This week I went to the RA exhibition of Matisse in the studio.
I then went to see the work of Charles Tunnicliffe RA .
He drew and painted the sketches that were used in the Ladybird books.
I still have a collection including What to look for in Winter.
The original paintings are a delight.
The detail is amazing.
1960 was not that long ago and yet it is a lifetime away from the graphics for books today.
We know that these books were produced in a way that kept the cost down.
However their appeal was monumental.
The market they reached was vast.
I wonder how many companies can boasts of
such records today.
A visit to the RA is always worth.
Why not pop along.