Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Secret Garden" by Jessie Willcox Smith

This is one of my favorite images printed by the Green Tiger Press back in its heyday. "Secret Garden" by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863 -1935) appeared in Good Housekeeping magazine in 1922.

This notecard was exactingly reproduced by the legendary Green Tiger Press in San Diego, California, in-house on a four-color Heidelberg printing press in the early 1980's. It displays all the attention to detail for which the Green Tiger Press was justifiably famous.

It is a reminder of childhood days and encourages me to cultivate my garden this spring.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful image. It does make you want to plant a garden, a secret garden where you can go to get away from the fast pace of the modern world. Looking at this picture I long for a time that seemed more innocent and less hectic. I wish our culture could embrace a system where beauty, quality and simplicity were valued over the accumulation of "things", profits and power.