Sunday, 22 April 2018
Surreal collaged illustrations by Joanna Neborsky for Danil Kharms poetry 'Tumbing Old Women' published in 2011. Danil Kharms (1905-1942) was a Surrealist poet and pioneer of absurd literature is perfectly his words are perfectly married in this book with the quirky, lucid graphic illustrations of Joanna. Whose work seems to effortly stretch across time from modern illustration to avantgarde masters of mid twentieth century illustration.
Saturday, 21 April 2018
Jiří Šindler (1922- 2015) was born in Polička, He studied at the School of Applied Arts of Antonín Strnadela and spent his holidays at the print studios of the Vokolka Brothers in Pardubic. Jiří worked most of his life as a teacher and had a passion for typography and calligraphy. Much of his artwork is in the form of woodcuts and prints. In this 1963 book was called 'Když Zvìràtka Ještê Mluvila' written by Ivan Franko Jiří's illustrations are painted to look like prints.
Friday, 20 April 2018
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Monday, 16 April 2018
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Saturday, 14 April 2018
Friday, 13 April 2018
Thursday, 12 April 2018
The wonderful lions of Nina Wehrle in 'Marta and Moi' have inspired children like Alia above to make wonders.
In the book Marta draws a lion that comes to life and is fantastic fun, however it is a little wild and hungry and soon disappears . . . and Marta has to start drawing again.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
My studio is littered with these glowing grinning big cats. I hope they are charms to bring forth the dandelions to reflect a warming sun.
The Yellow cat was a thought about a question mark tail.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Monday, 9 April 2018
Janusz Grabianski (1929-1976) was a Polish illustrator who always delighted in nature and animals. Janusz painted with very fluid watercolour his works were very popular in Europe and Asia in the mid twentieth century, these illustrations are from 'Happy Harmony' of 1969.