Just when I feel a little uptight about designing costumes, I return to my favorite Vintage Poster Art images for inspiration. Somehow, the art of this era helps me to remember that it's okay to loosen up a little with my designs. I'm sure you'd never guess, but sometimes I can be a stickler for historical accuracy and sometimes find it hard to design things that are not beautiful historically accurate creations - a necessity in a costume design class. ;)
Here are a few of my favorite artists from the 1880-1920 era:
EnjoyArt.com is a fun site to browse through for inspiration.
Know other great artists from this period that I'm forgetting? I'd love to add them to my list, so tell me about them!