LESS HASTE THANKS TO IR-BRUSH EQUIPMENT War Artists The New Format Acknowledgments GO TO BAYNARD I The Design and Industries As sociation is a thoroughly worthy concern, and deserves support from everyone who can afford it. We cannot help thinking that this may seem an odder war to posterity, when they see it repro duced in the drawings of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. Those masters in pastiche are scarcely the conventional idea of war artists, but both Bawden and Ravilious have shown that they can capture the sombre side of life as well as the lighter side. Barnett Freedman, another choice, has shown what he can do with war scenes in his drawings for Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (these drawings were done, we believe, without first-class acquaint ance with the front line). Paul Nash is also down, and we may expect some of those macabre studies for which he was famous during the last war. R. G. Eves, R.A., is already en gaged upon his portrait of General Gamelinthis should be an im pressive painting and highly useful for propaganda purposes, for this war, so far, has been singularly lacking in first-class portraits of the men whose prominence should in time equal that of the almost legendary Foch and Kitchener. Sir, Congratulations. I like your new cover, and I also like very much the typographical arrangement of the inside. It has a nice rational orderly look, which I think is most appropriate when dealing with subjects which too often lack this very quality. Yours, etc., ASHLEY HAVINDEN. DirectorWS. CrawfordLtd. Sir, I am delighted with the last number of Art and Industry. One looked at its new format with misgivings, but it seemed as if you and your contributors had made up your minds that where quantity failed quality would be twice as good. AH honour to youand long may it continue. I may say that Art and Industry and The Studio are looked forward to by my pupils as much as by myself, and our copies (well- thumbed though they may be) are carefully filed for reference. All success to you in these trying times. Do keep Art and Industry going, and we'll bless you. Yours, etc., GEORGE LIDDLE, D.A., G.S.A. Principal Teacher of Art, Bell- Baxter School, Cupar-Fife. For the production of this issue, thanks are due to the proprietors of Vogue, Harper's, The Queen Newspaper, the Daily Express and the Daily Mail for the loan of material in connection with the article on fashion drawing to the Monotype Corporation, the Fan fare Press and Lord Carlow of the Corvinus Press for type and blocks of Wolpe's designs, and to Stephenson Blake, Typefounders, of Sheffield, for the wood letters used in the design of the cover. We would especially thank J. de Holden Stone, A. Y. McPeake, L. C. Abbatt and St. John Cooper for the generous amount of time and trouble that was given by them to the preparation of Fashion Drawing as a Career." For retouching and col ouring photographs and producing exquisite gradations oF tone with a minimum of trouble, the Aerograph Air-Brush is invaluable. THE AEROGRAPH COMPANY LONDON, E.C.! LTD., 43 HOLBORN VIADUCT Telephones Holborn 1S57-8 The ideal of The Baynard Press is maintained even in war time. ~S nj C FOR BETTER RESULTS IN PRINTED ADVERTISING j? CQ 160

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