Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chinese notebooks

A friend of mine has just come back from a holiday in China and gave me a little Chinese notebook as a souvenir. I chose the little sweet girl above cleaning her face with my favourite Chinese "Good morning" towel that was very popular back then and still is today among Chinese communities around the world. The notebooks were done in the art style prevalent during the Chinese cultural revolution (1966-1976) which featured drawings of mainly farmers, soldiers, factory workers pledging allegiance to Chairman Mao and his little Red Book. Not sure if these drawings were originally from that era or were drawn today to emulate the art style of the cultural revolution but they certainly had that distinctive retro Chinese look.

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