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You follow Leif Peng’s wonderful Today’s Inspiration blog, right? RIGHT?
This week Leif looks at the inimitable Jack Davis, and today he shares some of Jack’s work for Sesame Street. What I love about 1970s, and even 1980s-era Sesame Street was the freedom given to illustrators to draw the characters in their own styles, rather than stick to strict character models and house styles.
We can surely thank the simple shape-driven character designs of the Muppets for that. I still have all my Sesame Street books from childhood, and they are filled with a variety of illustration styles. But still, there’s only one Jack Davis.

You follow Leif Peng’s wonderful Today’s Inspiration blog, right? RIGHT?

This week Leif looks at the inimitable Jack Davis, and today he shares some of Jack’s work for Sesame Street. What I love about 1970s, and even 1980s-era Sesame Street was the freedom given to illustrators to draw the characters in their own styles, rather than stick to strict character models and house styles.

We can surely thank the simple shape-driven character designs of the Muppets for that. I still have all my Sesame Street books from childhood, and they are filled with a variety of illustration styles. But still, there’s only one Jack Davis.

(Source: Flickr / leifpeng)