Happy days, children on a seesaw

This is from a pre-War postcard size thin card wallet, the postcard itself would be slotted into cut-outs on the other side. The manufacture has added a bit of blue string so it can be reversed and hung on a nail. Me, I just like the small illustration on the front, crudely separated to print in pale blue and brown. The artist probably drew it on a piece of board, then did a tracing paper overlay sheet to provide the block maker with the second colour. It has been printed a bit out of line, but no matter how carefully they tried to register the two colours it would never match up entirely. A bit of fencing, some splashes to suggest (blue) grass and the hat ribbons giving a sense of movement. Job done.

A previous packaging illustration.


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