This piece is a bit of a tribute to Jim Flora (of whom I am a big fan). He may be best known for his record album design work he did for Columbia records and RCA victor in the 1940’s-50’s. If you haven’t seen his work there, you might recognize his art in one or more children’s books. He was a fantastic illustrator and had one of the most original styles I’ve seen. His work is unmistakably and uniquely his.
Jim Flora’s work has three consistent stylistic elements that have always stood out to me: crudely drawn figures and objects, bold color schemes, and a sense of humor. I tried to incorporate all three of these in this piece.