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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: 20-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bob Gill

Bob Gill (b.1931) is a world-renowned illustrator and designer. In 1960 he joined Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes to create a design agency that was the precursor of Pentagram. In 1967 he resumed his freelance career as an illustrator, designer, teacher, film-maker, and author of children's books. He has also written a number of essential texts on graphic design. Alastair Reid (b.1926) is a poet and a scholar from Galloway in Scotland. He has lived in Europe, the United States, and Central and South America, working variously as a poet, translator and South American editor of the New Yorker.

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