Anybody knows him? There are some beautiful book covers and posters by Flemish illustrator Fred Garrels (1919 - 2001) showcased at www.fredgarrels.com. Unfortunately the site do not (yet) provide much more information about him. One great children's book illustrated by Fred Garrels I found today on this very nice blog.
(Leen van Marcke: Het Sterrenschip, De Branding 1963)
(Commissioned Work for Schools)
(R. Van Kerckhoven: On Stap met Benny + Lineke, De Sikkel 1961) (All images: www.ferdgarrels.com)
I came across Hannah Waldron yesterday via finurlig. More about Hannah Waldron's current work and her wonderful Map Tapestries series over there. The second edition of her book "Rain Day", first published in 2010, is for sale at Duke Press, an independent publishing collective based in London. Take a look at their other publications.
"Rain Day" is printed in one colour with a two colour wrap around cover and contains 23 ink drawings. It shows a rainy day from the perspective of a boy who has to stay indoors because of the rain and who begins to notice all the details around him ...
Hannah Waldron also contributed to the Living Things Series by Little Otsu, a mini art books collection "in which different artists each explore one idea based around the theme of living things". Volume 3 by Hannah Waldron is called "The City". Check it out here and here.
I discovered Czech publisher Baobab via the list of nominees for the BOP Bologna Prize 2013. They have a lot of great books in their catalogue, classics like the sad tiger by Alois Mikulka for instance and translations of Blexbolex and Dick Bruna as well as many exceptional books by new and upcoming Czech artists.
Tous Les Gratte-Ciel Sont Dans La Nature(All Skyscrapers Are in the Nature) has been published by hélium/Actes Sudin March. It's in French of course. Fortunately it is so clearly written (for children and adults) and so well illustrated that I enjoyed r e a d i n g this book despite of my very limited knowledge of French. The beautiful book portrays the most famous architects and engineers of the past and today like Gustave Eiffel, Mies van der Rohe, Jean Nouvel. All the impressive skyscrapers and towers are drawn in subtle and accurate sleek lines. I like the reduced use of colours a lot.
A new book published by Planeta Tangerina. With counting rhymes (in Portuguese) by Manuela Castro Neves and beautiful illustrations by Yara Kono. It's called "Tantos Animais" (Many Animals). I was so happy to read this: Planeta Tangerina is the winner of the Bologna Prize (BOP) as the Best Children's Publisher of 2013 for Europe. Congratulations!
Last summer I signed up for a Pinterest account as I thought this could be useful in many ways. But then I had no desire to handle o n e m o r e social media platform and stopped pinning. Some days ago I decided to give the whole thing a second chance. I couldn't find a way to collect, link back and credit all the images I find browsing around in the internet on my desktop properly. They are too many and I'm not only into books. So I built a board for Spaces, Styles, Yummy, Illustrations, Products and Pictures I like, and for Books and Magazines of course. From now I will pin regularly to clean up my screen and to organize all my findings perfectly thanks to Pinterest. Sounds like a New Year resolution in April? You can keep an eye on it over there!
It's always a pleasure to browse the Sit and Read site which offers a variety of carefully selected (high-priced) vintage pieces, from fiberglass chairs, gooseneck lamps and Danish coffee tables to old maps and books.