Posts Tagged ‘alternative illustrations

23
May
11

Illustrated by Joe McLaren

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: illustrated by Joe McLaren.

Published by Whites Books (Pocket Editions), 2010, hardcover book, embossed and with a black ribbon bookmark. First edition.

ISBN-13: 978-0956266828

Lovely little book, with wonderful illustrations, but it’s a shame that the band is glued to the inside front cover- I don’t want to remove it and damage the book, so I can’t scan in the whole cover…

Joe McLaren says on his website:

I was born in 1981, I live in Kent, I’m married, and I work as a freelance illustrator.

I graduated in 2003 from Brighton University (BA Hons Illustration First Class) and won a prize (University of Nagoya student show award~ first place).

I do lots of work for newspapers and magazines (most notably the Times and WIRED), and illustrate lots of book covers.

I can be contacted at joe_b_mclaren@hotmail.com

Available from Amazon: Alice in Wonderland (Pocket Classics)

13
Feb
10

Illustrated by Peter Blake

Alice Through the Looking Glass illustrated by Sir Peter Blake.

Signed and numbered limited edition of 500 copies: this is number 406/500.

Published by D3, 2004.

Peter Blake is one of the leading figures of British pop art, and is probably best known for designing the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover for the Beatles.

Blake was originally commissioned to illustrate the Alice books back in 1969, but the cost of producing the books was considered too high, so the eight watercolours were issued as limited edition screen prints in 1970. Years later, this limited edition was produced, including all eight.

There are also photos taken by Blake of the models he used: both human and of the landscape, with explanations of how the pictures were made.

This was my most expensive purchase, although I paid considerably less (in Marchpane, Cecil Court) than the current amazon price: Alice: Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There

You can get an unsigned, non-limited version for rather less: Alice: Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There

02
Feb
10

Anthony Browne

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Anthony Browne.

Published by Julia MacRae Books, a division of Walker Books, 1988.

Hardback first edition with dust-jacket.

ISBN: 0862033241

There are plenty of slightly surreal colour illustrations throughout in text and full page. I like the fact that they don’t  follow the Tenniel’s too closely.

I bought this for my father: he was an Alice fan too. In fact, all this is probably his fault.

Available on amazon: Alice in Wonderland

24
Jan
10

Peter Weevers

Alices’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll: illustrated by Peter Weevers. Published by Ted Smart, 1996. First published 1989 by Random House.

ISBN: 0091850770

4to. Hardback with dustjacket.

The original story, illustrated by France-based, UK-born watercolour artist Peter Weevers

I think this book suffers a bit from the common problem that many of the paintings are too similar to the Tenniels- it must be so hard seeing such familiar mental images in a new way. Having said that, there are an awful lot of them (100), and they’re certainly beautiful. The Alice was based on the artist’s daughter, Tilia.

You can see some of his work, including some of the Alice stuff here

Sometimes turns up on amazon: Alice in Wonderland

This one was a present- Thanks Jon!




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