Category Archives: ILLUSTRATION

Romanian Insect Orchestra

Yes, that is a beetle playing a cello… a snail playing a saxophone….. ……and a locust playing a xylophone I found this insane little item on my trip to Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Romania I talked about in an earlier … Continue reading

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Portugese Vintage Book Covers & Serralves Art Deco Villa

I spent a week skipping around Porto in Portugal a while back and was cheered to find some playful book graphics lurking at flea markets and in musty back street shops.  Some colourful 1960’s and 70’s psychedelic numbers here: I … Continue reading

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Hungarian Book Covers

Just got back from adventuring in Transylvania and Hungary.  Found all of these titles by chance in a backstreet bookshop in Budapest.  Some fairly unhinged imagery similar to the covers I featured last year from Lviv in the Ukraine. My … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Russell

Loving the characters of American artist and illustrator Nathaniel Russell  His five dollar pet looks like a bargain

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Mark Farhall

     Had some fun here recently discovering the manic felt tip trippery of Mark Farhall.  More of his drawings and things are here.

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1950’s illustrated Jumping Gnome children’s book

 Ohhh Jumping Gnome, where have you been all my life? Stunning illustrations in some dazzling acid pinks and greens here in this tome by June E. Forde and illustrated by Paul Deassau. I’m amazed at how vivid and bright the … Continue reading

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Russian illustration postcards

Two super Russian postcards picked up in Lviv, Ukraine.  Dating from the late 1960’s and with imagery that somehow seems intrinsically linked to those sorts of places (wolves, snow, men casually chatting with bears in dressing gowns, etc.) they conjure … Continue reading

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