to find such light

Art images, with contextual text where available,
collated from various sources by typefaceandintent.

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June 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Edward Ardizzone, She loved to swing and dream, 1962.

Edward Ardizzone, She loved to swing and dream, 1962.

(Source: illustrationcupboard.com)

June 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Alexander Calder, Blue Among Yellow and Red, 1963.

Alexander Calder, Blue Among Yellow and Red, 1963.

(Source: nasher.duke.edu)

May 10, 2014 12:00 pm February 21, 2014 12:30 am
"All human life is here: birth, love, marriage and death. Underneath their jolly rollicking rhythms and rhymes there is a depth and a truth about life. They also have surreal and crazy humour, quiet philosophy, wisdom, lunatic nonsense and subtle poetry. There is no finer field for the illustrator… The verses live on in our memories for the whole of our lives."
Raymond Briggs, on illustrating Mother Goose, 1964.

"All human life is here: birth, love, marriage and death. Underneath their jolly rollicking rhythms and rhymes there is a depth and a truth about life. They also have surreal and crazy humour, quiet philosophy, wisdom, lunatic nonsense and subtle poetry. There is no finer field for the illustrator… The verses live on in our memories for the whole of our lives."

Raymond Briggs, on illustrating Mother Goose, 1964.

(Source: tygertale.wordpress.com)

January 26, 2014 12:19 am November 24, 2013 10:22 pm August 15, 2013 5:58 pm

Quentin Blake, Illustration for the cover of Typically Jennings, 1969.
This design was rejected by the publishers on the grounds of its style not being considered appropriate.

Quentin Blake, Illustration for the cover of Typically Jennings, 1969.

This design was rejected by the publishers on the grounds of its style not being considered appropriate.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 31, 2013 12:01 pm
One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 11, 2013 12:01 pm
One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 6, 2013 12:00 pm
Anne Redpath, The Poppy Field, c.1963

Anne Redpath, The Poppy Field, c.1963

(Source: tate.org.uk)