Quentin Blake

Recent blog posts about Quentin Blake

A new space for illustration

9 August 2021
Design history, Illustration, Visual culture

A derelict waterworks site in London’s Clerkenwell will become the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, the world’s largest public arts space dedicated to ‘art with a job to do’. By Clare Walters
In two years’ time† London’s re-named House of Illustration (formerly based in Granary Square, King’s…

Picture an orphan

7 February 2016
Book design, Illustration, Reviews, Visual culture

What do Luke Skywalker and Oliver Twist have in common? Clare Walters reviews Drawing on Childhood at the Foundling Museum
Given the perennial struggle against war, famine, disease and poverty, it is not surprising that…

When Penguins begat Puffins

12 August 2014
Book design, Design history, Illustration, Visual culture

The Penguin Collectors Society turns its attention to the influential Puffin imprint for young readers … plus Porpoises, Ptarmigans and Peacocks
On 15 October 2010, the University of Bristol held a study day on Puffin, Penguin’s…