03 July 2012

VINTAGE - books

these are a few snapshots taken at a second hand book sale recently. starting with a fabulous pattern (above & below) on a penguin book cover designed in 1967 by stephen russ.you can find more penguin cover designs from stephen russ online here. below : the next three illustrations snapped at the sale are by brian wildsmith from "the rich man and the shoemaker".below three london themed illustrations by dale maxey featured on pages in the children's book 'preep' circa 1964.


Littletree Designs // Rebecca said...

Amazing posts today! The uk storeroom looks dangerous...hide the purse! Loving these illustrated books too, Brian Wildsmith is one of my faves x

Anonymous said...

Brian Wildsmith is a wonderful illustrator, who I think was really well known in the 60s and 70s. As a child I had a very tatty old copy of his Mother Goose nursery rhymes book and I can still remember how vivid and detailed the pictures were.