JIM FLORA ART
The Flora family website, including galleries, merchandise, & memorabilia
JIM FLORA ART ON INSTAGRAM
Maintained by Flora’s daughter Julia O’Connor
FLICKR: JIM FLORA GROUP
Caveat: crowd-sourced collection; many posted images are NOT by Flora.
ILLOSTRIBUTE SALUTES JIM FLORA
Contemporary artists pay homage to Flora’s colorful mischief
High-quality (wood) jigsaw puzzles produced from vintage Flora artworks
P22 TYPE FOUNDRY: FLORA MAMBO FONT SET
An exclusive typeface based on playful hand-lettering from Flora’s 1955 Mambo For Cats RCA Victor album cover, including 72 “Flornaments” (miniature icons derived from Flora artworks)
U.K. TELEGRAPH: 100 BEST JAZZ RECORDINGS (PDF)
Numerous spot illustrations by Flora, November 2009
THE DAY THE COW SNEEZED
Ward Jenkins writes about Flora’s 1957 children’s book.
Includes page illustrations and rare archival mockups.
JIM FLORA 1950s GRAPHIC ART FEATURED AT TODAY’S INSPIRATION
Irwin Chusid was invited to guest-blog about Flora at Today’s Inspiration, a blog maintained by
Canadian artist Leif Peng that showcases commercial illustration from the 1940’s and ’50s.
Each day from June 19 to June 24, 2006, TI presented rarely seen Flora graphics, with commentary.
View each daily entry in the sequence as posted:
Monday: The Pete Jolly Duo (RCA Victor EP cover, 1955)
Tuesday: Cover of Coda magazine (Columbia Records, Christmas 1952)
Wednesday: Series of interior illustrations from Coda (1952)
Thursday: “What Is Automation?” (Collier’s magazine, 1956)
Friday: “You and Your Allergy” and “Boston’s $50 Million Mile” (Collier’s, 1956)
Saturday: “Jiving Teens” (CBS-TV booklet, 1954)
THE FABULOUS FLORAS
Article, New Canaan-Darien Magazine, Nov. 2006
Elegant sculpture, watercolors, and oil paintings by Joel Flora. The classically trained artist’s
style, which is markedly different from his father’s, reflects a refined aesthetic vision.