2018-05-12 14:47:39 UTC
He was an art director for book cover designs for Penguin Books.
Besides the designs he did for J.G. Ballard, he's written books on kites and his ex-wife was a kite exporter. (Other books include the pop-up books "The Facts of Life" and "The Human Body," both by Dr. Jonathan Miller.)
("David Pelham: The Art of Inner Space" - long interview from 2012 and photo)
(Pelham shares his memories of designing J.G. Ballard's books)
(sci-fi book covers, close up)
(more on the covers)
(Pelham's kite book covers)
(more children's book covers)
(includes photo of Pelham when young)
(about "Paper Poetry")
(video of the terrific pop-up book "The Facts of Life" by Dr. Jonathan Miller - just over 4 minutes long - this book has two different covers, I believe)
(review of that book)
(more on it)
(pictures from "The Human Body")
The Penguin Book of Kites, Penguin (New York, NY), 1976.
Kites to Make and Fly, Penguin (New York, NY), 1981.
(Illustrator) Jonathan Miller, The Human Body, Viking (New York, NY), 1983.
(With Jonathan Miller) The Facts of Life: Three-Dimensional, Movable Illustrations Show the Development of a Baby from Conception to Birth, Viking (New York, NY), 1984.
(With Heather Couper) The Universe: A Three-Dimensional Study, Random House (New York, NY), 1985.
Dimensional Mazes: An Entirely New Way of Losing Yourself in a Book, Viking (New York, NY), 1989.
Worms Wiggle (for children), illustrations by Michael Foreman, Simon & Schuster, 1989.
Dimensional Man, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY),1990.
Fly Kites, Penguin (New York, NY), 1990.
A Is for Animals (for children), Simon & Schuster (New York, NY),1991.
(Self-illustrated) Sam's Sandwich (for children), Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 1991.
Crawlies Creep, Dutton (New York, NY), 1996.
Sam's Pizza: Your Pizza to Go, Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 1996.
ABC Fun: Applebee Cat's Activity Alphabet, Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 1997.
(With Michael Foreman) Ben's Box: A Pop-Up Fantasy, Piggy Toes Press (Kansas City, MO), 1997.
Kites, Overlook Press (Woodstock, NY), 2000.
(with Sophie Pelham) Counting Creatures: Pop-up Animals from 1 to 100, Little Simon (New York, NY), 2004.
Applebee's Opposites, Running Press Kids (Philadelphia, PA), 2005.
Applebee's Colors, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2006.
Abblebee's Shapes, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2006.
Trail: Paper Poetry, Little Simon/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2007.