Ladybird by Design goes on tour
Ladybird by Design is a touring exhibition from De La Warr Pavilion, co-curated by Lawrence Zeegen and Jane Won. Visit the touring exhibition of original illustrations from Ladybird books from 1950s to 1970s this summer, opening at the House of Illustration, London on 10 July 2015. Share your Ladybird memories #talkaboutladybird
House of Illustration
10 July to 27 September 2015
Mike Seaton was ISTD education officer in the 1980s, leading the ISTD Student Assessment into a new era through engagement with industry partners, working with them on the project briefs and encouraging them to sponsor the scheme. The resulting project topics were accessible, relevant and popular with students – a quality that is maintained today.
© Ladybird Books Ltd, 1958
The De La Warr Pavilion displays over 200 original illustrations covering a selection of Ladybird books from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Focusing on those books which reflected the world in which the reader lived, the exhibition features selections from the People At Work series, Shopping With Mother, the Science and Nature series as well as the Well Loved Tales and Key Words series.
This exhibition takes its title from the new book Ladybird by Design, written by Lawrence Zeegen, Professor of Illustration and Dean of the School of Design at the London College of Communication. The book published on 5 March 2015 portrays a unique slice of Britain’s social and design history, as seen through the eyes of Ladybird. Professor Zeegen has been closely involved in curating the exhibition that has been inspired by Ladybird by Design.
24 Jan – 10 May 2015
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Ivan Chermayeff, son of the Pavilion architect Serge Chermayeff, is one of the most significant American graphic designers of the past 50 years, creating with his partners some enduring corporate symbols, such as Mobil and Chase Manhattan Bank. Ivan's playful drawings and collages are the focus of his first exhibition in Britain, with an installation designed by Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge and her partner Sam Chermayeff that unites three generations of a remarkable family in one place.