One of the first impulses of an owner who's lost a pet is to canvas the neighbourhood with quickly made posters. And even if we haven't seen the wanderer in question, many of us stop to read these notices with their charming combinations of heartfelt pleas, humour, and handmade art.
For more than a decade, illustrator Ian Phillips collected lost and found posters from around the world. In Lost, Phillips chooses those most notable for their cleverness, humour, sorrow, entreaties, rewards, and - in several instances - sheer outlandishness.
As a collection, the posters represent an authentic folk art that expresses a commonality between their makers and readers from everywhere, and for anyone who has ever stopped to read a lost pet poster, Lost is a heartwarming tribute. There's also a cheeky wee flipbook!
5.8 x 7"
Ian Phillips is a book and magazine illustrator living in Toronto. He put up ten copies for each lost pet poster he added to his collection.
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