Posts tagged with illustrations

Dec 14 2022

Holiday Gift Idea 8: Read With Us print


Gifting people artwork can be dicey, but this print from artist Jon Klassen feels like a safe bet. It's cute and creepy (my aesthetic sweet spot!) and should work for a book lover of any age. Plus, even if the recipient hates it, all profits...

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Dec 8 2022

Holiday Gift Idea 4: Calendars


Calendars are always useful, right? And you have to stare at them all year, so that definitely justifies a bit of a splurge. The Eric Carle Museum's gift shop has got some great options, especially if you've got kids...

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Oct 1 2018

The Secret Garden (MinaLima edition), by Frances Hodgson Burnett


MinaLima is a graphic design studio best known for providing all the paper goods for the Harry Potter movies—the newspapers, candy wrappers, books, and other ephemera that make that film world feel like a real, lived-in place. When I learned they were working on a handful of interactive editions of classic children's stories, I was super excited—but that was before I saw the titles...

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Dec 28 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye, by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle


This week's Book Giveaway is Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye, written by Tania del Rio and illustrated by Will Staehle. I have no idea what this book is about (our review will follow later today, after I've actually read it), but with such A+++ art design, I'm not sure the story even matters...

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Dec 22 2015



I'm totally in love with this Random Illustrated Facts Instagram, featuring artwork by children's illustrator Mike Lowery. (I already knew that thing about the national animal of Scotland being the unicorn, though, and it has always upset me. I mean, if...

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Oct 15 2015

So. Cute.


According to the Guardian, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has been chosen as the "Big Read" at the Durham Book Festival. The paper asked nine well-known children's illustrators to draw their own daemons...

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Sep 17 2015



There's a site up for Scholastic's upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, featuring over 100 illustrations by Jim Kay. If the nine "Special Preview" images featured on the site are a good representative sample, this book might actually be worth the jaw-dropping $39.99 cover price...

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Mar 3 2015

And people say her work is self-absorbed


Lena Dunham has produced an HBO documentary about illustrator Hilary Knight (best known for his work on Kay Thompson's Eloise stories), and the trailer is really heavy on... Lena Dunham. I'm happy someone is honoring Knight's career, but this movie appears to be less about him, and more about how much his art means to her...

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May 16 2013

Is it three-dimensional, though?


I have no use for this utterly awesome mobile based on the art work of Belgian children's author and illustrator Tom Schamp, but I want one. (Maybe hanging mobiles above adults' beds will become a hot design trend...?) I also want more of Schamp's books to be translated into English...

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May 10 2011

Just keep hitting that Refresh button...

Hopefully everyone had a chance to check out Google's homepage yesterday, which featured 16 different "Google Doodle" shout-outs to Roger Hargreaves, the creator of the icon Mr. Men and Little Mis...

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Jun 24 2008

Children's Book Illustrator Tasha Tudor dies at 92

The New York Times has an obituary up for Tasha Tudor, a well-known children's book illustrator who died last Wednesday at age 92. Tudor was a famously colorful character who chose to live as tho...

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Nov 26 2007

A swift (visual) punch to the eye

Slate is currently featuring an entertaining but much too short slide show about the evolution of children's book art from the dull "improving" stories of the mid-19th century to the weirder and m...

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