Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
this book made me so happy when I was younger but I had forgotten all about it until class when Jaime brought it in! The details and composition and palette are so ethereal and pleasing.children and adults can enjoy this boook
Sunday, April 17, 2011
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Right Before You Yell "Surprise" Quiet is the text followed by this image in the book The Quiet Book. I love the very light, calm color palette this artist uses throughout the book. It has a very innocent quality that fits the tone of the book nicely.
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I choose to put this image under atmosphere and composition because I feel it shows both very well. I love how the image is slightly askew when you look at it and how it takes your eyes back/forward with the perspective. The atmosphere represents dusk and has a serene feel with a hint of suspense by the shift in angles.
BIRTHDAY AND AGE: APRIL 20TH; 17
BEST FRIEND; PRESTON, A BEAVER
WORST ENEMY: CLYDE, A CAMEL
PLACES THEY'VE BEEN:
CALIFORNIA, SUNNYDALE HIGH, DETENTION, BBOY COMPETITIONS, THRIFT STORES, CRUISE
THINGS THEY'VE DONE:
COMPETED IN SPEECH COMPETITIONS, WAS AN EXTRA IN STEP UP, BEEN ON HONOR ROLE, COLLECT CLOCKS, VINTAGE CLOTHES SHOPPING, STARTED A BREAKDANCING CLUB
THINGS THEY LIKE TO DO:
DANCE, RAP, HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS, PERFORM, WATCH MUSIC VIDEOS, SHOP
DO THEY READ? YES WHAT? SUNDAY MORNING COMICS
THINGS THEY ARE AFRAID OF:
BEING OUT OF STYLE, NOT MAKING IT BIG, THE DARK, STEVE ERWIN'S FAMILY, GETTING LOST, GETTING OLD
THINGS THEY WANT TO ACCOMPLISH:
PRODUCE AN ALBUM, ENTER POLITICS, GRADUATE, START A CLOTHING LINE, TRAVEL
DO THEY PLAY SPORTS? YES, BREAKDANCING
HIDDEN TALENT: TONGUE TWISTERS
FAVORITE FOOD: FISHSTICKS
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Here are some really fun illustrations created by the brilliant illustrator/designer Milton Glaser. I love the graphic nature of these illustrations and his use of pattern. The limited color palette creates a series of very striking and unexpected illustrations.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
This lovely lettering is not part of a book but by the wonderful fashion and editorial artist Anke Weckmann. She has built a business of illustrating the serenely indifferent and cute complexes of people. She pairs this sensibility with a hand lettering to match. I tend to think everything she does is perfect, or magic, or both. Find more of her stuff here: http://www.linotte.net/
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! as told to Jon Scieszka features illustrations by Lane Smith that captivate with texture and color. The scan doesn't do the image justice, so make sure to check the book out. Find it in the Decker Library in the Quarto section: PZ7 .S35 T7 1989 .
What do a boy, a girl, a giraffe and snow have in common? They are all adorably illustrated by Sue Heap in Danny's Drawing Book. With simple shapes filled by saturated color and sassy patterns Heap has captured two super cute characters. Just look at those rosy little cheeks! Most striking is their endearing facial features. Utilizing only a few lines of paint, Heap created two characters emoting wonder and life. How does she make it look so easy?
I love endpapers. I wish all books could have clever, designed, patterned endpapers that begin and end a story with the warm and fuzzy feelings that is endpapers. This horrible scan is from This Little Bunny Can Bake by Janet Stein. Stein not only made clever endpapers, but they're functional too! The recipes are true to form recipes that coincide with the characters in the book. A simple idea, but totally endearing. How can you not swoon? Just make sure the oven is turned off before you do!
This spread is taken from Rita and Whatsit at the Beach by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod and illustrated by Olivier Tallec. If you have never read a Rita book, stop everything that you're doing, I mean it, drop that fork!, and go out a buy a copy of Rita. You won't regret it. Vignod and Tallec have teamed together to create two wonderful characters, simple in their illustration quality and text, but so firmly rooted in that lovely, real place that can only be found in children's books.