Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Story Land (published by Paul Hamlyn, London 1960)

This book is a compilation of children's stories by various authors and illustrators, some dating back a couple of decades prior to this publication. This is the wonderful work of Mary Blair who has had such a huge influence on generations of illustrators and designers to this day. I much prefer this work to the illustrations she produced for Disney - less stylized and richer in colours and content. She had such a gift in creating simple, strong shapes that are so descriptive and playful. There are many other interesting illustrators in this volume (Richard Scarry and Aurelius Battaglia for example) which I must post in the future - once I get the time to scan them first...

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