the charming sketchbooks of monsieur philippe weisbecker.

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

last September the lovely julie of pod traveled to Tokyo and found these books, well, more like pamphlets, that were published by a small Japanese publishing company. The work is by french artist Philippe Weisbecker and they are the most beautiful little pieces of ephemera. this book depicts charming Drawings of the most unusual, but intriguing little items (like girdles and handbags) — such very inspirational work from Monsieur weisbecker, who is now showing his work in galleries worldwide.

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

philippe weisbecker studied interior design and moved to new york in the 60’s to work as a draftsman and illustrator, and has been published in The New Yorker and the New York Times. i love this little books, and you can find a few more at pod right here. Philippe Weisbecker has been filling old notebooks with themed drawings for years and one book is the result of his interest in a friend’s camera collection. It’s hard not to be fascinated by his books of drawings, and there’s a great NY Times article about his work, right here as well.

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

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2 Responses to “the charming sketchbooks of monsieur philippe weisbecker.”
  1. Vicky says:

    Oh! beautiful…a little piece of art and history! :)

  2. Rosie says:

    I agree with Vicky, a fantastic piece of art and history to own! I ventured to my favorite bookstore months ago and came across this darling, original, textbook for Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement from the 1950s and I cherish that book. :)

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