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Monday, January 25, 2016

Free Printable from 1926 magazine, Digital Download sale on Etsy


After viewing my last image of 20's hats I remembered this image from another 1926 vintage magazine that I loved. The entire design is so balanced and sophisticated. Loved the colours too by Helen Dryden.

Wikipedia says:

"Helen Dryden (1887 – 1972) was an American artist and successful industrial designer in the 1920s and 1930s. She was reportedly described by the New York Times as being the highest-paid woman artist in the United States, though she lived in comparative poverty in later years.

In addition to her prolific career as an illustrator, in 1914 Dryden launched a successful career as a costume designer. She designed the scenery and some of the costumes for the musical comedy Watch Your Step, followed by designs for several other stage plays including Clair de Lune, the fanciful drama based loosely on a Victor Hugo romance. Helen Dryden's costume designs were generally given equal credit for the play's success.

Following the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Dryden turned her attention to industrial design, producing a number of designs for tableware, lamps, and other housewares, for the Revere Corporation. She had a highly paid job with the Dura Company until the stock market crash of 1929, at which point she was replaced. It seems Dryden never fully recovered from this blow."

If you google images by Helen Dryden you will find all of her lovely work.

I thought you might like to use this in a Hat Shop miniature setting or as the cover of a book.

If you are interested in Digital Downloads for your designing of finished products I have a sale in my Etsy shop of most of my digital designs. 30% discount, the sale lasts until Feb 1, 2016.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/jdayminis

Until nest time, have a wonderful life, Mini Hugs, Jean

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