Dale Maxey Illustrator from the 1950’s
I can find very little info about today’s illustrator Dale Maxey, apart from the fact that he lived in Chicago, and worked as an illustrator for a magazine called The Rotarian during the 1950’s and 60’s. He also designed an amazing place called Casa Zorro (Maxey) during the 1970’s. It is a uniquely located house on the hill of La Mola on the island of Formentera. The house is unusual and unique, because unlike most houses on these islands, the ceilings are extremely high and the rooms very spacious. I think he may have painted a mural on the walls there too, looks like a great place to rent for the summer.
Here’s some of his book illustration work.
There’s a whole range of styles and differences in his artwork, some great expressions with his animals too. Look at the way his otters dip and undulate in the water and how the type also mimics and traces their swim patterns too.
A classic book Dale is known for is ‘Seeing London’. I love his 3-D maps, they remind me of another fav illustrator of mine, Miroslav Sasek.
If anyone has any more news about this artist that they can share with us, then I’ll gladly add it to this post.
Finally a few images from Dale’s work for The Rotarian in the 1950’s and 60’s.