These photos are from an exhibition called Ladybird by Design at the House of Illustration.
What I liked about the exhibition were the vibrant colours used in the paintings for example in the backgrounds of the a – z illustrations.
I learnt about how typography is incorporated in illustration- what job it has when it isn’t the subject of a piece of art. Most of the time I thought it helped create a happy, friendly affect on- for example- the front cover of Ladybird books. This was achieved mainly by the rounded but bold lettering.
Something I didn’t like about the exhibition was the fact that there wasn’t much information about the artist behind the illustrations. Also it would’ve been interesting to see sketches of the work- how the pieces developed. This would’ve made it better because I was interested in the artist’s artistic process.
I would recommend the Ladybird by Design exhibition because the detail in the artwork is fascinating. Also, because a lot of the illustrations are about growing up/people’s jobs, it’s interesting to see how things have developed in the last 50+ years.