puffinpicturebook

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye!
1930s Russian children’s book celebrating the Young Pioneers onward march to the brave new socialist world.
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The Festival Railway, 1951.
Roland Emmett’s impossibly difficult Puffin Cut Out book, apparently taking 500 hours to complete, is usually found uncut. Here’s what it should look like.
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ZooZag.
James Gardner’s 1939 wooden puzzle, designed for Abbatt Toys. Gardner went on to illustrate for Noel Carrington’s Puffin Picture Books, then to the Festival of Britain, known as ‘G’ by his contemporaries.
#Jamesgardner #abbatttoys #zoozag #modernism #toydesign #design #puffinpicturebook #noelcarrington #toys #galt

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Orlando.
Kathleen Hale.
The marmalade cat, Hale’s wonderful creation, and first published by Noel Carrington for Country Life. This is her first Puffin Picture Book, published in 1941, and sold out so fast that Hale complained she couldn’t even find a copy for herself.
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Abbatt Toys c1938, a detail from the Snakes and Ladders board game designed by the late, great, James Gardner who went on to illustrate for Noel Carrington and, importantly, the Festival of Britain and beyond. A stunning example of mid-century design.
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X for Xmas.
Grace Gabler.
From A Child’s Alphabet, published in the Puffin Picture book series. It started life as Gabler’s degree project whilst she was at the Royal College, in Ambleside during the war, where it was spotted by the external examiner, who recommended it to Noel Carrington.
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Eric Ravilious.
During a whistlestop tour of a few months, in 1939, Ravilious painted a series of fabulous watercolours of the chalk figures of southern England. He wrote it was for a book, almost certainly for Noel Carrington who had published his High Street the previous year.
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Naming of the parts.
#flypaper #endpaper #leaf #section #joint #binding #sewing #gluing all you need to know from the 1950s Puffin Picture Book on how to make your own book. #printmaking #design #illustration #artsandcrafts #books #bookbinding #puffin #puffinpicturebook #penguinbooks #calligraphy

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