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An Alphabet of London

by Christopher, Esq. Brown

An Alphabet of London Synopsis

London is the only city in the world where you could ever find Gilbert and George sharing space with the Gherkin and the Globe while the Great Fire burns and a gin drinker glugs her favorite tipple, and where members of the Bloomsbury Group hail a black cab while barrage balloons hover over Broadcasting House during the Blitz. In A London Alphabet, Christopher Brown presents a series of wonderfully whimsical linocuts illustrating every aspect of London past and present, including personalities, buildings, monuments, legends, historic events, and other metropolitan icons. From Dickens, Dr Johnson, Tower Bridge, and the Shard to the Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon, pigeons, and jellied eels, all London life is here. A born-and-bred Londoner, Brown recounts his own memories of growing up in the capital, and also describes how he creates his distinctive prints. His unique, often humorous take on London will delight anyone who lives in or visits the city.

An Alphabet of London Press Reviews

Each page of An Alphabet of London can be read like a visual brainteaser... Christopher Brown's sense of humour and playful designs transform what could have been a dry educational book into a fun game. - LINOCUT BOY BLOG Work of art, puzzle book, novelty guide to London... it could be any... we'd file it under A for awesome. - LONDONIST BLOG Artist Christopher Brown illustrates with humour and shine every aspect of London. - LIVIN COOL BLOG A charming and nostalgic look at a London, which is both post-war and contemporary with drawings which are both naive, cheeky and delightful. - ATTICUS AND FINCH BLOG 'The Alphabet of London is a lovely keepsake and would be an ideal gift for anyone wanting to recall the days of old town London or alternatively the modern day tourist.' - FISHINK BLOG

Book Information

ISBN: 9781858945736
Publication date: 27th February 2012
Author: Christopher, Esq. Brown
Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Gift books,

About Christopher, Esq. Brown

Christopher Brown studied at the Royal College of Art and later worked for the artist Edward Bawden. He has exhibited his prints around the United Kingdom, including at the Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is the illustrator of A Pack of Dogs: An Anthology, published by Merrell in 2010.

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