Flashback Friday: Cynthia Amrine’s Library Posters


You may not know her name, but you’ve definitely have seen her work.  Cynthia Amrine, an illustrator for children’s books and school art, worked throughout the 50’s and 60’s creating deceptively simple illustrations for children.  Her work is not overly stylized, it’s clarity of purpose reflects its audience.  And yet, Amrine’s illustrations have taken on a lasting quality, not just because of her distinct style, but because her work was colorful, tactile, and absolutely iconic.

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