Sunday, 28 February 2021

Nina Dzyvulska


I have been exploring the work of Nina Dzyvulska who has a very clean graphic style. I really liked these tiny idea books that she has made.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Aldo Jarillo


Aldo Jarillo's illustration (above) has been selected as one of the winners of the COW International Design Festival, Biennial 2020. Aldo's work is powerful and provocative in sketch, mixed media and collage.

Friday, 26 February 2021

André François VI


Little Boy Brown by Isobel Harris, illustrated by André François (1915 – 2005), originally published in 1949 republished in 2013 a joy of a book about a boy struggling with city life where no one goes outside. He gets taken to the countryside one day by Kind Hilda and he loves the life in Hilda's family home and the fun, and the noise, and the animals.  André François's drawings are full of observational gems and humor.  

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Andrea Antinori VI

'La luna e il Guinzaglio'  by di Gianni Rodari with illustrations by Andrea Antinori, is published by Emme Edizioni 2021.
I adore the limited colour, the rough brush strokes, and the naive rendering of the moon. 


Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Stephen Nolan III


Stephen Nolan from the Former Castles of Wexford Series (Riverchapel) oil, canvas and wood 2014-18.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021

Chris Sasaki


“Paper Son. The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant, and Artist” is a book written by Julie Leung, and illustrated by Chris Sasaki about the wonderful long loving life of Tyrus Wong
Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) was a Chinese born American artist who worked as a painter, animator, calligrapher, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, kite-maker, set designer, and storyboard artist.
"He was one of the preeminent Chinese American artists of our time, and yet, I had never heard of him. Growing up the only child of immigrants, I had very few picture books available to me about the accomplishments of fellow Chinese Americans ... much less artists. I wanted to change that for future generations. Despite the lack of recognition throughout his career, Tyrus Wong always found a way to express himself through art. His story reminds us that immigrants, wanted or not, leave an essential mark on the masterpiece that is this nation." Julie Leung
For a short time, Tyrus worked for Disney and was incredibly influential in the styling of Bambi.

Tyrus's kites were amazing as you can see in the film below.

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Marika Maijala V

Having once owned a rescue greyhound, I cannot tell you how much I would love a copy of Marika Maijala's book about Rosie the greyhound 'Ruusun Matka /Rosie's Journey. It seems impossible to get here, especially now that we are cut off from the world and our European friends and neighbors. 
Rosie is a racing greyhound who one day after winning the race, just carries on running, and in this beautiful book, you can see where she runs to.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

David Shillinglaw


'Mattress Mantras' by David Shillinglaw

I think they are marvelous.