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Chooey Inspiration: Kenneth Townsend

Posted by Sue Lee on

Chooey Inspiration: Kenneth Townsend

Pennychoo's recently launched set of 10 illustrated postcards, Capital Cards, drew inspiration from a few sources, one of which was the work of commercial artist Kenneth Townsend whose illustrations achieved popularity during the 1960s and 70s.  Based in Hastings, Townsend (1931-99) was a graphic designer and illustrator whose work became seen most widely on ceramics and glass. Below: Chance Glass Pin Dish - Chelsea Pensioner - 1972, for sale on Etsy He worked in a freelance capacity for Hornsea Pottery, Chance Brothers (glass), Cuckoobird Productions (textiles) Merit (games) and James Galt & Co. Ltd (toys). He was also the art director for Pickpocket Books from 1991-1998....

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Chooey Inspiration: Czeslaw Wielhorski

Posted by Sue Lee on

Chooey Inspiration: Czeslaw Wielhorski

Time for a Chooey Inspiration Blog, in which I showcase the stuff that pings me off on a new creative path. Today: Czeslaw Wielhorski, whose work I happily stumbled across one day on Pinterest. If you're at all creative and you're not a seasoned Pinner, please, get on there now. It's been a revelation for me – hours/days/weeks of my life can go there to die as I ping around from board to board like a pinball, leapfrogging from one topic to another at random, discovering images and artists old and new I never knew existed. And yet unlike other...

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