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Jonny Hannah’s Fast Cars & Ukeleles

November 24, 2018
by the gentle author

Our friends at Mainstone Press in Mile End who are famous for their illustrated books of the works of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious have just published Jonny Hannah’s Fast Cars & Ukuleles. Every page of this eccentric alphabet book is full to bursting, crammed with visual detail and graphic delights celebrating the artist’s personal obsessions. Visit an exhibition of Jonny Hannah’s original artwork at Vout O Reenees in the crypt of the Catholic Martyrs’ Church at 30 Prescott St, E1 until mid-January.

A for America

B for Brel

C for Coney Island

D for Dead Man’s Suit

E for Emporiums

K for Knitted Ties

U for Ukelele

Click here to order a copy of Jonny Hannah’s Fast Cars & Ukeleles from Mainstone Press

Q for Quintessentially English

Images copyright © Jonny Hannah

5 Responses leave one →
  1. November 24, 2018

    Got a bit lost trying to find Vout-o-reenees – had trouble locating the crypt, as you do – but the exhibition and book are both amazing.

  2. Greg Tingey permalink
    November 24, 2018

    Very “Bawden” isn’t it?

  3. John Barrett permalink
    November 24, 2018

    All good stuff I was a uke man -Poet John

  4. Philip Marriage permalink
    November 24, 2018

    A typographer’s delight!

  5. November 24, 2018

    WHERE to begin!? Johnny Hannah is one of my top favorite artists. What a gift to find info about him here today. Like a morning blast of juke box noise, even before my coffee? GREAT! I love how he just piles it on, and yet his work is always so fresh/direct/distinctive. His book about Jazz greats is one of the great book bargains of all time. It’s not only a fantastic book, but the cover unfolds to become a JH poster. Gasp-worthy. If there is anyone in your life who loves vinyl, or jazz, or cool hipster gear, or retro fun — buy up a pile of these books, as gifts. My favorite thing is when Mr. Hannah turns his attention to alphabets — so this new offering is a news flash.
    To me, this gent is one of your national treasures. Thank you, GA!!!

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