Here are two of my latest acquisitions from my slow but ever growing collection of illustrated books. The first one is the famed 1080 recipes overflowing with bold bright colourful illustrations by Javier Mariscal.
And the second (acquired through the wonderful Flipkart service) is The Hunchback of Notre Dame illustrated by
David Hughes. Each page is a surprise of cheeky line drawings, whacky lettering and excellent design.
What I like best about the styles of these two illustrators is the strong individuality that comes across in their work.
And I do hope those Arty Farts around here who associate illustration with neaty, neaty, cutey, cutey stuff are looking.