Friday, June 15, 2007

Look & Learn

Thanks to Paul Green for reminding me about the 'Look & Learn' magazine.
I had forgotten how amazing the artwork was!

'Look & Learn' was an educational magazine for children produced in the sixties.
We collected every issue as kids, and kept them in the special binders provided.

'The Bible Story' was produced by the same publisher although I don't recall it. (If anyone has any back issues, I'd be very interested).
You can see from the sample above, (from, that the Bible illustrations were superb. The above picture was by an artist called Hayes, (image © 'Look & Learn' Magazine Ltd). Does anyone have any info about this artist? Clive Uptton was also one of the Look & Learn artists.

The artwork in Look & Learn was provided by the cream of British illustrators, and can be viewed at . I also include a link to the Look & Learn blog in my newly started 'Blogroll' below. Enjoy!


Just finished the latest set of Bible pictures. It's a new version of the 'Zacchaeus' story. Click here for more details.

On the website I was not only able to find a photo of a sycamore tree for reference, but a sycamore tree in Jericho! (Thanks Todd).

We are not told Zacchaeus' age, but I've pictured him around his late thirties. Old enough to have accumulated some wealth, but still young enough to climb a tree!

There are four pictures in this set which brings our total Bible picture count to 676! This story almost completes the first of our 'Bible Exhibition' stands. There will be six in total.

Posts on other Bible stories
Blind Bartimaeus
The Rich Young Rular
Crucifixion part 1
Crucifixion part 2
On the road to Emmaus
The Nativity
Raising Lazarus
Woman taken in Adultery