Cries of London

The Gentle Author does it again, publishing a wonderful post about the art of Francis Wheatley.

Strawberries Scarlet Strawberries by Francis Wheatley

The Gentle Author’s blog, Spitalfields Life, is one of my favorite daily reads. In this recent post he shares the art of Francis Wheatley. Don’t know the name? You’ve probably seen his artwork on some of your favorite English products. You can read his full blog post here.

Old Trade Cards of London

Once again, The Gentle Author offers an extraordinary post on his Spitalfields Life blog. The Gentle Author posts every day (earning my admiration) and each post is filled with stories and artwork that inspire. Some of his posts have made me cry, while others have made me laugh; but always, they cause me to slow down and take time to dwell on the beauty of the images he shares.

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His May 3 post is no exception. The topic is old trade cards of London. I’ve spent the last twenty minutes studying and admiring the art, language and lettering of the old trade cards he shared. You can view the full post here.

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While you’re there, be sure to subscribe to The Gentle Author’s blog, Spitalfields Life so you don’t miss any of his wonderful posts. You won’t be disappointed.