I found the best bargain buy just round the corner from me in my local charity shop this week, I picked up these two fabulous vintage bird books for just £1.50 each.I have spent large amounts of time lost in them both, especially the big one, they are so beautifully illustrated, I love them! I can't help but think that we've lost something with the now standard practise of all bird books being filled with photographs. I mean they are beautiful still but you have to admire this artists talent, these amazing colours just pop off the page.
I love the style of the language they are written in too... who can resist chapter headings like "Goatsuckers and their Allies"?I fully intend to spend a week or two with my head stuck in this book getting inspiration for my next projects! Hopefully I'll be able to bring some new designs to my shops soon.