A selection of five enchanting watercolour/inks Illustrations taken from the 1983 Children’s Story “The Saga of Erik the Viking” penned by Terry Jones (of Monty Python) and lovingly illustrated by British artist Michael Foreman.
This is a book I remember well from childhood, and recently picked up a copy via Amazon, the story centre’s on around Erik’s and his loyal companions following their epic voyage in search of ‘the land where the sun goes down at night’. It’s a great read for kids & adults alike featuring some truly mesmerising Illustrations that fit the text perfectly, you really feel the cold
This charming Spot illustration, is by Jerry Smath and was used for a “How Do We Know?” feature, included in Children’s Digest magazine January 1961.
This image has come via Flickr User Glen Mullaly check his photostream for more 50’s/60’s/70’s vintage illustration, childrens book and otherwise – really is a superb selection…
This Illustration is taken from “The Dragon Machine” written by Helen Ward and Illustrated by Wayne Anderson.
Wayne Anderson is a British illustrator with a career spanning from the mid-1970’s to present day. Wayne has Illustrated both Adult and Children’s books as well as working as a character, background and buildings designer on the 1982 film “Flight of Dragons” – A gorgeously animated fantasy film that at times borders on the psychedelic, read more about that here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083951/
Wayne uses quite a distinctive style, and I’ll definitely be featuring more of his work, in the meantime check out his site here: http://www.wayneandersonart.com
Super Cool/kitsch Illustrations by Peter P. Plasencia for the 1964 Space themed children’s book “Space Alphabet” by Irene Zacks.
See the full set over on Flickr courtesy of Wardomatic http://flickr.com/photos/wardomatic/sets/782615/
Nice Slab Serif font too!