Saturday, August 21, 2010

Poster Supplies Quilt Inspiration

I saw this poster by James Rizzi in a store window in New York City recently. I asked the store owner if I could take a photo so I could make a quilt like it. He looked like he'd never heard that request before! But he said okay. There's something kind of Anna Williams-ish about this. What do you think?

Thanks, Ellen, for telling me the name of the poster artist.

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14 comments:

Lisa said...

That's a great idea. Maybe you should add a little king kong atop one of the buildings :)

Brittainy Barnes said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. I'm currently in the process of sewing my first quilt (by myself...first one ever was with my grandma when I was 12 years old!)

I hope you follow me back, I would LOVE some feedback on my progress!

Thanks!
-Britt

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Ellen said...

Hi Karen, I think it's a poster of James Rizzi's art. His style is great for quilts, full of color and joy.
Makes me smile every time I see something of his work. In Germany we had had a stamp collection two years ago. The letters were much faster ;-)

Have a nice day, ellen

Stephanie said...

If you didn't say it was a poster I would have thought it was already a quilt. Fun and fantastic. Can't wait to see your quilt version. Love the smiling faces on the buildings.

SandyQuilts said...

It's wonderful and would make a wonderful quilt.

But with all the talk about copyrights on like every forum coming and going the last couple weeks don't you need permission from the artist? I'm not trying to start anything but since the McCalls Sep/Oct copyright hit the stands lot of forums are discussing.

Char said...

You're right, it is sort of Anna Williamsish. It would make a great quilt.

Sujata Shah said...

Karen,

It always brings a smile on my face.. when I see few ideas floating in various heads at the same time!
I think it will make a great quilt and definitely quite like Anna Williams' style.

Victoria said...

fabulous inspiration!

Poppyprint said...

Wow, I look forward to seeing that quilt!

suesueb said...

Love the faces on the buildings!! It'll make a wonderful quilt!

Stephanie said...

Love this and I think this will be a great quilt. You must show us when you are done! Steph

Elsa said...

love this idea! I get inspired by pictures and shapes too! I've been doing hexagons lately and see them everywhere!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Love it. I, too, thought it was already in quilt form. Can't wait to see it all fabriqued.

Selvage Quilter said...

Regarding the permission topic: If I was going to make a quilt that looked a lot like this poster, I would ask for permission. However, I'm just using this for inspiration, a jumping off place. My quilt will probably look significantly different.

Thanks, Ellen, for telling me this poster is the work of James Rizzi. I'll add that to the post.