Monday, May 30, 2011

The Boy's Own Book of Warships

To me, this is just a wonderful object, a book so completely happy in its own time, i.e. the 1950s, that it feels just great about having all its illustrations in purple and blue, yellow and black. The illustrations, and in fact the text were both both by D. F. McDowell. This was a find at a Car Boot Sale recently and, I think, just goes to prove that there are still inexpensive but vibrant and exciting bits of retro design out there for the plucking.

1 comment:

Babelfroggy said...

My Grandfather wrote and illustrated this book. Unfortunately I don't have a copy, but was very happy to find someone that appreciates it.

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