stanley leonard


Funny Face [1957]

She put herself in your place. All you have to do is put yourself in her place, and the two of you are BOUND to run into each other in SOMEBODY’S place.

Plot: Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore. When the photo session is over the store is left in a shambles, much to salesgirl Jo Stockton’s dismay. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees Jo in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott, the editor of a leading fashion magazine. They offer Jo a modeling contract, which she reluctantly accepts only because it includes a trip to Paris. Eventually, her snobbish attitude toward the job softens, and Jo begins to enjoy the work and the company of her handsome photographer.

Director: Stanley Donen

Actors: Audrey Hepburn (Jo Stockton), Fred Astaire (Dick Avery), Kay Thompson (Maggie Prescott)

Writers: Leonard Gershe


Ive got a big print in the works.  I am making this on in hopes to make it into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Juried Exhibition for the second year in a row.  

So Here is a teaser of a few preliminary sketches.  The final print will be a tasty combination of a woodcut key image layered over some nice hand drawn stencil screen printed color with some blended pulls and reductive layering all slapped on a nice big 40" by 26" full sheet of B.F.K. Rives.  (that is a horribly put together sentence, but it still gives me shivers of joy)


So I got a new job at Twin City Tees printing tees of course.  its been a sweet gig so far, and I have had some fun making some stop motion videos of what we’ve been doing