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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Charley Harper Illustrated Cookbook

I came across this cookbook the other day in a thrift store:

I opened it up and knew immediatly that I had to buy it. For one, it was 90 cents, and second, it had this adorable hummingbird illustration on the title page.



Then, I did a double take. Of course I loved this illustatration! It was by one of my favorite artists, Charley Harper! The book is chock-full of his adorable, clever, whimsical illustrations. I thought I would share some of them with you guys:









I hope you enjoyed! Any of you Charley Harper fans?


12 comments:

  1. I have this book too, I think I should take it out and look at it more closely...

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    1. Definitely! The cover really doesn't do it justice.

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  2. I've never seen any of his illustrations, but I can tell from the ones in this book that I would like him. Before I had the little dude I totally could have used a book like this. Cooking for two is way harder than one would think.

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    1. Yeah, he's really well known for his wildlife and especially bird illustrations. As much as I love the pictures, I'm not sure I'll actually make anything from this cookbook though- most of the food looks pretty gross!

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  3. Super rad! It would be such a cool tattoo too!

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    1. Yeah, it really would! I'll have to keep that in mind if I ever get another one!

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    2. That's exactly what I thought!

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  4. Best graphics ever!!!! I love old cookbooks!

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    1. Yeah, they're really cool! I had to stop myself from photographing every single page!

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  5. What a cool find! I've never heard of him but I really enjoy his style. Must go look up more things now. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love the illustrations in vintage cook books, this looks like the type that could go for a lot! I've sold similar books for $75.00. Many vintage cook books are worthless though, and I force myself to leave 'em behind though I love the kitsch factor.

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  7. Love this! Some of these recipes would look fantastic in frames as kitchen art. Great find!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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