The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

February 23, 2017
by Dan

Alan Aldridge 1943-2017

British artist and designer Alan Aldridge died last week aged 73. In the words of designer Mike Dempsey, Aldridge “was a major influence on the British design and illustration scene in the 1960’s.” Although he is perhaps best known for … Continue reading

August 13, 2010
by Dan

Something for the Weekend

Illustrator and designer Dale Edwin Murray’s proposed cover for the Reservoir Dogs Original Screenplay. Is it just me, or is there something of artist and erstwhile Penguin designer Alan Aldridge about this? You can see more of Dale Edwin Murray’s … Continue reading

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