the Illustrators

Each one of Yale’s Little History books is illustrated by a different contemporary artist-illustrator, whose specially commissioned work is designed to enliven and enhance the text. Initially inspired by the style and appearance of books from the 1930s – when E. H. Gombrich was writing his Little History of the World for Younger Readers – these images are often a humorous nod towards what is to come in the chapter that follows.

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Nick Morley

Hand holding plum/ illustration by Nick Morley
Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) is an artist and illustrator based in Margate. He is a big proponent of linocut as a democratic artform which can yield beautiful and diverse results.
As an illustrator Nick has worked with many of the top UK publishing houses as well as The Times, The Independent on Sunday and ICON magazine.
Nick’s linocuts of (often strange) animals are inspired by Natural History prints. They are widely sought after and have gone to homes all over the world.
Nick is a director and founding member of Resort Studios in Margate, where he runs Hello Print Studio, offering facilities for printmaking. He teaches regular linocut workshops in Margate as well as making appearances throughout the UK and in Italy.
Nick’s book ‘Linocut for Artists and Illustrators’ was published in 2016 and he is now working on his first children’s book.

Visit the website of Nick Morley.

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Books in the little histories series

A Little History of Poetry

A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature What is poetry? If music is sound organized in a particular way, poetry is a way of organizing language. It is la …

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