Charley Harper, “An Illustrated Life” with Todd Oldham: Ammo Books

Charley Harper

These Charley Harper illustrations are unbelievably stunning. I’m waiting for Todd Oldham or another designer to turn them into textiles for fashion, home decor…you name it.

Here’s what Ammo Books has to say about this compilation of (the recently deceased) Charley Harper’s work:”delightful, graphic and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike. Charley liked to say, that when he paints a bird, he doesn’t count all the feathers in the wings – he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continues to resonate and inspire his admirers.”

This stunning book showcases his illustrations from 1950-1985. Designer Todd Oldham collaborated.

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4 Responses to Charley Harper, “An Illustrated Life” with Todd Oldham: Ammo Books

  1. alane golden June 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm #

    Todd Oldham actually did launch a line of Harper fabrics in his venture with La-z-Boy, back in 2005. The most popular – by far – were “Harper’s Birds” & “Ladybugs”. At the (now defunct) SoHo store, there was everything from Harper fabric handbags & clutches, to ottomans, pillows, sofas and chairs. Here are a few images:,,,,,

  2. Samantha Hahn June 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    oh that’s too cool. i can’t wait to check it out. thanks so much for the valuable links!!!

  3. alane golden June 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    I’m afraid you missed the fabrics. However, they could still be available at some local La-z-Boy sbut am not entirely certain…

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