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Toby Leigh, ABC for Adults, parody childrens book, 1970s, retro, vintage, Ladybird, anarchic, dark, twisted,

ABC for Adults (2017)

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Children’s ABC books in the 1970s taught us about a warm and innocent world through wonderful hand-painted imagery of animals, toys and quaint household objects. Unfortunately, we all grew up and became paranoid, cynical adults filled with fear and hatred.

 

“A few years ago I found an old ABC book in an antique shop in Wiltshire. I’d had the very same book as a child, and It was fascinating for me to revisit this innocent illustrated world thirty years later as a worn out adult. I immediately wanted to create my own version, painted in the same innocent style, but with the childlike words - Apple, Dog, Queen etc twisted into sinister adult themes. The obvious way to do such a book would be to just draw adult things: D is for Drugs, P is for Porn etc. But this felt like a crude approach and it seemed far more terrifying to use actual words you’d find in a kids book, but let the way the words were interpreted through the illustrations create the narrative.”

 

To buy ABC for Adults click here

 

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Toby Leigh, ABC for Adults, parody childrens book, 1970s, retro, vintage, Ladybird, anarchic, dark, twisted,

ABC for Adults (2017)

------------------------------------Children’s ABC books in the 1970s taught us about a warm and innocent world through wonderful hand-painted imagery of animals, toys and quaint household objects. Unfortunately, we all grew up and became paranoid, cynical adults filled with fear and hatred.

 

“A few years ago I found an old ABC book in an antique shop in Wiltshire. I’d had the very same book as a child, and It was fascinating for me to revisit this innocent illustrated world thirty years later as a worn out adult. I immediately wanted to create my own version, painted in the same innocent style, but with the childlike words - Apple, Dog, Queen etc twisted into sinister adult themes. The obvious way to do such a book would be to just draw adult things: D is for Drugs, P is for Porn etc. But this felt like a crude approach and it seemed far more terrifying to use actual words you’d find in a kids book, but let the way the words were interpreted through the illustrations create the narrative.”

 

ABC for Adults isn’t available yet in the UK, but be the first to own a copy by pledging towards Toby’s crowdfunding campaign here on Unbound

Toby Leigh, ABC for Adults, parody childrens book, 1970s, retro, vintage, Ladybird, anarchic, dark, twisted, Porn, computer
Toby Leigh ABC for Adults parody childrens book 1970s retro vintage Ladybird anarchic dark twisted Dog pitbull
Toby Leigh ABC for Adults parody childrens book 1970s retro vintage Ladybird anarchic dark twisted fox hunting
Toby Leigh ABC for Adults parody childrens book 1970s retro vintage Ladybird anarchic dark twisted Heart attack
Toby Leigh ABC for Adults parody childrens book 1970s retro vintage Ladybird anarchic dark twisted Queen elizabeth diana
Toby Leigh ABC for Adults parody childrens book 1970s retro vintage Ladybird anarchic dark twisted gimp s&m

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