Thursday, 19 September 2013

Jonathan Heale contemporary printmaker and illustrator.


Jonathan Heale (1949–) 

is a British children's book illustrator who works primarily in woodcuts. Heale studied typography and fine art at the Royal College of Art in London. 
In a book I recently acquired I found his amusing Alphabet that I couldn't find in Google and that is too good to be hidden, left unnoticed and not enjoyed. 














Heale has illustrated numerous works for children, including books of fables and fairy tales, such as Angela McAllister’s adaptation The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop's Fable (2004) and Adrian Mitchell’s retellings of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1996) and The Ugly Duckling (1994). 

He has also illustrated several books by William Mayne, such as Tibber (1986) and Lamb Shenkin (1987). In 1997 he won the Kurt Maschler Award for his detailed woodcut illustrations for Mayne’s Lady Muck.



4 comments:

  1. HI Gerrie, Nice to see you back again, this artist is inspiring, thanks for posting.

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    1. Hi Annie,
      I'm indeed preparing the come back of the Linosaurus after a pause in posting, thanks for stopping by.

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  2. What book was that alphabet in? I need to hunt down a copy - it's beautiful, simple, but not the expected ABC choices.

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    1. Good morning to you too. The pictures were copied from: "the complete guide to illustration and design, 1980, QED publishing limited. From the Dutch version published by W.Gaade also in 1980.

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