I always thought that the work of Gary Taxali had the feeling of old signs and books, and according to this interview, there's good reason for that.
Taxali's art has the perfect look for a mid-century home. It looks aged, it has a mid-century illustration / cartoon look and the colors are perfect for the mid-century era.
Not only does Taxali's work look like a book, he has a book This Is Silly! As the title promises, it's fun and silly and something any kid would love.
Taxali also traffics in mid-century style wood toys. They have the same look as his art and the packaging is amazing. They're like little are boxes.
And, let's be honest, who doesn't want a monkey yo-yo?