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Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2018!

Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year fro Lines and Colors
As I’ve done every December 31st for the last 12 years, I’ll wish Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with more of J.C. Leyendecker’s wonderful Saturday Evening Post New Years covers.

The brilliant American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker set our modern conception of representing the new year as a baby, with the use of a New Years baby to welcome in 1908 in the cover shown above, top. He continued the practice every year into the 1940s, usually incorporating topics of the day into his interpretation of the baby.

Here’s hoping you all have a great new year, filled with lots of fantastic art and inspiration!



6 responses to “Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2018!”

  1. Happy New Year, Charley!

    Thank you for sharing so much that inspires so many.


  2. To all the readers- artists and particularly our host Charley we owe so much happiness and inspiration, thank you:

  3. Always (selfishly?) happy to see you pushing into a new year Charlie, Thanks!