If I were able to visit London right now, I would SO be checking out as many of the literary-themed BookBenches in Books about Town as I could find. The Narnia BookBench had lovely art by Mandii Pope, but I wish the BookBench website description had also given credit to the illustrator of the original book edition, Pauline Baynes
, since the BookBench art was clearly an homage to the original.EDITED 9:49 AM: Books About Town just tweeted to me: "So pleased you like the concept of Books about Town. We’ve now added the credit to the bench page. Thanks for highlighting!" Wow, thanks to the organizers for their quick response! Do check out their website for more info about their public art event.
Did you know that Pauline Baynes illustrated some of Tolkien’s early work, and that he had hoped she would illustrate The Lord Of The Rings? My blog post: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2014/7/8/books-about-town-narnia-bookbench-and-giving-credit-to-pauli.html
Narnia BookBench description page: http://www.booksabouttown.org.uk/?action=ViewBench&Id=7