During Word2018 what not visit some wonderful exhibitions at Word2018 partner – House of Illustration:
Quentin Blake: Voyages to the Moon and the Sun – until Sunday 30 September. The first ever exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations for this French literary classic, Voyages to the Moon and the Sun, coinciding with The Folio Society’s publication of a new edition. Cyrano de Bergerac’s 17th century tale of space travel inspired many of fiction’s greatest fantasy adventures.
Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art – until Sunday 23 September Enid Marx (1902-1998) was a textile designer, printmaker and illustrator who, alongside her contemporaries Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, defined mid-20th century design. The exhibition will be the most comprehensive retrospective of Marx’s work to be mounted in the last 40 years. It will bring together over 150 pieces from private and public collections, many previously unseen. She is best known today for her industrial textiles for the London Transport Board and wartime Utility Furniture Scheme. But over a career spanning seven decades her work was extraordinarily varied, encompassing patterned paper for Curwen Press, book illustration for King Penguin as well as stamp, poster and print design. The exhibition is co-curated by historian Dr Alan Powers, author of the first monograph on Marx being published by Lund Humphries in March.
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