Charley Harper + Todd Oldham + Fish’s Eddy

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Charley Harper for Fish's Eddy

Charley Harper tray + plates for Fish's Eddy

Happy Friday, all!

I’m here to discuss dishware.  Marine-life dishware (fishware?) designed by the late modern artist Charley Harper.  Working with Fish’s Eddy in NYC, Todd Oldham designed these fun, summery plates, trays and glasses from some of his favorite Harper water images.  An American modern artist who passed away in 2007, Harper is famous for his brightly colored animal prints and illustrations.  His birds will probably look familiar to many of you, even if you never knew Harper’s name.

birds by charley harper

Cardinal Courtship by Charley Harper

 

But the plates aren’t even the best part.

Read this article and see if you don’t come away moved by what Todd Oldham did for his fellow artist.  The story of his relationship with the elderly Harper made my day.  Oldham single-handedly resurrected Harper’s career and renewed the artist’s sense of utility and pride at a time when he was nearly forgotten.  Oldham gave Harper a great gift and gave us some colorful art for our tables as well as a beautiful tribute book about the artist.

Happy Father’s Day.

xoxosl

2 Comments on Charley Harper + Todd Oldham + Fish’s Eddy

  1. Julie and Lauren
    June 17, 2011 at 8:44 am (7 years ago)

    So cute. Love this and I definitely recognize those cardinals : )
    Xx

  2. Anjali
    June 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm (7 years ago)

    What a great story! Also: fishware = love it.

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