A Song of the English by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by W. Heath Robinson (1909)

A Song of the English by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by W. Heath Robinson (1909)

Heath Robinson Pancake Making Machine, We find irresistible the drawings of eccentric machines by cartoonist and illustrator W.Heath Robinson, (1872 –1944), that have become part of common parlance for unnecessarily complex and implausible contraptions. We often use the phrase ‘Heath Robinson’ in relation to any of our temporary fixes using our ingenuity and whatever is to hand, – often string and tape, or unlikely cannibalisations.

Heath Robinson Pancake Making Machine, We find irresistible the drawings of eccentric machines by cartoonist and illustrator W.Heath Robinson, (1872 –1944), that have become part of common parlance for unnecessarily complex and implausible contraptions. We often use the phrase ‘Heath Robinson’ in relation to any of our temporary fixes using our ingenuity and whatever is to hand, – often string and tape, or unlikely cannibalisations.

Heath Robinson: the unsung hero of British eccentricity and innovation (Wired UK)

William Heath Robinson museum finally opens this weekend. Who is the man behind the legend?

Heath Robinson: the unsung hero of British eccentricity and innovation (Wired UK)

Image detail for -FINE ARTS /// William Heath Robinson’s mechanical apparatuses ...

Image detail for -FINE ARTS /// William Heath Robinson’s mechanical apparatuses ...

Hans Andersen’s fairy tales (1913)  Illustrations by William Heath Robinson    There was a little bird that beat its wings

Hans Andersen’s fairy tales (1913) Illustrations by William Heath Robinson There was a little bird that beat its wings

William Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944). ART & ARTISTS: W. Heath Robinson – part 18

William Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944). ART & ARTISTS: W. Heath Robinson – part 18

Andersen, Hans Christian. Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. W. Heath Robinson, illustrator. London: Constable & Co., 1913.

Andersen, Hans Christian. Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. W. Heath Robinson, illustrator. London: Constable & Co., 1913.

And Heard a Mermaid Upon a Dolphin's Back - A Midsummer Night's Dream, W. Heath Robinson

And Heard a Mermaid Upon a Dolphin's Back - A Midsummer Night's Dream, W. Heath Robinson

by William Heath Robinson   The Fairy’s Birthday  ~ Holly Leaves (Magazine) December 1925

by William Heath Robinson The Fairy’s Birthday ~ Holly Leaves (Magazine) December 1925

Top. From an illustration for 'The Works of Mr Francis Rabelais' by William Heath Robinson. 1904. Bottom. From 'The Wild Things Parade' by Maurice Sendak. 1963

Top. From an illustration for 'The Works of Mr Francis Rabelais' by William Heath Robinson. 1904. Bottom. From 'The Wild Things Parade' by Maurice Sendak. 1963

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