Tuesday 22 January 2013

Door locks and school items

Door locks, drawn by JVL for a magazine article in Good Housekeeping, 
giving advice about locking systems, 1968.

These two items are typical of the kind of freelance illustration work I did in the 1960s.

School items, drawn by JVL for a WH Smith newspaper advertisement entitled 'Back to School', 1965.


  1. Wow! I always wanted one of those light-up globes!

    Now I can see the origins of all those neatly arranged layouts of your! Thanks for sharing these, John. My dad worked in commercial art before WWII and drew endless cars, glassware and men in suits. I love that stuff! :)

  2. Thanks John - but your own professional eye for detail about locks makes me worry that the drawings might not be accurate enough.

  3. That's not really a really huge statement, but its all I could come up with after reading this. You know so much about this subject. So much so that you made me want to learn more about it.Your blog is my stepping stone, my friend. Thanks for the heads up on this subject.

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  4. I'm impressed, I have to say. Very seldom do I discovered a blog that's both educational and entertaining, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head.

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  5. Thanks James, I am glad you are enjoying the blog. These are the kind of drawings I was doing early on in my career before I took up illustrating books.