A Compendium of His Advertising Work
Author: Geoffrey Beare
Category: Commercial art
Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is fondly regarded for his mischievous, gently comic illustrations that have been enjoyed for generations. For the first time the advertising work of this incredibly versatile artist takes centre stage in this meticulously researched and highly-illustrated book. The name Heath Robinson immediately conjures images of overly-complicated contraptions, often held together with string and precarious in their construction. For a diverse range of clients, Robinson's inventiveness, humor, artistic skill and professionalism made him the obvious choice to advertise their products, which ranged from asbestos cement roofing to bread. Exploring the myriad companies which engaged Robinson's services, this book underlines the artist's significant contribution to Britain's cultural life. Including a complete list of Robinson's advertising clients and the work he undertook for them, this definitive account of Heath Robinson's commercial work will be unrivalled for many years to come.
Compendium of His Commercial Art
Author: Adam Hart-Davis,Beare
A comprehensive collection of William Heath Robinson's advertising illustrations, more than half of them unseen since their first appearance in newspapers or promotional catalogues.
with a checklist of 2500 titles
Author: Michael Felmingham
The Epitome of Modernity
Author: Ian Carter
Publisher: Manchester University Press
The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.
Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Author: Sara Duke
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Inside this book are short biographical sketches about the many artists represented in the Library of Congress' Swann Collection compiled by Erwin Swann (1906-1973). In the early 1960s, Swann, a New York advertising executive started collecting original cartoon drawings of artistic and humorous interest. Included in the collection are political prints and drawings, satires, caricatures, cartoon strips and panels, and periodical illustrations by more than 500 artists, most of whom are American. The 2,085 items range from 1780-1977, with the bulk falling between 1890-1970. The Collection includes 1,922 drawings, 124 prints, 14 paintings, 13 animation cels, 9 collages, 1 album, 1 photographic print, and 1 scrapbook.
The British Art of Illustration, 1786-2003
Author: David Wootton,Chris Beetles Limited
Publisher: Chris Beetles Limited
The definitive compendoum of the possibilities of illustrtaion and must-have for any fans of the medium.
A Commentary and Bibliography
Author: Geoffrey C. Beare
Category: Illustration of books
Author: Alan Pipes
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Category: Graphic arts
Computer technology has completely revolutionized the work of graphic designers, printers, and print production professionals. To keep pace with these far-reaching changes, Production for Graphic Designers is set firmly in the digital age. This revised fourth edition embraces all the new and emerging technologies in graphics and print production, comprehensibly explaining the prepress and printing processes from traditional letterpress to the latest on-press CtP (computer-to-plate) digital offset and on-demand colour printing. It also covers new workflows and spells out the many acronyms encountered by today's designers. As well as covering print, it provides an authoritative guide to working in digital media, particularly the internet. There are also additional feature spreads on key graphic designers Bruce Mau, Paul Rand, Chris Ware and Pentagram.
Author: William Heath Robinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Category: English wit and humor, Pictorial
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