Compiled by the British Association of Illustrators
Edited by Sarah Culshaw
Rotovision, 232 pages, 1984
Above: Conny Jude.
Eighties’ illustration style is one thing I’ll never tire of. I was lucky enough to buy a large, very heavy, stack of hardcover illustration annuals at a charity book sale a few years back. Whenever I’m feeling uninspired or creatively sluggish, an afternoon with these books often buoys me up. The Images series was published annually in the 1980s by the British Association of Illustrators. I have a handful of editions and it is one of my favourites. Paging through the 1984 book, it’s easy to see why.