These sketches were made last week as I looked through a box of books on fairytales. Most of the books bound I found were collections of fairytales from different parts of the world that had been interpreted by British writers and illustrators. It is evident in the way the stories are told and the wording … More Museum of Childhood Archives: Fairytales from many places
In the archives this week I found a publication of Isaac Watt’s Divine Songs, illustrated with plates by many different illustrators. The book’s frontispiece is keen to make sure to emphasise that the printing process used was ‘graphotype’ – a type of printing using electrochemical process in which a metal plate was cast from an engraved stone. … More Museum Archives – Isaac Watts
Looking at the sketches that I made in my sketchbook yesterday (2nd March 2017), I realised I was drawn again to the hand-drawn typography. The example below was copied from the frontispiece of a version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales translated by L.L.Weedon. I thought it was oddly short: ‘There was once…’ sounds more incomplete than ‘Once … More Museum of Childhood Books II
“Man’s unhappiness, says Descartes, is due to his having first been a child.” Simone de Beauvoir in The Ethics of Ambiguity, II Personal Freedom and Others. As with all art forms, children’s literature is a product of the society it is constructed in and so it unavoidably contains embedded ideology. Our ideas about the world and … More Childhood
I am trying my hand at animation to adapt my illustration to screen. This is based on the gocco printed book I made called Where the Sea Meets the Sky. Refresh the page to watch it again!
Picturing Stories is an exhibition that opened on Saturday 20th August and runs to the 16th September 2016. It features work I have made in the last three years while studying for a doctorate at Edinburgh College of Art. The images are based on stories from around the world and try to illustrate them in a … More Picturing Stories