Friday, 27 May 2011

Fantastic Finds

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.


  1. Wow, they are stunning! Score! I love proper old wildlife books and field guides with beautiful illustrations too :)

  2. I bet the books smell fantastic, too. :o)

  3. I'm sure you'll find inspiration for new inky things in those lovely books!

  4. Ooh, will you be making any felt "goatsuckers"? What are "goatsuckers" anyway - the mind positively boggles?!
    Great finds - so gorgeous - and you're so right about the lovely illustrations vs. photos.