My Auckland page 6

Nobby Clark
1980's

Type Illustration
This work consists of two illustrations with text written by Nobby Clark.
Title My Auckland page 6
This is page six of an article by Nobby Clark.
Title Hamburger Heaven / Howick
Name given by NZGDA.
Measurements.Dimensions 270mm by 206mm
This illustration has been cut from a magazine page and pasted into a portfolio. These are the dimensions of the whole page.
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Paper
Materials Gouache
This was used in the original colour illustration.
Materials Pencil
This was used in the original drawing for the illustration.
Techniques Painting
Colour added to drawing using gouache and brush.
Techniques Offset colour printing
This was used in the production of the article.
Techniques Outdoor sketching
Nobby has written in the text that forms part of this work that he is attempting to create something unique by drawing what he sees around him.
Techniques Line drawing
The original line work was completed in pencil. In all of this series of illustrations and indeed throughout his illustrative work, Nobby would draw the composition on layout paper, stick it to the window and trace it onto Kent cartridge paper. He would then add the detail in pencil before adding colour to the piece.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark
Role Illustrator
This piece of work was created for Insight magazine, a monthly publication produced in Auckland during the mid 1980's. It lasted two to three years. Nobby remarked that he was paid well for this work.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark
Role Author
Nobby wrote the text that accompanied the illustrations.
Date.Creation 1980's
Mid 1980's
Date.Publication 1980's
Mid 1980's
Location.Former Site Insight magazine, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
The magazine posessed the originals in the 1980's but since that time they have closed. The magazine ran for about 2 to 3 years.
Location A street from Howick, New Zealand
The subject of the illustration is located at this place.
Location Hamburger Heaven, Auckland, New Zealand
The subject of the illustration is located at this place.
Location.Current Site NZGDA collection
Phototransparency
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_dp_nc_i_048
ID Number 086866071X (hbk.)
ISBN number
Style/Period Personal illustrative style
This illustration is characteristic of Nobby's own personal style which is very distinctive in these 'Auckland' works; he shows people as 'characters' in surroundings familiar to them. Nobby remarked that "having an easily recognisable style is both a handicap and a bonus."
Culture New Zealand
This is relevant to both the creation and the content of the image.
Subject Restaurant, people eating, signage, umberella, rain, woman, child
There are 2 illustrations placed next to each other on the same magazine page.
Subject Street, people, mother, baby, pram, sea, sails, shop, houses, fence
There are 2 illustrations placed next to each other on the same magazine page.
Subject Hamburger Heaven
A restaurant in Auckland that used to be on the Ponsonby Road.
Subject Howick
An suburb of Auckland.
Relation.part of An article about Auckland for Insight magazine
This image forms part of an article which was created for Insight magazine. The article covered 6 pages and included 8 illustrations which are documented in the NZGDA database.
Relation.part of Auckland, Their Auckland
The illustrations relate to Nobby's book 'Auckland, Their Auckland' published by Lansdowne Press, 1983. (ISBN 086866071X (hbk.)) Nobby illustrated several books of anecdotes by the cricketer Richard Hadlee, the first of which was published by Landowne Press. The editor was impressed with the work and when Nobby told him of his wish to produce a book about Auckland and it's people he offered to publish the book.
Description Image and text. Image on the left side: This is an illustration of a busy restaurant on a wet night. There is a burger sign in the largest window. It has "Hamburger" above it and "Heaven" below it. There are also "wings" either side of the burger. The restaurant is full of people, one woman is stepping out of the building in a strappy dress. On the street outside, a woman and child holding hands are walking along under an umbrella. The whole scene has a slightly 'down at heel' feel about it which is created by the hole in the glass above the door, the clothing of the people inside, the weather & the shadows on the building. The copy that runs along the bottom of the illustration reads; "Hamburger Heaven is like something out of a Raymond Chandler movie by night and many of the patrons look the part too". 'Hamburger Heaven' is in bold sans serif text capital letters. The rest of the text is in serif capital letters and lower case. [AAF]
Description Image and text. Image on the right side of the page: A street scence from Howick, Auckland, New Zealand picturing a shop and people walking along the street. The shop appears typically New Zealand, clad in white weatherboards with green trim. There is a wooden canopy over the door way that reads 'Family Fare' along the side. There is another sign hanging above the doorway, it reads; "personal service". On the pavement outside the shop there is a 'Bait' sign with a large fish hanging from it. The people on the street include a woman pushing a pram talking to an older lady who is waving at the baby. There are some other old people on the street and a child. Other elements in this illustration are include on the right of the image; the water can be seen with a couple of sails floating on the water. Land can be seen on the horizon. Some other parts of this illustration are the street light, telegraph poles, roofs of houses, bushes and white picket fence that Nobby has used to create a sense community within the whole scene. The copy that runs along the bottom of the illustration reads; "Howick, where I have lived for 30 years, has parts that are quite unchanged. This store is due to celebrate it's half-century soon." 'Howick' is in bold sans serif text capital letters. The rest of the text is in serif capital letters and lower case. [AAF]
Source Nobby Clark
From discussions between Nobby and AM 08 and 09.2000. From a discussion with AAF 01. 2001.
Source Abigail Fox
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 02. 2001.
Source Amy MacKinnon
Researcher. 2000.
Rights Copyright
Insight magazine have the originals for this work and hold the copyright. Permission to present this work in the NZGDA has been given by the artist.

Supporting Media
 
text/plain (3k)  Full text of My Auckland article.