Wednesday, 15 April 2015

"DRAWN" - Exhibition Of Drawings By Harris Sofokleous, Rich Johnson, Derek Jones, Hannah Longmuir and Gill Walton at The Coldstream Gallery, Scottish Borders, 15 April - 23 May 2015

 
 
A small selection of my recent work in a group show starting tonight at the Coldstream Gallery! www.coldstreamgallery.co.uk We are only an hour's drive south of Edinburgh or an hour and a half north of Newcastle Upon Tyne so, please drop in if you are in the neighbourhood! Comments and constructive criticism are welcome.
 


 


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

"The Story Of William Tell" By Aliki (First published by Faber and Faber Limited 1960, London WC1, this copy is from the third impression, 1969) Part 3

 

I just love the back cover of this book. Only slightly different from the front, but so funny! Bare in mind that there were no fire arms at the time of the story, just bows and arrows, and there would be no need for the boy to block his ears for the sound!
 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

"The Story Of William Tell" By Aliki (First published by Faber and Faber Limited 1960, London WC1, this copy is from the third impression, 1969) Part 2

 

This was the first book by American author and illustrator Aliki Brandenberg (born 1929). Aliki, whose parents were Greek, had decided to travel to Greece and Europe in the mid-1950's in order to find out more about her cultural heritage. She met her Swiss husband, Franz Brandenberg, during that trip and got the inspiration to write a children's book based on the legendary 14th century Swiss folk hero William Tell. The book was eventually published in 1960 by Faber and Faber marking the beginning of her long and successful career as a children's author and illustrator. She has been living and working in London since 1977. Here's her Wikipedia page for further references: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliki_Brandenberg
 

 

 

Monday, 30 March 2015

"Ronald Searle's Non-Sexist Dictionary" By Ronald Searle (Published by Souvenir Press Ltd, London 1988) Part 3

 

This book seems to quite popular with the readers of this blog so I thought of adding some more pictures from it! The truth is that I've been so busy this month I've had no time to scan any new books!
 

 

 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

"Ronald Searle's Non-Sexist Dictionary" By Ronald Searle (Published by Souvenir Press Ltd, London 1988) Part 2

 
 
Zany illustrations from this 1988 book by Ronald Searle (1920-2011). A good biography on the artist here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jan/03/ronald-searle The best source of information on the artist is actually the Ronald Searle Tribute blog with many extended articles on his life and work: http://ronaldsearle.blogspot.co.uk/