SIA Inspiration: J.C. LeyendeckerPosted: July 23, 2018
It’s again my turn to host SIA, and here is my pick:
This is an ad for Arrow shirt collar by J.C. Leyendecker, one of the most famous American illustrators before Norman Rockwell – in fact, Rockwell considered Leyendecker his idol and mentor. Leyendecker is best known for his “Arrow Collar Man”, which is modeled after his partner, Charles Beach.
Leyendecker illustrated a lot of Arrow ads, but as it is the height of summer, I picked this one for a light, summery feel. The colors are mostly white and tan, but there are touches of green, black, and pink too, so it should be a fun and easy piece to interpret in many different ways. Don’t forget to send me your outfit by next Tuesday, July 31st. I’m looking forward to it!