Friday, October 17, 2014

Alan Aldridge - "The Man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes"

Alan Aldridge - Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator.

He is possibly best known, however, for the picture book The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper Feast (1973), a series of illustrations of anthropomorphic insects and other creatures, which he created in collaboration with William Plomer, who wrote the accompanying verses. This was based on William Roscoe's poem of the same name, but was inspired when Aldridge read that John Tenniel had told Lewis Carroll it was impossible to draw a wasp in a wig.

Alan Aldridge website and wikipedia page.

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