Exploring Maritime Britain and Ireland by Sail, by Jonathan Winter 2020
Out of the blue, I was delighted to be asked by an Oxford couple to illustrate a travel log of their circumnavigation of our islands.
We first met at Oxford coach station and, over coffee in its canteen, discussed the possibilities of drawing up some illustrations for a glossy book to be published as soon as possible for fund raising. I had prepared some ideas of illustrations depicting their voyage in a light-hearted sketch form with a flowing pen line of a broad cross section of boats in action, which would contrast with the lively, coloured photography appearing throughout the clean, tight typography. A hardbacked, square shape would look good in a cabin boat situation as well as in a book store. This would suit the quality and artistic nature of the maritime subject matter.