Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Future was FAB

In 1964 a young lad named Mike Trim followed an ad for model-makers in film and television, little realising he was embarking on a life-long career which would be hugely influential on many others. Mike worked on Gerry Anderson’s shows which have probably the most iconic, not to mention detailed, imaginative and downright cool designs ever (which is why we still can’t get enough of merchandise from Thunderbirds, UFO and others even today).

After going freelance Mike worked on a diverse range of projects, most famously the cover painting for one of the best-selling albums of all time, Jeff Wayne’s musical version of War of the Worlds, with the now-classic image of the warship Thunder Child battling a Martian fighting machine. This is an in-depth look at Mike’s career, lavishly illustrated with examples of his model and art work covering a career of some 40 years of visual imagination.

Hermes Press, paperback, 160 pages, published August 2006

This looks like it should be a great book, it has introduction's from WETA's Richard Taylor and Sylvia Anderson.


Niel Bushnell said...

You've just made me spend a wad on books!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Ah don't thank me,it was a pleasure !!