BASELINE no. 24, 1997, pp. 21-8

Taken from: ARTbibliographies [online] Accessed April 2007

The influence of Eagle by Mike Daines, 14 illus. (11 colour)

Discusses the career of David Driver, the head of design and assistant editor of The Times, with particular reference to the influence of the comic Eagle on his career. The author cites Driver's comments on the educational value of the comic, explains that it inspired his interest in typography and illustration, and outlines his career. He discusses Driver's work designing covers for The Sunday Times, with reference to the work of the Eagle artists Frank Hampson and Frank Bellamy, and comments on Hampson' s work with assistants including Don Harley and Keith Watson. He concludes by stressing the importance of the influence of Eagle's illustrations on the work of contemporary artists.

Taken from: DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index [online] Accessed April 2007

The influence of Eagle by Mike Daines, ISSN 0954-9226

An interview with David Driver, head of design and assistant editor of 'The Times'. He discusses his career as a designer and the influence of the boy's comic 'Eagle' (1950-1970) on him and his contemporaries. Of particular influence was the layout and typography of the comic, and the illustrations by Frank Hampson and Frank Bellamy, several examples of which are reproduced in the article.

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