Friday, August 8, 2008

Pen and Ink in the Motorcycle Media…..

Graphic art has changed dramatically with computers and digital cameras…. I want to take you back to an age when graphic artists, cartoonists and the like, armed with pen, ink and pencil recorded the images of the day in concert with the film camera.

There is huge skill in recording engineering drawings and visual scenes of the day…
This form of recording seemed to die out after WW2, with perhaps the exception of cartoons.

So I want to share with you in this and forthcoming blogs, the skill of the artists… Jock Leyden, George Beresford, Leslie Grimes to name a few, whose work graced the pages of “The MotorCycle” and “MotorCycling” in the 1920s and 1930s……

Acknowledgement is made to Mortons Motorcycle Media and to the families of the artists for use of the images.

Left click on images to enlarge.

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