Portrait of the artist: Lidia Popova, illustration for Mayakovsky's children book, The Fire Horse, USSR, 1928

Prize draw: The Redstone Book of the Eye: A Compendium of Visual Surprise

We are big fans of Redstone Press and have been collecting their wonderful and original diaries for years. So we’re delighted with this book, The Redstone Book of the Eye: A Compendium of Visual Surprise, which brings together an amazingly varied collection of images, culled from Redstone’s huge and lovingly formed archive. The images range from movie posters and documentary photographs to Shaker ‘gift drawings’ and Russian illustrations, and all, in some way or other are about the eye. All too are either charming or intriguing or moving or striking, and some of the images are all of these things. The book is divided into sections, with titles such as The Artist’s Eye, The Mind’s Eye, The Satirical Eye and The Unseeing Eye, with accompanying short texts by art critic Mel Gooding and an introduction by artist David Shrigley. We love this book – really, you couldn’t not – and for that reason have managed to get our hands on three copies to give away. To win one of the copies, fill in the form below by 5pm on 19 September, and we’ll pick three winners to win a copy each at random.

What:
Prize draw to win one of three copies of The Redstone Book of the Eye: A Compendium of Visual Surprise
When:
Prize draw ends Monday 19 Sept at 5pm
Price:
£20 or £10 from Amazon, or free if you win the prize draw
— Daisy
1st September 2011