Monday, April 04, 2011

'Excuse me, I thought I was before you?'

'How To Be An Alien' is a book by George Mikes, written in the 50s about coming to London as an outsider. The book, published by Penguin, was the subject of a recent exhibition of work whereby each of the original chapters was illustrated afresh by a contemporary illustrator. (Regarding the originals, as it states on the cover, "Nicholas Bentley Drew The Pictures".)

My chapter was about queueing, which the British love to do and to moan about, and was in the show which opened this month at Great Western Studios in London. I couldn't make the opening myself, but my friends at agency CIA did and sent these pictures. You can just see my 'Queue' behind the hairy visitor's head, with other illustrations by fellow CIA artists.

It's on until 16th April, if you're interested:

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