February 17, 2015

Annu Kilpeläinen: Evolution. A Colouring Book

If you read my blog regularly you will know that I post solely about books I really like. Some books however I like even more than others. This is one of those very special books. It's a colouring book obviously and the subject is "Evolution". What we find inside is nothing less than the concept of natural selection and the evolution of life, from sea creatures via dinosaurs to mammals and humans. The bold and alive illustrations, which work in brilliant bright colours and black & white alike, are by London-based Finnish illustrator Annu Kilpeläinen. Besides the dynamic colouring pictures there are flaps to lift, die cut holes and stencils as well as an experiment with step-by-step pictures to engage the little ones and their parents. I really enjoyed going through this with my science excited 7 year old.  "Evolution" has been published by London book publisher Cicada Books, founded in 2009 by Ziggi Hanaor and specialised in high-end art and design books.

To purchase a copy of "Evolution" click here or here. Another book by Annu Kilpeläinen is in the works and will be published in September by Cicada Books as well.

Take a look at this great zine as well, printed by Tan&Loose.