Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Chris Raschka I

I have been completing lots of research for my dissertation in the last few weeks, and yesterday whilst I was busy referencing, this book by Chris Raschka was mentioned in a lecture. I wanted to see what it was like, especially as Chris Raschka had already been mentioned as being a very interesting illustrator, because he was so musical and how his music had transcended into his illustration style.

I do love this books layered colours and shapes they speak eloquently of music to me, and remind me of the many wonderful 1950'2 1960's Jazz album covers.


  1. You should check out his book on Thelonius Monk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mysterious-Thelonious-Chris-Raschka/dp/0531300579 . I saw him 'perform' it at a book festival. He pulled to pages out accordian style across the stage. The colored squares were actually notes. And he read the story with a beat accompanied by a jazz trio. It was absolutely FABULOUS!!! :) e