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Monday, 8 August 2016

Illustrations

These are a selection of some prize winning illustrations that are on display at Somerset House. I just happened to be passing by last Thursday and decided to pop in for a look. I am glad I did as some of them are so cleverly designed that I couldn't fail to be impressed.


This is from a children's book called 'Flyaway' by Lesley Barnes. The theme of the book is freedom and the reader can lift the flaps to  'free' the bird themselves.





The illustrations were not just from childrens' books. These illustrations by David Foldvari were from a series of prints based on interviews with refugee children in Rome. They were commissioned by 'Save the Children'




















There is so much going on in these illustrations by Ami Shin. From the picture book 'Mice in the City' featuring well known buildings in London.




















This illustration forms the front cover of the book 'Great Modern Artists A to Z'. The illustrator is Andy Tuohy




The unmistakable image of Frida Kahlo













The Hundred and One Dalmatians. The coloured cover and the black and white illustrations are for the 60th anniversary of the book by Dodie Smith.  The illustrator is Alex T Smith.












A completely different kind of illustration using crochet, machine knit, lambswool, sequins and foil print. The crocheted and knitted fish were displayed at the knitting and stitching show in Alexander Palace last year. Entitled Kate's Plaice The Stitchmongers by Kate Jenkins.



















These are from a five part series of illustrations designed for the  BAFTA Film Awards brochure based on the 2016 Best Film Nominees.
The illustrator is Levente Szabo

















These beautiful illustrations by Richard Lewington depict different species of bees for a set of UK postage stamps.


21 comments:

  1. cool

    I love that print in your 18th shot. A great book cover.

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  2. Wow! That was wonderful. My favorites are the crocheted fish and the Levente Szabo illustrations.

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  3. Brilliant! I like children's drawings , because they are honest and not bound to belong to a group of artists following the same art style.
    Like Cynthia I like the the crocheted fish best, though I like the others also very much

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  4. Hello, what a lovely exhibit. The children's book is cute. I love the crocheted fish and the postage stamps. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Hi! I forgot to thank you for the extra information about the wheel. I am also glad that London has decided to keep it! I want todo that ride in this wheel.

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  6. What an extraordinary collection of imagination! ... the crocheted seafood was a bit spooky though!

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  7. Great illustrations - the second one reminds me of Escher.

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  8. Very interesting illustrations.

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  9. Wow - what wonderful artwork!

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  10. Like you say, some very creative ideas on show. I recognised the name of Richard Lewington as a well known illustrator of bird field guides and other bird books.

    Who would have thought that 101 Dalmatians was 60 years old?

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  11. Wonderful illustrations & book covers - I can understand why you were pleased to have walked by and noticed this exhibition. I love the 100 dalmation's cover plus of course those gorgeous Bee illustrations.

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  12. Beautiful, haunting, creative. What a fabulous collection of art.

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  13. These illustrations are wonderful, so much creativity people can have.

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  14. Wonderful. I wish I could visit this place myself, but your pictures are the next best thing. :-)

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  15. Great group of illustrations.. My 2 fav's were the children's book --where children can free the bird, and the last one of the bee... AWESOME.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Great collection -- I could spend hours looking. The Save the Children one is haunting but beautiful. I would love to give the bird book to a small child and read it with her.... so much beauty everywhere -- I wonder who gets to keep the original of that postage stamp art/

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  17. Wow! There are many various kind of illustrations. The photos of Kate's place are very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow! There are many various kind of illustrations. The photos of Kate's place are very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a good find by just popping in. They are so interesting.

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  20. Your post reminds me that there are a lot of very creative people out there.

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