Tag Archives: illustration

#FolkloreThursday meets #NationalStorytellingWeek

Tweet Today’s #FolkloreThursday theme is favourite fairy tales, in honour of #NationalStorytellingWeek! We were absolutely spoiled for choice with this theme, as we have such a wonderful collection of beautifully illustrated children’s stories. To start, a Walter Crane illustration for … Continue reading

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John Player and Sons Cigarette Cards, “Past and Present” series, 1916.

Tweet Had the pleasure of cataloguing our 100 year old Player cigarette cards, owing to this centenary year for this series of “Past and Present” by the John Player and Sons Tobacco company it seemed ideal for the blog! Player’s … Continue reading

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Lulu Hancock 1966-2016

Tweet We have learned of the sad passing of one of our former Fine Art lecturers, Lulu Hancock. Hancock studied the Foundation Art and Design course at Leicester Polytechnic in 1985 before going on to a BA in Illustration and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Tweet To celebrate the 451st birthday of playwright William Shakespeare, here are some illustrations which were inspired by the Bard, from the 1960 Leicester College of Art Diary . The students of the College collaborated on an annual diary from … Continue reading

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1920s Fashions

Tweet One of the things I especially love about my job is when a researcher pops their head in and asks if the archive might have something on their subject – and we do! Then I can sit them down … Continue reading

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