Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Nasty King


'The Nasty King' a magnificent piece recently sold at auction - I have no clue what this would've been for.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Lloyd's Bank


Lloyd's Bank brochure artwork

 "Making a Small Business Bigger", 1981

 "Financing the Farm", 1982

Friday, May 12, 2023

Sunday Times

 A nice spread in the 22 November, 1964 issue to promote the release of 'From Frozen North to Filthy Lucre'.

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Round The Bend in Eighty Days with S J Perelman

I received a great contribution from fellow Searle fan James Burgess who realized that the 1972 Perelman/Searle collaboration was not for Travel & Leisure magazine as I assumed in this post but for The New Yorker. The depiction of the famous humorist traveling with his buxom companion were not part of the 'Nostasia in Asia' series but for a piece called 'Round The Bend in Eighty Days'. The illustrations however remain unpublished as far as we can tell since the series featured the work of another illustrator. 

Jules Verne laughs at Perelman & friend's attempts to emulate Phileas Fogg.

The image at the top is the best available online- I'd love to see this in higher quality. If any readers have more info please email me at the address in my Blogger profile. 

Monday, March 13, 2023

Titles By Ronald Searle

I've been meaning to make this for a while: here's a supercut of all the film title sequences designed by Ronald Searle!

Friday, March 10, 2023

Animated Molesworth update!


More on adapting Searle's style into animation: London-based animation director and fellow Searle fanatic, Uli Meyer, has news on his 'Molesworth' feature - read it here

Uli did the illustrations for the new 'Molesworth' book (above) proving if anyone can match Searle's style he can! (from Korero Press and now available in the US).

Check out Uli's proof-of-concept animated piece below. 


Monday, February 27, 2023

Advertising pt. 3

Here's a rarity: a 2000 British Telecom commercial animated by Hibbert Ralph Animation in the style of Ronald Searle. 

Cadbury's Creme Egg campaign, 1992.

More on Searle's work in advertising in pt1 and pt2

Monday, February 20, 2023

Cat cards


'Welcome Home' card for Searle's US agent John Locke