I am making a determined attempt to get some of the ‘old stock’ from under my bed, and into the sale section of my shop. These are cards I made years ago, onto which my former contact details have been written. They are totally unique and come with a sewn upcycled envelope. As usual, these cards are made from a used food packaging and are super eco-friendly, as everything used was rescued from the bin.
3a Things We Like by W. Murray. Illustrated by John Berry. Published by Ladybird in the early Seventies.
John Berry was a Hammersmith lad, born in 1920. He died four years ago.
He won a Royal Academy Scholarship, but the war prevented him from taking it. He was a war artist and a lot of his work is now housed in The Imperial War Museum.
After the war he painted portraits. He provided a service at Harrods (where else?) whereby you could drop off a photograph and he would reproduce it in oil.
He has illustrated many children’s books, not just Ladybird, but it is Peter and Jane which brought him to my attention.
See you soon,