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Robert Gillmor: Cover Birds

Cover Birds, by Robert Gillmor
Two Rivers Press

We are delighted to be working again with internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Gillmor for Two Rivers Press.

Gillmor was already a keen bird-watcher at the age of 11 when the Reading Ornithological Club (launched in 1947) invited him to join them as a visitor; at 13 he was elected as their first junior member.  He was also learning the art of lino-cutting at Leighton Park School, and the Club’s 1949 annual report bore his linocut of a Canada Goose on its first printed cover. Over sixty years on he is still producing his wonderful representations of birds for the covers, particularly the more interesting sightings of each year. This book is the story of his formative bird-watching and print-making years. Illustrated with the images from the covers themselves, it is a beguiling account of the development of both artist and bird-lover.

Caversham Court Gardens

Caversham Court Gardens: A Heritage Guide
Friends of Caversham Court Gardens

Caversham Court Gardens is a public garden on the bank of the river Thames near Caversham Bridge, Reading, for over 500 years the site of a private house.

This richly illustrated heritage guide reveals glimpses of the lives of its owners against a backdrop of local and national events as well as details of the architecture and landscaping of the house and garden.

Robert Gillmor: Birds, Blocks & Stamps

Birds, Blocks & Stamps: Post & Go Birds of Britain
Two Rivers Press

  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor


Robert Gillmor, one of the UK’s most prolific wildlife artists, has been commissioned by Royal Mail to produce a series of linocuts for four sets of Post & Go stamps featuring native birds of Britain.

Birds, Blocks & Stamps reproduces these prints together with Gillmor’s own account of the process by which his linocuts are made.

Visiting the artist at his Norfolk home to and seeing the studio where is all happens was the highlight of our summer.

  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor
  • Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Robert Gillmor

The World in Reading

The World in Reading
Reading Museum

  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide
  • The World in Reading museum guide

The World in Reading is a thematic introduction to the rich and diverse collection at Reading Museum. The brief for this museum guide was to convey the sense of inspiration and enjoyment that can be derived from studying and handling real objects, whether they relate to Reading’s local historical and natural environment or other cultures around the world.

The design combines a contemporary palette, clean sans serif and flexible grid to show off the collection at Reading. Juxtaposition of different image treatments provides variety of colour, texture, shape, and scale.

The cover illustrates the breadth of the Museum collection and provides ‘teasers’ which hint at the treasures to be discovered.