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 SewellThese 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.