my blog link dear! ~Fab weekend 2U*

Rebecca said...

Very very gorgeous! :)

Emz said...

Wow those look fabulous! It's got a little andy warhol feeling or am I totally weird..

Eeli said...

EXACTLY lol. I remember viewing the pictures afterwards and mentally telling myself I would mention the drapery which I thought turned out pretty fantastic but alas my poor poor POOR memory fails me yet again haha!

I agree with Sam sorta reminds me of those Seargant Pepper days with all the vibrancy and block colours. Fantastic!

Btw, i have you to thank for the incessant humming my flatmates will complain of soon! That song has such a catchy tune!

muchlove said...

I'm loving the retro images, which are really nicely put together with the clean and modern lines.
Thanks for sharing!

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you dear Mondo, you're right! Heinz Edelmann, the artist who created the Submarine artwork is one of her inspirations. I remember being completely obsessed with that film and the album cover when I was a little girl... xo

~ Thank you dear Sam, I love beautiful glamor and femininity in art. Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday, I always look forward to seeing your posts on the beauties you create over the weekend! :)

~ Some of my favorite people call me G… :) How nice to have an artist in the family, must be very proud! Thank you for your lovely comment dear CC, it’s always great hearing from you! xxoxo

~ Thank you dear Ash!xo

~ That’s so great dear Leonore, I’m adding your lovely site right now too! Hope you’re having a nice weekend also, thank you! *besos*

~ Thank you dear Rebecca... I received my gorgeous cuff links today. Will be posting about them soon, they’re adorable!! xo

~ They do have a Warhol vibe don’t they? Thank you Emz!xo

~ Is pretty catchy isn’t it dear Eeli? :) Thank you! Today I almost bought an oversized tee because of your post… but they only had green and purple. I wasn’t sure if I could make that work? Your gray one paired with the pink skirt was gorgeous.

~ Thank you Anna! I’m happy you liked her as much as I do. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend.xxox

P R I M O E Z A said...

wonderful illustrations (and they remind me a little of julien pacaud's work).

ana b. said...

I can't decide - what medium is this? Vector? Collage? Mixed? I'm scrutinising it for a clue. Maybe it's just illustration???

Frock Around the Clock said...

These are amazing! So fun and quirky! I love your blog background too :) x

miriam said...

i love the second graphic - i'll have to use it for my mood board for valentine! x.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these designs are amazing!!

Sarah Faye said...

Your illustrations are beautiful.

keep up the good work! C:

Keith said...

I love all of those. They are so amazing. Thanks for posting that up here. It was great to see them. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

Dooder City said...

I've def seen her stuff. I love how feminine it is as well as powerful.

A spoonful of mint said...

I love the typewriter :)

sealaura said...

love that typewriter print. thanks for bringing up to speed on all these delightful finds. hugs to you and George.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

if i didn't know better, i would say that these were modern-day works. pretty cool!

Gabbi said...

~ I’d never heard of him before, but I searched Google and found him! You’re right, he’s great and I do see a slight resemblance… Thank you Elizabeth! xo

~ I’m not sure of the medium either Ana. I’m going to write and ask. I love the soft edges.

~ Thank you dear Charlotte! I love her work too… :)

~ Happy you like it dear Miriam, very inspirational isn’t it? xoxxo

~ Thank you dear Tina... xo

~ They’re not mine Sarah :) But I agree completely on the beautiful part. Thank you!

~ Glad you like them, thank you Keith.xo

~ Thank you Deana, I agree. I love the strong yet pretty femininity of her work.

~ Me too dear Mint, thank you :)

~ Thank you Laura, I’ll pass the hug onto my George. Kisses for little Norm please! *bises*

~ They actually are modern dear Frou Frou but I can see how it could be seen as vintage... Thank you. :)

Certain Creatures said...

What nice vintage pictures.. I love that they are so colourful and simple at the same time :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I love:
A: the mouse, for obvious reasons
B: the tomcat, for being ridiculous and adorable at the same time, and
C: the whole thing.
Thanks for sharing!

Gabbi said...

~ I agree completely, thank you dear Francesca! xo

~ Really happy you like her work as much as I do, thank you Andrea. *bises*

michiko said...

I love Shane Harrison's work, thanks once again for introducing. Yes I can clearly see the influence after seeing the video, that is such a cute and funny clip! lol


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