The heroic Margery

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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.

Sarah Ferone

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Witty and cheeky, these playing cards contain recipes for some of the best classic cocktails along with the sharp illustration.

 

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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.

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Eat it_Paint it

 

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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:

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Images via the eat it, paint it Instagram feed.

Rise and shine

img_1187Morning 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.

As time passes

A beautifully illustrated children’s book with pictures by Madalena Matoso.

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Each page has its own caption, from the mundane to the profound. Rubbers rub out and computers slow down.

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Fringes grow, ice-creams melt and thread sews.

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Hard things become easier, new goals appear, people turn pink and books turn yellow, and the hands of the clock turn again.

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Available here, all images from the website.