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Beatrice Braun-Fock, Kate Bush and Fishink . Wintery Illustrations

November 23, 2011

As December draws ever closer, and you can’t fail to miss the first ten aisles of Christmas gubbins

at the supermarkets.  Even Kate Bush has been joining in the pre winter activities with the release of

her latest album ‘ 50 Words For Snow ‘ more news here and a video clip here

and don’t worry the fur is fake !

I also thought it was about time the right time of year to introduce a spot of good old fifties winter time.

Beatrice Braun-Fock (1898–1973) illustrated over fifty children’s picture books between 1919 and 1960.

I discovered these on the wonderful 50 Watts website, where there are many weird and wonderful finds.

These are illustrations for a book called  ‘ Old Man Winter Comes to Town ‘ by Hilde Hoffmann (1959).

Great style and texture in her work and a sense of excitement in the children too.

I love this frosty old guy floating above the houses in his nightshirt, covering the town with snow.

There’s another of her books illustrated here in a slightly different style, you can sense her love of

nature and appreciation for the way that children play and loose themselves in their adventures.

Thanks to Illuopa for posting these images.

Here’s one of my own hand drawn wintery companions off on his journey.

Here’s a few more to get you in the mood.

Although for a touch of the real christmas feeling I return to Kate Bush and her 1979 classic

December Will Be Magic Again  Enjoy.

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