Thursday, August 12, 2010

Men Working

Have you ever seen the Teenie Weenies, the tribe of little people created by William Donahey several generations ago? They are these really little people that coexist with our normal size objects. Over the years, Donahey drew and painted many many of these images for newspapers, magazines, books and advertisements—all for the amusement of children.

Except for this painting. Not meant for children, it was painted for the amusement of his fellow journalists. He certainly had a lovely style to his techniques, quite the inspiration for at least a couple of our modern children's book illustrators (hmm, and looking at the costumes and sign in this image, maybe for Men at Work's YMCA).

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