Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Jan Balet

I was first exposed to the work of Jan Balet at the vintage illustration flickr collection of Leif Peng of Today's Inspiration. Suffice it to say the name Jan Balet immediately went on my search list. Eventually, I hit paydirt. Collected here are some samples from the children's book What Makes an Orchestra written and illustrated by Jan Balet, 1951.

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Blogger Bicos de pés said...

Awesome, really great design, i think the ilustrations are beautiful.
"muito, muito bom" very, very good

6/14/2006 5:31 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

THese are Wonderfully musical!! Beautiful!! WOW!!

6/16/2006 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


these are so beautfiul.
Thanks for posting them.


6/23/2006 4:27 PM  
Blogger Drazen said...

His books are amazing and really quite diverse. Ned and Ed and the Lion is gorgeous and along with this one are probably my favs.

7/24/2006 6:55 PM  
Blogger Drazen said...

All his books are wonderful and quite divers. This one and
Ed and Ned and the Lion are probably my favourites.

7/24/2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger said...

I want paintings like these!

9/02/2006 5:20 AM  
Blogger ridd1 said...

SOOO GOOD! Thanks for exposing us to all this great stuff, Eric. This blog is my number 1 source to get good reference!

10/26/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

: )

11/22/2006 2:28 PM  
Blogger Chloe Cumming said...

Hi eric, I just found your blog: WOW! So grateful for all this beautiful stuff. I will be back.

2/26/2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger dintoons said...

amazing work!! these are little musical masterpieces!! they're so charming and perfect... capturing the mood so evocatively...!! :)

4/19/2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger Sam Nielson said...

Fantastic designs and drawings! Glad I found your blog, I'll be back for more.

4/26/2007 3:53 PM  
Anonymous steve lodefink said...


I thought that you might also be interested in this Jan Balet ad that I just posted on my own blog:



6/15/2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Great steel...

These are lovely. Are my favorite from your gallery.

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...
Alexiev Store

8/17/2007 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Antony said...

Love this work. Great blog, too.

11/29/2007 11:08 AM  
Blogger SNEHA SHETTY said...

This blog is great!!I loved the entire collection of illustrations on this blog.

2/23/2008 12:47 PM  
Blogger Sivakumar said...

Nice Paintings.

Nice Pictures.


3/23/2008 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Print Fortres said...

Wonderful set!

8/30/2008 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Love the blog and the post!

10/08/2008 2:57 AM  
Blogger Tai said...

Hi there,

I found a link to your blog at Wardomatic blog and got really amazed about your work. I think it is really expressive and sophisticated.
I would love to have this link in my page if it’s ok by you. Here’s my link for your consideration to post it in yours.

Thank you

3/19/2009 4:11 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

thank you for posting these beautiful illustrations.

12/02/2009 4:46 AM  

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