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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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