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Designer Michael Bastian finds inspiration in Norman Rockwell

NEW YORK — Of the many terms that can be applied to the homespun art of Norman Rockwell, “fashionable” generally isn’t among them.

The Stockbridge-based illustrator, who died in 1978, captured vignettes of small-town America: a stolen moment at a swimming hole, prom dates at a soda fountain, families gathered for dinner. He garbed his subjects in the utilitarian uniforms of working men and women of the mid-20th century.

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