Orwell Press produce and supply a range of Greetings Cards featuring artwork of Oxford, as well as other parts of the UK by well known UK based artists.
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Miroslav Sasek, was born in Prague in 1916. He had just begun a career in children's literature when the Czechoslovak coup d'etat of 1948 prompted him to emigrate to Munich, West Germany, where he worked for Radio Free Europe from 1951 to 1957. Starting with This is Paris published in 1958, Miroslav Sasek wrote and illustrated a series of eighteen books. This Is London received the New York Times Choice of Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year in 1959, as did This Is New York in 1960. This Is New York also received the Boy's Club of America Junior Books Award in 1961, while This Is the United Nations appeared on the International Board on Books for Young People Honour List in 1979.
Sally Elford lives in Brighton, East Sussex and works as a freelance illustrator and printmaker. Her popular print work combines a contemporary graphic styling with traditional subjects often from nature. She produces her own silk screen prints in small editions, usually a maximum of thirty to forty.
Joseph Southall was born in Nottingham in 1861. His father, a grocer, died a little over a year later, and the young Southall and his mother moved to Edgbaston, Birmingham to live with his mother's family. After an education in York, Southall returned to Birmingham in 1878 and trained with the leading local architects' practice Martin & Chamberlain, while studying painting part- time at the Birmingham School of Art. Southall became frustrated by his architectural training, feeling that an architect should have a broader understanding of craft disciplines such as painting and carving. With this in mind he undertook several tours in Europe. The following year he left Martin & Chamberlain. Southall painted a variety of subjects during his career, including mythological, romantic, and religious subjects, portraits and landscapes. He was known for his mastery of the colour red, the clean and clear light in his works, and for his paintings on the theme of Beauty and the Beast.
Will Webb is a Graphic designer and printmaker. After graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic and spending an itinerant year rock climbing in various parts of the world, he moved to London and pursued a career as a book designer and illustrator. For over a decade he was the Art Director at Bloomsbury Publishing. Will now works for himself, designing and illustrating books for a wide range of British and European publishers. The Iino print on this card was originally exhibited at the launch of the cycle clothing company Rapha.