Commercial art historian Amid Amidi, author of "Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation," says Weidman's biggest success was transferring the whimsical sensibility of his animation work and fine art training into powerful designs for silk-screening. "Weidman represents a bygone era in commercial art when you had to have actual skill to be an illustrator,"” he says, explaining Weidman's appeal to a younger generation. "In his time, it wasn't enough to simply know how to push a few buttons."
Adam Wallacavage
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