Drawing the SPAB

I was commissioned by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings - SPAB for short - to illustrate their beautiful Georgian headquarters, on location, in Spitalfields.

The SPAB was co-founded by William Morris and Philip Webb in 1877, and has since been devoted to the protection of historic buildings in the UK and elsewhere.

It was really nice to be asked, as I admire their cause as a charitable organisation - and also because I love drawing interesting buildings, many of which they aim to preserve.

The black and white line illustration is going to be used on a run of canvas bags and postcards - the second of which have been produced already. Will update when the bags come in!

As a side note - this was drawn on a chilly day in February. I was only kept warm by several cups of tea and ample jammie dodger supplies courtesy of the SPAB...

You can find out more about SPAB and what they do here: www.spab.org.uk