Keyword: Lancelot Press

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Outdoor Sign for Lancelot Press

The Lancelot Press logo was Robert’s father, William Pope’s idea, and illustrates the saying “the pen is mightier than the sword.” In the late 1960s, William took the idea to a commercial artist who created the logo drawing. Years later, Robert made this

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Georgian Halifax

The symmetrical design of the Princess Lodge in Bedford appealed to Robert. His strong use of light and shade adds a sense of vitality to the classic façade. When Robert began his career as an artist, he accepted a few

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Illustration for The Giant Agony: On Human Suffering

This illustration was made for the cover of a book. The elongated figure is unusual, and provides a sense of extra height that ties in with the title “Giant Agony.” The bent and sorrowful man refers to Adam from Massacio’s Expulsion from Eden. This

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Cover for Suzanne’s Natural Food Cookbook

This was a pet project that Robert brought to Lancelot Press, a cookbook by Suzanne Marquardt, co-founder (along with Beulah Murphy) of the Macrobiotics East group in Halifax. Robert was an active member of this group and designed their monthly

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Cover Illustration for The Best of Wilfred Grenfell

A hero of Robert’s father, Wilfred Grenfell was an unconventional man-of-action motivated by deep spiritual beliefs. One of his mottos was: “To believe is to do.” He was a British medical doctor and missionary, best known for his service in

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Study for The Man from the Sea

The novel for which this illustration was made, The Man from the Sea, was written by veteran journalist James Lamb. The war-time story involved a Nazi agent who makes his way to the shoreline of Nova Scotia after a mishap at sea. Robert used

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Cover Illustration for Haunted

Robert was interested in popular story-telling and folklore, so ghosts and supernatural elements appear throughout his work, though he becomes more sophisticated in their treatment in his later work. The cemetery is located in Mount Denson with the Avon River visible

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Couple Reading on a Wharf

For Robert, sharing stories was a central facet of human experience. The idea in this image is that books open up the world and connect people to one another. The reading man and woman reflect a harmonious blend of body and