Friday, July 11, 2008

1996 Flintstones Style Guide

Around this time Hanna Barbera was celebrating The Flintstones 35th Anniversary and a slew of Flintstones merchandise was made available.
H-B decided to update The Flintstones' designs by harking back to Ed Benedict's original drawings. They found a great artist who could capture that original spirit by the name of Craig Kellman.A portion of the style guide is available on Flikr, the online photography community, here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/84568447@N00/sets/72157603540763133/
I was wondering if this book was released to the public?
I've really only seen Kellman's style used on one other Flinstones piece of merchandise. The Golden Books Sound Story Book, "The Great Gazoo Snafu". I really wish I nabbed this up when I saw it in Wal-Mart so many years ago.

2 comments:

Chris Sobieniak said...

Such a great artist on these guys. If only they had kept 'em.

darcat said...

I bought a copy of the Gazoo sound book from the UK eBay folks and was thrilled to get it for $20. I plan to get the cardboard backed style guide from Amazon. I have the clear cover version now and it is great. I try to find everything I can done in this style of Kellman's. It is the best ever.