Sunday, 28 April 2013

Axel Scheffler

Well done Maureen, your perfect instructions have brought me to this page. 20th century, HERE I COME !!
I have done a little research on Axel Scheffler ,as requested.
He was originally from Germany, born Hamburg 1957,and is best known for for cartoon -like pictures in childrens' books. He came to England in 1982, studied at Bath Academy of Art, graduating in 1985. He first worked in advertising and publishing . He then became   known for his distinctive illustrations in Britain , Germany and the Netherlands, working with Jon Blake, Paul Shipton, David Henry Wilson,Uwe Timm, Paul van Loom and Toon Tellegen. He now lives in Blackheath, London.
Scheffler was commissioned by Faber and Faber to provide illustrations for a new edition of " OLD POSSUMS BOOK of PRACTICAL CATS " to commmemorate the 70th anniversary of the book, and the 80th anniversary of the company in 2009.
He designed, God Bless him, Gordon Brown's Christmas cards in 2006, and ALL the Christmas stamps for Royal Mail in 2012 .

Type in - hackneyed what is its origin,--- there is a link to World Wide Words -hackneyed. Click on this for a comprehesive explanation to where it all started. YES it is Hackney circa 13th century.

 Tom F.

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