I discovered this gem of a book in my favorite charity bookshop, the St Helena’s Hospice bookshop in Frinton, Essex. I thought Tunnicliffes’ name rang a bell, and it turns out I knew his work well from my fathers’ membership of the RSPB, he illustrated many covers of their magazine during the 70’s and 80’s.
These woodcut illustrations are quite stylized almost like textile or wallpaper designs. I’m not sure if Tunnicliffe ever did this kind of thing, but I’m sure if he did they would be ripe for re-edition. Take note all you up and coming wallpaper and home furnishing editors !