Monday, April 04, 2016

Cloudy Cove illustrated by Carolin Jackson

Cloudy Cove is a 32pp booklet sewn into thin card covers one of a large number of such that were published by The Oxford University Press in the 1950s under the series title "Adventures in Reading" and used widely in schools across the UK. I picked up some of them today and I'm completely charmed by the books and by their illustrations. These are by Carolin Jackson. The limited colour palette just adds to the charm I think. What really interested me though were the images (you'll see them as you scroll down) that illustrate scenes in the story that happen at night: a real act of collaboration and interpretation between illustrator and printer. To create those 'night time' scenes in such a basic printing medium they both needed a real understanding and appreciation of the other's skills.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When diversity meant including a ginger!

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