Penguin by Illustrators

In 2005, as a contribution to Penguin Books 70th anniversary, the Society organised a study day at the VA to which some of the great names in Penguin design were invited to speak The day s events were published in book form, Penguin by Designers, in 2007, and copies arrived on the very day that we held our second study day at the VA, this time featuring PenguinIn 2005, as a contribution to Penguin Books 70th anniversary, the Society organised a study day at the VA to which some of the great names in Penguin design were invited to speak The day s events were published in book form, Penguin by Designers, in 2007, and copies arrived on the very day that we held our second study day at the VA, this time featuring Penguin illustrators.Penguin by Illustrators is a celebration of that event, featuring in Part One the five presentations of Dennis Bailey, Romek Marber, Jan Pie kowski, Tony Lyons and Jon Gray, and supplemented by Phil Baines introduction, and two further chapters by Quentin Blake and David Gentleman In Part Two a further 27 artists were invited to write short essays about particular books or short series that they had illustrated for Penguin.
Penguin by Illustrators In as a contribution to Penguin Books th anniversary the Society organised a study day at the VA to which some of the great names in Penguin design were invited to speak The day s events were

  • Title: Penguin by Illustrators
  • Author: Alan Aldridge DennisBailey Phil Baines Coralie Bickford-Smith Quentin Blake Petra Börner Andy Bridge Peter Brookes
  • ISBN: 9780955839528
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Alan Aldridge DennisBailey Phil Baines Coralie Bickford-Smith Quentin Blake Petra Börner Andy Bridge Peter Brookes

    Alan Aldridge was a British artist, graphic designer and illustrator.His career began in 1965 when he happened to meet the art director of Penguin Books, and began producing illustrations for book covers Over the next two years he took over as art director, and introduced his style which resonated with the mood of the time In 1968 he moved to his own graphic design firm, INK, which became closely involved with graphic images for the Beatles and Apple Corps 1 During the 1960s and 1970s he was responsible for a great many album covers, and helped create the graphic style of that era He designed a series of science fiction book covers for Penguin Books He made a big impression with his illustrations for the Beatles Illustrated Song lyrics He also provided illustrations for The Penguin Book of Comics , a history of British and American comic art His work was characterised by a flowing, cartoony style and soft airbrushing very much in step with the psychedelic styles of the times In the theatre, in February 1969 he designed the graphics for controversial Jane Arden director play Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven at the London Arts Laboratory, Drury Lane.He is possibly best known, however, for the picture book The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper Feast 1973 , a series of illustrations of anthropomorphic insects and other creatures, which he created in collaboration with William Plomer, who wrote the accompanying verses This was based on William Roscoe s poem of the same name, but was inspired when Aldridge read that John Tenniel had told Lewis Carroll it was impossible to draw a wasp in a wig.Aldridge also created the artwork for Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John in 1975.

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