We love work of American modernist illustrator and graphic designer Charley Harper (1922 – 2007) very much. Now we have it on skateboard desk and memory cards as well.
His mid-century work includes illustrations of everything around. He is best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations featuring all the species of animals in their environment. Colorful style of his work balanced between abstract morphology, story-telling, as well as humor and irony.
In the recent years, a lot of attention has been given to his work. In 2009, our favorite skateboard label Habitat started to produce limited edition signature series of desk dedicated to Charley Harper. Featuring his birds and another animals, desks became intimate and functional pieces of art and hommage to the famous artists. The similar new use of Harper's work we have found in this memory game from Ammo books.