Margery Gill was the illustrator of so many of my favourite books as a child (Apple Bough, A Little Princess), so I find her choppy, modern style very familiar and comforting. I like this website too, which praises the heroic age of illustration, an age that went hand in hand with a deliberately liberal social and moral view, the benevolent didacticism of the BBC and Penguin/Puffin books, and some cracking good stories.
Zebras, from Lorna’s website. I like this. I’m also looking forward to a talk at the House of Illustration this week on the Puffin BookClub.
Witty and cheeky, these playing cards contain recipes for some of the best classic cocktails along with the sharp illustration.
Read here how Sarah Ferone got her Kickstarter campaign off the ground. All images either via the deck’s Kickstarter page or Sarah’a own Instagram feed.
Combining my loves of illustration and cake, the Instagram feed They Draw and Cook has brought me to these beauties
by Piedu Macaroni
by Henn Kim
by Roisin Cure
All illustrations by Sam Kalda for the New York Times. See the articles here on mindfulness while doing the dishes, having a coffee, waiting at traffic lights or on a journey.
Images via Sam’s Instagram account.
Sara Brenton is a Melbourne-based illustrator, particularly painting food, and I think her prints in her Etsy shop are phenomenal value at under £12 each. I especially like the Christmas scene above (mouth-watering still on a crisp, cold, sunny winter day) and the general tableau:
Images via the eat it, paint it Instagram feed.
Morning all! Time to get up and out there with Cathy Kwan, an exciting illustrator and artist in my neck of the woods, whose work I came across in The E-list magazine.
The image comes from the Tumblr feed of Cathy’s agent Bernstein & Andriulli, and Cathy’s own website is here.
A beautifully illustrated children’s book with pictures by Madalena Matoso.
Each page has its own caption, from the mundane to the profound. Rubbers rub out and computers slow down.
Fringes grow, ice-creams melt and thread sews.
Hard things become easier, new goals appear, people turn pink and books turn yellow, and the hands of the clock turn again.
Available here, all images from the website.
An 1930s illustration from L’Ours Brunet via Tumblr. As ever with illustrations from this period I like the way the simple colour palette points up the unusual design, angles and composition.