More to explore:
Florent Chavouet: Bois en planche
Magic bus print
Zeppelin design matchbox, 1930's ***Research for possible future project.
Bear in the Woods - illustration by Frida Clemens. (I created an illustration board finally just to add this. It's not 'art' and not 'design' but a perfect mix.)
Ghosts of Autumn by Josie Portillo, via Flickr
Art Deco ladies & panther ~ Frederick Little Packer (1886-1956) -- 1951 Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the New York Mirror & superb illustrator. For a short time he did fantastic illustrations for ads, primarily Mavis perfume.
art, spot illustration, // Winter woods by Elmer Jacobs (1925-1982)
Holiday card illustration by David Dean
Clever Fox - Studio Meez, via Flickr
Drawing visual movement. Try having students take a small video of an activity. Clip a series of still shots, and create drawings that combine the various caught movements.
Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.
Kawase Hasui I really like his night time and rainy works. S
summer project: get a sketchbook. make random color splotches. make things from random splotches. done.