Monday, August 27, 2018

Diverting History

In 1951 Searle collaborated with UK animation studio Halas & Batchelor to create a film version of William Cowper's story 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin'. British readers can now view the film at this link.

The drawings were later released in an illustrated edition. See them here

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


The Fitzwilliam Museum in Searle's hometown of Cambridge have a range of Searle greetings cards in their shop here

Monday, August 06, 2018

The Making of Scrooge (1970)

I came across a rather special video on YouTube on the making of Ronald Neame's 1970 adaptation of Dickens' 'Scrooge' which featured a title sequence designed by Searle. The clip features Ronald sketching on set and talking about the project.  He draws in the sketchbook that I was able to look at and photograph many years later at his home in Provence.

More on Searle's work on the film here 

and a great piece on Art of the Title here

Here's Ronald sketching on set during the filming of 'Scrooge'.