Emett (1906 - 1995)
The very epitome of English graphic whimsy, and very influential internationally during the 50's and 60's(see an article on his work in Graphis No.42, 1952). Characteristically, once he had created the parameters of his own visual kingdom, he was happy to accept the constraints and challenge nothing.
01 Here is a slightly more complex piece with some spiky bits. Punch June 2nd 1954, 18 x 23cms. The subject matter is the gothic elements of nationalised railway system, the humour, the Branded bag with an expandable structure that attempts to duplicate Home in a dreary Lodging - the point being that drivers were often forced to stay away before their next drive brought them home. The subject of home comforts features large in Punch .
02 In 1944 Emett illustrated a book written by his wife, Mary - Anthony & Antimacassar. Here is Smug the Smuggler hiding the food and the treasure at a Piratical Picnic. The page size is 19 x 24cms.
foray on to the Iron Track, the Puffin Cut-Out Book produced to sell during
the Festival of Britain in 1951. Sadly, like so many of the run, all is
left is the cover measuring 18 x 24cms.