Show + Tell: David Weidman

I found the work of David Weidman the winter of 2009 while I was unemployed searching for images of birds to draw.

This past summer his work found me again on the blog of Jenn Ski. Her post featured pillows with his designs available at Urban Outfitters.

Even though most of his work is over 40 years old, his Mid-Century Modern style appeals to today’s consumers. The 500 items Urban Outfitters initially offered sold out in 48 hours!

David Weidman, now 89, began his career in the 1950’s as an animation background artist. He became a prominent artist in the advertising and animation studios. Soon he was out on his own experimenting with silk screen printing. His gallery and frame shop on La Cienega Boulevard showcased his serigraphs and posters which featured his unique style and use of saturated color fields. Unfortunately, his artwork wasn’t as much of a success as his frames. It wasn’t until recently that his artwork has gotten the attention it deserves and is now a style that is instantly recognizable.

The Whimsical Work of David Weidman is a compilation of  almost three decades of David’s illustrations, cartoons, serigraphs, lithographs and posters. His art evokes a vintage modern style that still resonates with contemporary designers.


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