Archive for December, 2012

Having bought the excellent ‘Penguin by Design : A Cover Story 1935 – 2005’ by Phil Baines some time ago I thought that it was about time that I added his equally good sister publication ‘Puffin By Design : 70 Years of Imagination 1940 – 2010’ to the collection. As with his Penguin book it’s […]


Like A Motorway

10Dec12

  Yes illustrations from children’s books again, although if books not specifically designed for children were illustrated as wonderfully as these then I’d feature them as well… This time another book from the ‘See How It’s Made’ series – namely ‘See How It’s Made – The Motorway’ – published in 1974 by Macmillan Education Ltd. and as ever […]


A few days in Paris and boy it’s quite a city, to be honest I’ve no idea where to start. As a hick from the sticks it’s perhaps not hugely surprising to feel a little bewildered when visiting a city as significant in size and standing as La Ville-Lumière. From the point we arrived until the […]