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It's Hard to Classify Will T. Bradley

Will T. Bradley (1868-1962) was the highest paid American artist in the early 20th century*, but don't feel bad if you haven't heard of him.

It's Hard to Classify Will T. Bradley

At a time when magazines were the chief vehicle of cultural expression, Bradley was a prolific and noteworthy cover artist. 

It's Hard to Classify Will T. Bradley

His style featured simple shapes, smooth lines, and large areas of flat colors, which lent itself not only to covers, but also to posters.

It's Hard to Classify Will T. Bradley

When he wanted to, he could draw in a more ornate pen-and-ink style, influenced by Aubrey Beardsley and Alphonse Mucha.

It's Hard to Classify Will T. Bradley

Bradley was a type designer he created the original version of what is now known as Bradley DJR (designed by David Jonathan Ross.) And he was also an art director for Hearst films.
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*More about Will T. Bradley at Wikipedia 

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2 Comments on Gurney Journey: It's Hard to Classify Will T. Bradley

  • Robert Michael Walsh
    on August 04, 2022 | 16:48 Robert Michael Walshsaid :
    "Bibliophiles are well acquainted with Will Bradley."
  • Melissa Dow
    on August 21, 2022 | 11:59 Melissa Dowsaid :
    "His letter style and art style both remind me of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty." "
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