The Ladybird Gallery
by Jon Dowling·
Next chance we get, we'll be heading over to The Museum of Rural English Life to experience their first and only permanent exhibition space dedicated to the art of the iconic Ladybird Books.
The gallery showcases an archive of over 20,000 illustrations held by the University, which should provide a nostalgic trip down memory lane for the many children who grew up with these beautiful designs in their shelves.
Any fan of these covers should also check out the unique collection titled 'Postcards from Ladybird', each featuring a different and iconic Ladybird book cover from the 1940s to 1970s, which we've recently taken stock of on Counter-Print.
From the first ever Ladybird book 'Bunnikin's Picnic Party', to 'Well-Loved Tales' and 'How It Works', this is a selection from over thirty years of beloved Ladybird illustration in one sturdy little gift box.
The Museum of English Rural Life
University of Reading