Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs…

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...
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Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...
Mam Tor, near Castleton, Derbyshire, 1976

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs...
March, from The Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Bought a bashed copy of the 1958 Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs in the goldmine market at end of street last week and discovered I’d been brought up on Stanley Roy Badmin. His advertising posters and hoardings for rail and industry once covered the country, and helped define Britain’s postwar image of itself. School walls all sported Shell Classroom Guide posters, and his prints were ubiquitous at Christmas as greetings cards and calendars.

His work’s characteristically full of minute detail. Such careful realism is now terribly unfashionable but they’re still brilliant drawings. He was famous for his trees. Apparently it’s very important to get the angle of the branches right.

See full post here: janbow's blog2017-09-27.