August 22, 2013

Iela and Enzo Mari: The Apple and the Butterfly

Another classic, originally published in Italy in 1969 as "La Mela e la Farfalla". Simple and striking pictures, no words. More about famous Italian designer Enzo Mari here and here. More great books by Iela Mari via Babalibri. The good thing with wordless books is that it doesn't matter where they have been published, they work all internationally. I ordered this one in Spanish.






August 16, 2013

LUKS Magazin

The 2nd issue of LUKS Magazin is out! The illustration magazine has been founded in 2012 by ten students at the HAW (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences). The current issue "Wolpertinger" contains contributions by 65 illustrators and writers. Take a look! It's inspiring! You can purchase the magazine online via Human Empire. To find out more about the contributors head over to their websites.

LUKS Magazin #2, Wolpertinger, 150 pages, HAW Hamburg 2013, Cover illustration: Laura Lünenbürger

LUKS Magazin #1, Unglaublich laut, 107 pages, HAW 2012,  Cover Illustration: Elsa Klever

 Illustration: Clara de Villiers


August 12, 2013

Tana Hoban: Count and See

I discovered her books recently via Les Trois Ourses and immediately fell in love with them. I'm looking for more titles, so this certainly won't be my last post with one of her many books. They are all great!
A bit more about her: Before she became an award-winning author and children's book creator in the 1970ies Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1949 and were on the covers of several magazines. For her books Tana Hoban used photographs of objects from every day life. Her approach to explore the world to children by introducing concepts such as counting, colores and textures while using everyday scenes was considered revolutionary. Tana Hoban dies in 2006 at the age of 88. She lived in Paris for 23 years.

Tana Hoban: Count and See, Macmillan Publishing 1972




August 05, 2013

William Steig: Shrek!

An addition to the last post just because it's such a funny cover. Shrek! by William Steig. This is the original cover of the picture book (1990) which inspired the film series.



August 01, 2013

William Steig: Persistent Faces

I was lucky to find this classic recently for very little money. A book of caricatures by famous William Steig published in 1945. Unfortunately the book jacket is missing, but it's great anyway.









William Steig: Persistent Faces, Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1945