I’m glad to highlight Norfield’s artwork. His linework is so clever. This series have given me a lot of fun! I have about three more to share, so watch this space
Another Edgar Norfield drawing from the series Great Moments in a Girl’s Life from London Opinion 1948 May issue
I’ve been going through my collection of London Opinion (“and The Humorist”, to give it its full title) and present here #26 in the series which I have featured previously drawn by Edgar Norfield. The next few posts will be the rest of the series that I own.
1947 was still the height of rationing and ‘mend and make do’ in Britain
I also like the Lilliput type juxtaposition – whether intentional or not of the windmill sails
Another nice drawing – this time a play on words
and just in case you don’t get it……
Courtesy and © Look and Learn
I scanned the following from a copy of London Opinion (December 1939 page 6) and enjoyed the Norfield joke. We don’t get to see much of his artwork here, but the periscope works for me! Opposite is a cartoon by Hynes who appeared in lots of these magazines at the time. I don’t particularly like his style but there will be a brief overview in the next blog post about him as an article appears in the same issue.
Another one in the series from London Opinion March 1947 p29. Notice how the shape of the woman in question is formed. A simple curve and letraset filling the form.The banker also appears to be completed in drybrush. I love the fact (or maybe it’s just me) how Norfield places the hands and in my mind I associate draughts in unpleasant places!
Mark Garfitt kindly sent me this picture from a calendar from 1938 – see his comment below!!!
Here’s #13 of the series in London Opinion magazine July 1947 (page 29) drawn by Edgar Norfield or ‘EN’
The Internet is a wonderful thing. I tripped over some old London Opinions the other day and fell in love with an artist new to me .
‘EN’ He signed his work very consistently as EN but just once in a while it also said:
Who is this consistently good artist from the 40s?
A quick search shows my old friend Steve Holland has mentioned him in passing but more exciting is the Pathé news reel of Edgar Norfield at work
I have a few more by Norfield to share (including more of the series “Great moments in a girl’s life” and hope to do it more often this year, but who knows, this is a hobby after all!