Ohhh Jumping Gnome, where have you been all my life? Stunning illustrations in some dazzling acid pinks and greens here in this tome by June E. Forde and illustrated by Paul Deassau.
I'm amazed at how vivid and bright the colours are - it looks like screen-print quality. I couldn't find a date for this either in the book or online, but the colours and these sorts of whimsical illustrations suggest the 1950's.
I was unable to find any definitive information about the author or illustrator but it's quite likely that Paul Dessau is the same one described here, an illustrator of religious texts for children and interestingly, a 'Fireman Artist' in the Second World War, working as a firefighter but also recording what he saw through sketches or paintings
Published by Partridge Publication, London. Found in East London.
Oops, quite huge hiatus on my part here recently. This is my first post for an age due to foraging in various foreign climes at the Pictoplasma character design festival in Berlin and being involved with, amongst other things, setting up a small publishing house and events collective celebrating small publishers called TOKKO.
We had our first event last weekend but will post details of any future happenings here...more posts to come soon