Tag: Illustration

The Beautiful Bugs of Bridgeman

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

Love them or hate them, this is the time of year when bugs come out to play! See below for a selection of lightboxes covering all things bug-related.. Please contact Bridgeman if you need help sourcing anything from the archive – our archive contains pictures for any occasion. Creepy Crawlies The Beauties The Beasts Flying Stingers Nocturnal Fiction & Myth

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True Crime: History in Images

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

Throughout history, we have always been fascinated with crime – speculators can speculate, theorists can theorise and gossip is rife. The scale and variety of organised and secret crimes from across US history mean their nature can vary: they can be dark, are sometimes bewildering and are frequently eye-opening. Crime can truly come from all areas of society. See content from a few of the…

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Lebrecht Authors Collection

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” – P.G. Wodehouse   From Plato to Satre, Shakespeare to Dickens, the Lebrecht Authors collection provides an amazing breadth and depth of literature related material. See below for a selection of curated lightboxes exploring authors, their lives, and book illustrations. You can also delve into the photography of Horst Tappe, who…

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“A snake, am I? Perhaps you’d like to see how ssssnakelike I CAN BE” – Jafar     The history of The World’s Greatest Dog Show has had its Eastenders moments – the poison scandal of 2015, the streaker of 2010, the time that dog did a poo, most years. But the 2018 Crufts finale was a classic: in protest at the canine eugenics of pedigree breeding,…

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Top Art Exhibitions: March 2018

Posted by Published on February 27, 2018

Spring is in the air and it brings with it these wonderful exhibitions: Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy Tate Modern, London UK – 8 March – 9 September 2018 The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition to be shown at Tate Modern, it will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal…

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Magazines and publications can be made so much more interesting or appealing when illustrations adorn their pages, don’t you think? Here is a selection of some of the finest European illustrators from the 19th and 20th centuries that helped to capture a moment, a feeling or a story:  Arthur Rackham Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the…

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We are proud to announce the launch of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2017. This year’s winning artist will win a £1,000 book cover commission to create the art for best-selling author Beth Lewis’s next title, published by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. The Bridgeman Studio Award is an annual global contemporary art competition that invites artists, illustrators, and photographers the opportunity to enter up…

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What the Dickens?

Posted by Published on May 24, 2017

Illustrator Joseph Clayton Clarke ‘Kyd’ brings many of Charles Dickens’ iconic characters to life  Mr. Micawber ‘David Copperfield’ is the eighth serialised novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1850. Many elements within the novel follow events in Dickens’ own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of all of his novels. The debt-ridden Micawber acts as a feckless yet charming mentor to the young David Copperfield,…

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A Magical Ride Down Carnaby Street

Posted by Published on March 7, 2017

Malcolm English takes us on a magical ride back to 1960’s Swinging London and reveals the stylistic influences behind the illustrations of Tom Salter’s iconic book. Peace Man!!    Born in 1946, Malcolm studied illustration and Design at Leicester College of Art. After graduating in 1969, Malcolm joined the illustration group Astrop Hill, London. There, he worked on a range of projects including book covers,…

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