Artwork is available from the London Review Bookshop and At… from Hyphen Press. Master Pieces and Peter’s three children’s books are no longer in print. All of his writing for the London Review of Books can be read on the LRB’s website (many pieces are available for free, all are available to subscribers).
Peter Campbell provided the images for the covers of more than 400 issues of the London Review of Books. Most of these were watercolours and gouaches, but there were also collages, typographic layouts, photographs, ink drawings and digital images. Published by Profile Books in partnership with the LRB in 2012, Artwork contains a selection of the covers, along with other illustrations, typography and book jacket designs. The book has a foreword by Bill Manhire and an introductory essay by Jeremy Harding. [ read more ]
Published by Hyphen Press in 2009, this selection of Peter Campbell’s writing for the London Review of Books consists, mainly, of his reviews of art exhibitions in London and beyond. The pieces are organised thematically by the places where the art was made, and cover art and artifacts from the ancient to the contemporary. But the generous scope of the book also reflects his wide range of interests, in essays about architecture, bicycles, children’s clothes, doors, escalators and much more besides. The book includes an afterword by Robin Kinross. [ read more ]
A great admirer of Quentin Blake’s work, Peter Campbell first worked with him during his time at BBC Publications in the 1960s, and quite often thereafter until not long before Peter’s death. With The Life of Birds he designed the book and wrote the introduction. Royalties from the book went towards the foundation of the House of Illustration – a project Peter was an enthusiastic supporter of – which opened in Kings Cross in 2014. [ read more ]
Richard Ball and Peter Campbell commissioned a group of artists and furniture makers to produce three-dimensional interpretations of pieces appearing in iconic works of art. They interviewed the designers at each stage of the process, discussing the creative problems, and their solutions. The result is a book which not only explains precisely how the amateur can recreate these master pieces, but also reveals and charts the creative instinct at work. [ read more ]
Published in 1969, Harry’s Bee was the first book Peter Campbell wrote for children. [ read more ]