Wednesday, 1 August 2007

149 years at Drayneflete

Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908 - 1986) was a cartoonist (the only one ever to be knighted), author, art critic and stage designer. In his satirical history of British architecture, Drayneflete Revealed, he traced the development of one part of his fictitious town in a series of drawings:


5 comments:

GAY BIPOLAR GUY said...

How cool. I never heard of Lancaster. I learn so much reading others' blogs. Thanks.

outeast said...

I like that the cinema is apparently called the Odium (though I've seen the same joke somewhere else - probably in a Terry Pratchett book).

Hugh said...

Yes, but Lancaster made it some forty years earlier.

JohnC said...

The only knighted cartoonist?! Take a bow, SIR David Low!

Tony said...

Oh, right