The Wind in the Willows is about many things – the changing seasons, the beauty and fragility of nature and the creeping tide of the city drawing nearer to the countryside.
Each of the characters portrays a specific age group and state of life. Mole, with his restless nature and need to exert his authority, can be described as a young man trying to make his place in the world. Rat, on the other hand, is more established, with a community of friends close to him
While it is a book that has entertained young readers for over 100 years it also has an underlining theme of friendship, following one’s dreams and that we all have a sense of adventure within us.
The Wind in the Willows deserves recognition as a novel in which adult readers will find wisdom, humour, entertainment and meaning, as well as many passages of great literary power, together with characters who live on in the English literary unconscious.
As a graphic designer I have been influenced by many things: books, films, fellow creatives, music and my favourite - ephemera.
This journal focuses on my personal collection and also what inspires me to do
what I do and, I hope, will continue to do for many years to come.