Thursday, 8 February 2007
'Us and Them' by Paul Davis is a book split in two halves, one half is about what the British think of Americans, the other is what the Americans think of the Brits. Whichever half you start reading first, the other half will be upside down. This is a clever way of separating the two halves whilst keeping them in one book. His drawings are quick and sketchy looking but capture his subjects perfectly. The illustrations are printed on different types of paper, some with coloured backgrounds others with lines or pages that look like they have been torn from his sketchpad. This and the bizarre quotes add interest and make you want to turn the page to see what is coming next.