I always liked Rackham’s art since I was introduced to it as a teenager.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a lovely - gorgeously illustrated piece containing this gem.
“A year later, Rackham would revolutionize the technology and economics of book art with his Alice in Wonderland illustrations; Peter Pan became the R&D lab for his revolution, working within the limitations of the three-color printing process then available to create worlds of wonder with his meticulous ink lines, populating London’s familiar landscapes and places with otherworldly creatures of haunting tenderness and strangeness — Shakespearean fairies and talking mice and, of course, his signature enchanted trees.”
I never really thought that about someone like Rackham revolutionizing technology … and having a ‘lab’ - but that’s my ignorance and lack of understanding of the process of art. Makes total sense.