Cookbook Report

March 12, 2009

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Betty Crocker’s Dinner For Two Cookbook

I love the clever, whimsical illustrations by Charles Harper in this small, coil-bound, hardcover cookbook first published in 1958.

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There’s plenty of info about Harper on the net – he had a long, prolific career that spanned about 60 years. He was active right up to the time of his death a couple of years ago. Here’s a nice obit on Ward-O-Matic, one of my favourite design oriented blogs.

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Though he specialized in wildlife illustration, especially birds, I think this little book shows that Harper could draw any subject with style and wit.

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One Response to “Cookbook Report”

  1. Jenny Says:

    Those are fantastic! I love the potatoes with “eyes.”


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