Quentin Blake is currently Britain’s most renowned illustrator of children’s books. In a career spanning over six decades, he has provided illustrations for over 300 books, many of which he also wrote, and is most famous for his collaborations with Roald Dahl, including James and the Giant Peach, The BFG and The Witches. Before children’s books, he also designed covers for adult fiction including Margaret Drabble and Evelyn Waugh whose Penguin covers from the 1960s feature in the photographs. The photographs show he did not adapt his style when he made the transition to children’s books, as he explains:
“The truth is I don’t make much distinction between the drawings that I do for children and the ones I do for grown-ups. To me, it’s all just drawing.”
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