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Celebrating Pubs, Cafes, Chicken Shops & Launderettes

March 2, 2020
by the gentle author

Illustrator Sarah Tanat-Jones sent me her drawings of London’s old pubs, cafes, launderettes and chicken shops. Obviously these are subjects close to my heart, but I especially admire Sarah’s gleefully brash pop aesthetic and the levity of her quality of line.

Drawings copyright © Sarah Tanat-Jones

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  1. Jill Wilson permalink
    March 2, 2020

    Yes – they are full of energy – just the thing to cheer up a Monday morning!

    I’d like to know what medium they are done in. They look like lithographs but are they drawn on an ipad?

  2. Dave R permalink
    March 2, 2020

    Absolutely love these. Deceptively simple, hugely nuanced. Thanks S T-J and GA for sharing.

  3. Eric Forward permalink
    March 2, 2020

    Wonderful. Very fun but still capture the essence. Lovely use of colours too.

  4. Julia harrison permalink
    March 2, 2020

    Such fun and a reminder that I still need to make a pilgrimage to Pelliccis. I hope Joe at Design for Today has seen these.

  5. David Green permalink
    March 3, 2020

    Lovely. Wouldn’t those drawings look great on paper take-away bags for the shops that offer food or dry-cleaning!

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