Saturday, January 8, 2011

Running Away To Join The Circus

Ever since I can remember, I've been intrigued by the circus and things that involve carnivals. I love the clowns, the brightly colored handpainted signs, the over-the-top graphics, and the typography. It's Americana at its best.

Years ago, I bought this antique ticket (above) that must have been a beloved keepsake to some child. Below are some of my art pieces that rare inspired by the wild colors and shapes under the Big Top.

1 comment:

  1. One year when we were kids, my parents surprised us with a trip to the circus...all 6 of us. I remember how thrilling it was and a super big treat. I loved all the colors, performers, elephants, clowns....
    Love that vintage tikcet and your circus inspired artwork!