Admiring the retro-vintage style of Canadian illustrator Pascal Blanchet. The self-taught artist uses simple color palettes, texture and sharp graphic angles to take you back in time. On an interview with Pushing Pixels he says this about his taste and style:
“My first contact with illustration was when I was a kid with the old 78rpm records sleeves at my grandparents house. It makes a huge impression on me.”
“I learned many many years later that they were made by guys like Jim Flora and Alex Steinwess and many others… I also remember having a huge crush for handlettered windowshop ads. It seems I loved art deco posters and streamline style illustrations long before knowing what those styles were. I’m still trying to find an explanation about my love for the 30s and 40s. All I know is that even when I was around 5 or 6 years old it was there.”
Images: Courtesy of Pascal Blanchet.