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Description - A Balloon for a Blunderbuss by Bob Gill

This lovingly restored 1960s children's classic takes design lovers of all ages on a fantastic journey, via an imaginative and entertaining series of trades and swaps that starts small, with a butterfly, and ends up including absolutely everything in the world, from straw hats to the stars in the sky. A beautifully woven sequence of entertaining text and bold illustrations, written by Alastair Reid and illustrated by Bob Gill, this book will delight the youngest and oldest of readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714848730
ISBN-10: 0714848735
Format: Hardback
(265mm x 205mm x 9mm)
Pages: 36
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bob Gill

After working as a freelance illustrator and designer in New York, Bob Gill (b. 1931) moved to London in 1960, where he joined Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes to create a design agency that became the precursor of Pentagram. He resumed his freelance career as an illustrator, designer, teacher, film-maker and author of children's books in 1967, and returned to New York in 1975. His clients include Pirelli, Universal Pictures, Nestle and the United Nations, and he has written a number of books on graphic design.Alastair Reid (b. 1926) is a poet and a scholar of South American literature from Galloway in Scotland. He has lived in Europe, the United States, and Central and South America, working as a poet, translator, staff writer and South American editor of The New Yorker.

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