Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Pinocchio Illustrations

In a thrift shop in Birkenhead, I stumbled across a collection of vintage illustrations that had been torn out of books. It is a pity that the books were destroyed, but a happy find for me all the same! These fantastic illustrations were among them; obviously from the story of Pinocchio, but that is all I know. I would be interested in knowing who the artist is and what year this book was published. I like the way the artist has used the negative space to define pattern and detail.

I also have a very old copy of The Adventures of Pinocchio by Charles Collodi.  It has the quirkiest illustrations, by an artist called Joyce Mercer.

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