Celebrating illustration…(and Quentin Blake)

The House of Illustration at Granary Square was well worth the visit!!!

The exhibition on show is A New Childhood – picture books from Soviet Russia, and it really is an eye opener. 


It is hard to put stuff into words when you are overwhelmed…all I can say right now is that I want to takes classes in lithography. I am intrigued by this process…(on a need to know basis). Just seeing so many amazing lithographs has got me gagging for more…how are lithographs created? What is stone lithography? Is that the method the illustrators in Soviet Russia used? What is machine lithography?

Oh…and Quentin Blake!!!…what an inspiration!!! I have nothing to say apart from the fact that for anyone who loves illustration, the House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4BH is a ‘must visit’. 

Even the gift shop is amazeballs…gobsmackingly so!  Vintage illustrated books, Neil Gaiman books, Rudyard Kipling books, a Beatrix Potter book illustrated by Quentin Blake, so many books by brilliant illustrators.