Purity of line and beauty of form come together in Ralph Steadman’s wonderful illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Drawn in the early 1970’s, they are Steadman before the rush and savagery of Gonzo entered his soul. They are from a time of innocence.
The crispness of the black and white in these illustrations gives them an incredible elegence. Art deco and a modern sensibility, with the slightest nod to Tennison himself.