On our little soiree through the great land of New Zealand we came across a neat little exhibtion of works by Graham Percy titled, The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy. Who is Graham Percy you may ask? Well, allow me to enlighten you. Graham Percy was a New Zeland born Graphic Designer slash illustrator slash typographer who over the years became a freelance artist specializing in children’s book illustrations.
He was based in London for most of his life but his New Zealand roots really shine through in the eclectic characters he created for his stories. One of which is a masquaredesqe Kiwi in the vein of The Three Musketeers. (Pictured below)
Highly recommend anyone checking out this exhibition if it comes your way. As an artist who illustrated and wrote over 100 books during his illustrious (sorry) career, Percy’s works are endearing and inspirational and capture the essence of a great designer and artist.