It’s a wrap at St Pancras

November 17, 2007



Meanwhile, back over at the Eurostar terminal, one of my favorite artists, Quentin Blake, has produced an illustration to greet passengers leaving the new St Pancras International station. The 16m high building wrap will cover the Victorian Grade II listed Stanley Building during its refurbishment. People can enjoy the largest-scale Quentin Blakes ever produced. All images © Quentin Blake.



The Tragedy of Mr Punch

May 3, 2007





Some time ago I bought an old book titled ‘The Tragedy of Mr. Punch: A Fantastic Play in Prologue and One Act’. The book was published in 1923 and is a play written by Russell Thorndike (actor, novelist and brother of Dame Sybil) and Ronald Arkell (comedy writer). The book is in mint condition and has separate colour illustrations by Arthur Watts. Watts was a well-known illustrator and artist who produced lots of illustrations for Punch Magazine ( Here are just a few examples from the book. JF