The third years have been busy illustrating Brave New World for the Folio Society awards 2013. John Walker, spent some time experimenting with paper-making techniques to prepare the surfaces for his compositions that are based on research and reference material gathered from volumes of medical illustration journals. The results are these beautifully intriguing illustrations that explore the use of external stimuli to manage the body and its functions.
Hannah Rees made a careful reading of the text and used the subtle references to bottles, containers (and mushrooms) as the starting point for her delightful illustrations. Brave New World was written in the 1930's and we think these illustrations have echoes of the art and design trends of that era without being derivative. Excellent stuff.