Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A cheery puffin from the early days

I can't tell you the year this handsome chap appeared - but he is one of the early exhibition flyer puffins that decorated a Puffin Club Exhibition. There have been quite a few that Jill McDonald designed over the years with a kind of evolution that becomes easier and more stylised with every passing event and exhibition. It makes me wonder what she would have produced if she hadn't died at such an early age. Something marvelous!

Image from the collection of Ruth - Founder member 1487 - Restored S. Hassan Jan 2009


Ruth said...

Wow, you've done wonders with this! The original is very yellowed and dilapidated! Probably from the early 70s. Best wishes, Ruth

Thin Puffin said...

Thanks Ruth! It was a challenge. I hope to bring a few more of your gems back to full glory.

Best wishes,

Thin Puffin