Wednesday, March 07, 2007

More Car Boot Booty

More British illustrations from the fabulous stash unearthed at a car boot sale, courtesy of TI list member David Roach. First, another piece by Walter Wyles...

Then this very pulpy-looking painting by Edwin Phillips, about whom David writes, "I think Phillips might have done several covers for War And Battle Picture Library in the mid 60's but I'm not at all certain - he is known as a paperback artist in the 60's and 70's (westerns I think)."

And finally, a second piece by E. Earnshaw - working in a drastically different technique than he did for the first piece from yesterday's post.

All of these images have been added to my British Illustrators Flickr set.


  1. Leif;

    That Earnshaw piece is beautiful. all the work is nice, but I think the artists were let down by the reproduction technology available at the time -- the colors seem really washed out. Or is it just me?

  2. Neil;

    Yeah, I suspect they were printed on cheaper stock. I tried pumping them up a bit in Photoshop, but it would have been great to see the originals - or a really nice print job.

  3. Aside from the great art, I dig the brits' choice of fonts. They seems to be a combo of classic Olde English and groovy chic.

  4. Well put, Les! I wish David had scanned the whole page (I like seeing the type elements and how the entire page is designed) but we'll take what we can get!

  5. Great post. Love these photographs!

    - Jackie
    Window Tinting Garland TX