things that I collect, things that I make and things that I like.
Dug through the archives and pulled out this little group of mimeographed model sheets from Ray Patin commercials. Fun stuff
Absolutely priceless. It's time for you to publish another book.
one of these days when Steve and I have time we will work on another book....
This made my day. Fascinating stuff.
Good stuff, Dan. I think the Mahatma Rice character is an example of Ray Patin's own design work. There's also a mascot he did for Rainier Beer which is his work. Lots of great designers worked at his studio, but his own work was very conventional and rooted in 30s/40s style design.
Can't remember how I found my way to your blog but it is A-MA-ZING.And this stuff is fantastic. Thank you so much! Stuff like this reinforces my sense that commercial design and illustration hasn't been as creative (and just plain *good*) as it was in the 1950s and 60s (or before then, really). Anyhow, thanks. -Andrew
My favorite Patin illustration:http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/rayart05.jpgYou could almost start a religion based on this illustration, it's so good.
Fantastic stuff! Man those working illustrations get the memories gushing. I want a time machine so I can go back. So cool!
Ray Patin was my grandfather's first cousin. I have photographs of him as a child along with his mother and a drawing of Donald Duck signed by him (ca. 1930's?). His mother was Therese Durand Patin, sister of my great grand mother. His father founded the Daily Advitizer, a newspaper in Lafayette, Louisiana before they moved to California. One of Therese Durand's brothers, Oscar, had a wife who developed TB. Oscar and his wife moved to Alberquerque for a better climate and eventually convinced Maurice Patin and Therese to mover their. After Oscar's wife died, he moved to California and again convinced his sister and brother-in-law to move out there. That is how Ray Patin ended up in California.Harold Paul Katner
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