Above is a beautiful concept painting by an unidentified artist for the Disney cartoon Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom from 1953. It’s done in a style now called “cartoon modern” that will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the 50s, from animated cartoons, children’s book illustration and advertising art.
It’s hip again, and Amid Amidi has published a book on the subject
— Cartoon Modern, from Chronicle Books. Here’s a link to his blog
dedicated to the book, where the the image above was posted:
The style is influencing contemporary gallery artists like Amanda
Visell — that’s her work below. You can see more of it, and buy some,
on her web site: