Brian Sweet Notecard Folio
Ten 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes in a decorative folio.
After studying at the Somerset College of Art in the early 1960s, Brian Sweet (British, b. 1945) first worked on London’s Fleet Street as a general illustrator, primarily in advertising, before returning to Somerset in 1971. He found success illustrating books specializing in marine subjects, and designing logo and promotional materials for the British Broadcasting Company’s television series One World. The 1980s marked both a stylistic change to his artwork and a return to the (now renamed) Somerset College of Arts and Technology, where he would lecture in the Graphic Design department for nearly thirty years. Using high contrast, saturated colors, and expansive, often idyllic imagery, Sweet’s lush landscapes, quaint village scenes, and stately castles evoke a timeless yet nostalgic style.
Two of Sweet’s daydream-inducing images are included in this folio of notecards featuring the iconic Scottish castle on Eilean Donan, a picturesque and strategically important island first fortified during the Iron Age.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Purple Thistle (Eilean Donan on Loch Duich), 1991
Red Thistle (Western Highlands), 1995