Charming Paintings of Vintage Books That Smoke, Drink, and Slip on Banana Peels

I’ve imagined these … and bet other writers have too but the images were hardly as whimsical and wonderful as these …  What fun these illustrations are ….


London-based illustrator Jonathan Wolstenholme proves he’s as literary as he is artistic. His collection of watercolor paintings depict anthropomorphized books in a variety of humorous settings, adding a lighthearted touch that has a vintage feel in both its aesthetic and its sentiment. Check out a selection of these charming paintings, spotted via Hi-Fructose, after the jump.

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About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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