Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Puffin Post Vol.9 no.1

This is a work in progress. The copy I have in my collection is badly printed (the magenta isn't in register) This makes the original look very pink. I have been tweaking it on my Mac to realign the magenta part of the image and then retouch the damage of the years. It's nearly there, but I thought I'd share it with you. I wonder if every copy in the print run was printed this badly? Was yours in a better condition?

I got hold of this when the club had a clear out and made them available to members - I sent off my pocket money as fast as I could!! Some of my others were grabbed at the Exhibitions - again with most of my saved up pocket money.

Jill McDonald did a few of these ensemble covers - a mass of puffins all symbolising different personalities, moods or activities. They were a story in their own right.


PeeT said...

Sigh! You perfectionist you! It looks perfectly alright to me. It is gorgeous illustration, and should be seen far more than it is at the moment. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

My copy has no magenta registration problem. Looks like you were unlucky and got a copy from the end of the print run.

Love the site. The puffineers group on Facebook seems completely moribund, by the way. I wonder why that is...