Jul 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I came across a fascinating article on the blog Prairie Mod, which unveils how the American flag drove Frank Lloyd Wright into graphic design. The article quotes Wright's son John:

“Papa loved the five pointed white stars of the blue field. He said the red stripes meant to be brave; the white, to be pure; the blue, to be true.”

Above is a 1937 Town and Country magazine cover featuring one of his flag-inspired illustrations. As Wright collectors know, his graphic designs are exceedingly rare. What once cost 50 cents in 1937 will run a present-day collector upwards of $950. Check out the whole article right here. Happy Fourth!

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