"Architectural satirist" is not an occupation you hear about too often, but British cartoonist Osbert Lancaster was nonetheless a paragon of the genre. His crisp, clean lines laid out the shapes of buildings with wit and verve, gently poking fun at faddish construction and architectural excesses. Jonathan Glancey talks about how Lancaster also folded a bit of social criticism into his work:
The Guardian has the Drayneflete Poets' Corner series in a gallery here, or if you're lucky enough to be in London before January the Wallace Collection is mounting a centenary exhibition called Cartoons and Coronets: The Genius of Osbert Lancaster. Architecture has never been so droll.