Ladybird Reworked- Parodies and Appropriations

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Image © Ladybird Books LTD, 2015. Courtesy of Ladybird Books LTD and Simon Spicer

With their iconic images of a more simple and innocent world, Ladybird books have provided rich pickings for satirists and spoofers. Accompanying the original illustrations in our Ladybird by Design exhibition, displayed here is a small selection of appropriated works, ranging from a Christmas card by a Ladybird illustrator to greetings cards with a contemporary twist.

Also on display are several examples of work produced by the University of Brighton’s BA Illustration students. Working in collaboration with De La Warr Pavilion, they were each presented with a Ladybird book from the 1950s to 1970s and asked to respond with particular attention to the ideas of parody and appropriation.

Gallery: Rooftop Foyer

Admission: Free

Related exhibition:

Ladybird By Design

Until Sunday 10 May - Free admission


Related events - children and young people:

Lift the Lid: Things to Make

Easter Sunday 5 April: Free admission
Age: For all the family

Picture Book Workshop

Mon 6 April: Free, spaces are limited and booking is essential
Age: 8 – 12 yrs

Telling Stories with Pictures: Illustration Workshop

Thu 9 April: Free, spaces are limited and booking is essential
Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Ladybird In Motion: Animation Workshop

Fri 10 April: Tickets: £25.00 - Includes lunch
Age: 8 – 12 yrs

Ladybird Live: A Tales for Toddlers Special

Mon 13 April: Admission: free (but spaces limited so arrive early)
Age: 2 - 5 years and their parents/carers

Sat 21 Mar 2015-
Sun 19 Apr 2015

Tickets: Free entry

Booking & Information:
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