A terrific use of tones to create different shadings. All these tones could be cut and pasted out of self-adhesive transparent backed sheets. The drawing of course had to be done by yourself. From a Letraset catalogue of the early 1970s




In the 1970s the ITV programme guide had a series of hand-painted covers instead of photographs. This one illustrates the very popular series "Upstairs Downstairs". The varying emphasis of the different characters by size and position is perfectly blended together in this example.




The packaging box design from a foam bath soap product made by Fenjal. The design of the wave is clearly influenced by the work of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849).




Title illustration to a programme for a Millenium series of shows and events performed in Portsmouth, UK for the year 2000. Each image here describes a particular show or event - both indoors and outdoors.




Set design by Erte for the production of "Rio" in Berlin 1936/37.




A political cartoon by Les Gibbard from THE GUARDIAN newspaper of February 1974. With the General Election of the time, the voters have a choice of who can make their lives better. Edward Heath, the incumbant (Conservative) Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, the Labour Opposition, and Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberals. Although this is the past, the fundamental choices and aspirations remain the same today.




A political cartoon by Les Gibbard from THE GUARDIAN newspaper of February 1974. With the General Election of the time, the polls indicate that the Labour and Conservative parties are close, so the balance of power might be held by the Liberal party. Edward Heath, the incumbant (Conservative) Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, the Labour Opposition, and Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberals. Although this is the past, coalition government is now a reality in the UK.




A political cartoon by Les Gibbard from THE GUARDIAN newspaper of October 1974. The General Election of Februrary 1974 won by the Labour Party but without an overall majority, so another one was held in October. Edward Heath, (Conservative) looks on as Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dismiss a pact with the Liberal Party under leader Jeremy Thorpe. Although this is the past, coalition government is now seen as viable outside of wartime.




A paper coaster from a one-time ice-cream parlour in the basement of Selfridges, London - c1960s/70s. Typical of the curvy typefaces of the time.



I converted the Mr Love into a stencil and then used it to etch a glass




A humorous approach to advertising insurance policies, issued by Royal Guardian Exchange Assurance. A cartoon by Larry of Punch, illustrates an unintended accident in the supermarket. Leaflet issued in May 1982.

Christmas card by Gallery Five using the '12 Days of Christmas"