Play with me, 1984
Among the many talented artists discovered in the past two years thanks to Animalarium,
Edward Bawden is definitely one of my favorites. I don't recall where I first saw his work,
but I was immediately captivated by the style of this great British painter, illustrator,
printmaker and graphic artist. Thanks to The Visual Telling of Stories for many
of the high resolution images gracing this post.
Church and Dove wallpaper design, 1927
Illustrations for Fortnum & Mason
Bawden created many illustrations for Fortnum & Mason during the 1930s-40s.
which included over 200 of these beautiful images, and the same company has recently
produced One Lump or Two?, a book dedicated to Bawden's drawings for Twinings Tea.
Linocuts for Aesop's Fables, 1970
Kew Gardens, thanks to BibliOdissey
And aren't his cats just lovely?