Heath Robinson Greetings Cards

By: William Heath Robinson

£12.50

3 in stock

A set of six greetings cards provides quirky and amusing scenes by William Heath Robinson to celebrate rites of passage, both minor and major.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • DETAILS

    DETAILS

  • DESCRIPTION

    DESCRIPTION

  • REVIEWS

    REVIEWS

  • CONTENTS

    CONTENTS

  • AUTHOR

    AUTHOR

  • PREVIEW

    PREVIEW

  • DETAILS

    • RRP: £12.50
    • Delivery
    •   UK: free
    •   International: free
    • Format: 148 x 105 mm folded (A6)
    • Paper: FSC 300 gsm ivory laid cartridge
    • Envelope: White
    • Publication: Aug. 2017
  • DESCRIPTION

    The cards cover six events that call for some personal record, including Birthday, St Valentine’s Day, Wedding, New Baby, Good Luck and Christmas, all illustrated by Heath Robinson in his inimitable style. From youthful romance to graceful ageing, and all the joys in between, he offers us a disarmingly warm-hearted view of the world and a compassionate tolerance of human foibles.

    In this set you get six cards for the price of five. They were created as rewards for our Very Heath Robinson Kickstarter campaign and are now available exclusively from our web-site. They are not in the shops.

    Each card is described in detail under Related products.

  • REVIEWS

    ‘The quality most lasting of all in his work is the charm.’
    Philip Pullman (2014)
  • CONTENTS

    Birthday   Another Revival of an Old Ceremony. The Birthday Kiss
    St Valentine’s Day   L’Art Mutuel
    Wedding   The Honeymoon Taxi
    New Baby   How to get a good night’s sleep in spite of interruptions
    Good Luck   Sorry to see you go
    Christmas   Winter Joys in the Park

  • AUTHOR

    William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is one of the few artists whose names have become part of the English language. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the expression is used to describe ‘any absurdly ingenious and impractical device’. Heath Robinson started out as a landscape artist and book illustrator before finding world-wide fame with his mechanical fantasies. He invented machines for making coffee, lighting cigars, extinguishing candles, peeling potatoes, testing raincoats, saving chickens from injury when crossing the road and conducting just about every other conceivable, and sometimes inconceivable, activity. He satirized the new ways of living that came with technological change, small flats and shortages, creating a whimsical social commentary on his times: history encapsulated in pictures.

  • PREVIEW

    The Set of Six Cards

    Studio shot of six cards

    In the back row are (from left) the Valentine, Wedding, Good Luck and Christmas cards; in the front, New Baby and Birthday.