Ladybird by Design

Category: Feature


© Ladybird Books Ltd, 1958

The De La Warr Pavilion displays over 200 original illustrations covering a selection of Ladybird books from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Focusing on those books which reflected the world in which the reader lived, the exhibition features selections from the People At Work series, Shopping With Mother, the Science and Nature series as well as the Well Loved Tales and Key Words series.

This exhibition takes its title from the new book Ladybird by Design, written by Lawrence Zeegen, Professor of Illustration and Dean of the School of Design at the London College of Communication. The book published on 5 March 2015 portrays a unique slice of Britain’s social and design history, as seen through the eyes of Ladybird. Professor Zeegen has been closely involved in curating the exhibition that has been inspired by Ladybird by Design.

24 Jan – 10 May 2015
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea