The summer exhibition at the House of Illustration is now displaying over 120 original illustrations from the world’s classic Ladybird in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Ladybird is well-known for its commitment to fostering a love of books for young children and has served to change the face of art and children’s literature since 1915. Not only does this exhibition bring back the golden days of childhood, visitors will also be able to examine an awe-inspiring range of illustrated artworks that well reflect Britain’s cultural and social history.
We all know that giving children access to literature is crucial and the impressions contained in children’s tales can last a lifetime. ‘Ladybird by Design’ at the House of Illustration features iconic images from Ladybird series including People At Work, Shopping With Mother, Science, Nature, Well Loved Tales and Key Words, as well as rare photographs and correspondence.
Ladybird by Design is a touring exhibition from De La Warr Pavilion, co-curated by Jane Won and legendary illustrator and Dean of the School of Design at LCC Lawrence Zeegen who has also published the volume under the same name. For more information about the book, please click here.
Join the House of Illustration on Wednesday 15th July for a free Ladybird talk with Lawrence Zeegen, for ticket information, please click here.
The exhibition runs until 27 September 2015 at House of Illustration 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH.