Sunday, 31 January 2010

Picture PuffinWhilst raking through some vintage children's picture books recently I rediscovered the playful puffin logo from the picture puffin books. Remembering loving this logo as a child - further research led me to find many different incarnations of this cute little guy & his friends in the form of various give aways & merchandise from the puffin club & puffin post magazine.
The original logo and almost all the other illustrations from these were lovingly created by the talented New Zealander Jill McDonald during the time Kay Webb ( who started the puffin club) was editor in the 60's & 70's & early 80's. More on the puffin club can be found at this great blog - puffin club archive.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Matt Sewell
These great watercolour birds created by Matt Sewell are part of his 'bird of the week project' for Caught by the River. I love how although they are approached in a more realistic technique than his usual work he still remains to get his great sense of characterisation in there. See more of Matt's work here.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Alex TrochutAmazing typographical illustrations from Spanish designer Alex Trochut. He delivers some amazing works with remarkable fluidity & style.