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The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

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Curated by Shropshire-born Helen Day, this colourful and nostalgic exhibition pays homage to the group of talented artists who drew the hugely popular Ladybird books in the mid-20th century.

Step back in time amid this extensive collection of vintage Ladybird books, original artwork and objects. Enjoy a nostalgic journey through 30 years of illustration which uncovers the stories of the many talented artists who illustrated these iconic books.

Artwork which brought life to a wealth of subjects from classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes to ‘how it works, is itself brought to life, as children can ‘Step inside a Painting’ in our installation and explore their imaginations’.

By tracing the interconnected work of the illustrators, the display recounts the Ladybird story during the publishing company’s ‘golden years’ - the period from 1940 to 1975. Come and find your most memorable Ladybird book and learn more about Helen Day’s collection.

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