Frankly, we had forgotten that Todd Oldham was named Creative Director of Old Navy last year. But when we saw this terrific line of Charley Harper children's goods from Old Navy and remembered Todd's book about Harper, it all made sense. Beautiful, affordable sense.
We're excited and impressed that a behemoth chain store like this would license the work of an iconic, slightly off-beat artist like Harper and we're sure we have Mr. Oldham to thank. Harper's work is perfect for kids - mainly nature themed, colorful and using simple lines ("minimal realism" as he called it) that young eyes can engage and appreciate. Best of all, this collection is affordable with each item coming in under $15.
(p.s. If anyone knows an Old Navy store in Brooklyn or Manhattan that carries these Charley Harper products - let us know in the comments - you'll save us a lot of footwork, literally.)