Like Trees in November

Like Trees in November

I used the typeface Bondini Italic (just visible through the layout paper) as the basis of my font.
I used the typeface Bondini Italic (just visible through the layout paper) as the basis of my font.

As a starting point for this hand-drawn font I’ve taken a character from Watership Down: Cowslip, an effete but vaguely sinister rabbit, given to reciting poetry, including ‘Like Trees in November’, which provides the title for the Cowslip’s Warren chapter in the Richard Adams’ book.

I got to know this character when I spent two or three months drawing the backgrounds for the Cowslip’s Warren scene for Martin Rosen’s 1978 movie. I drew in dip pen in Indian ink, which I felt answered the brief of ‘creating the atmosphere of a claustrophobic Victorian vicarage’. Another background artist added the colour.

Filling in.
Filling in.

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