Derek Collard – British Fairy Tales

collard-british04I don’t usually post illustrations from books published later than the 1930s. Since I primarily dedicate my work to the early Golden Age illustrators. Due to the lack of time and the field of children’s book illustrations is so vast that you have to concentrate on a particular period, none more fitting than the Golden Age of illustrations. But at times, I stumble upon some works that are so compelling that I have to post. Such is the works of Derek Collard in his “British Fairy Tales” book.

His creative mix of Celtic borders decorations and modern design techniques produce an unique and wonderful visual effect. A pure delight. Enjoy.

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