French illustrator Barroux found this incomplete diary of an unknown soldier, who was in the First World War, in a rubbish heap in Paris. He took it to his studio and illustrated the words of the soldier in lovely strokes of grey and black. The journey of the soldier is set over just 2 months – August and September of the year 1914.
As many of you know I am in love with Audrey Hepburn. According to me she is the most beautiful woman in the world. My friends know me well. I once received a gift – a four DVD classic collection of Audrey Hepburn movies. Funnily, it had Funny Face in it. I realised I ‘ve…
The picture book is a magnificent celebration of colour and silhouettes. It is a different take on the fable of the blind men and an elephant which according to Wikipedia originated in the Indian Subcontinent.
This book is quite opposite to all the picture books that we come across – with enchanting visuals that support the narrative. The book is inventive, bold, novel and anarchic. Well isn’t that what children’s literature is about anyway.
As I started decluttering, I found this. A bunch of minimalist posters I made for a friend. It was not used much but today it is of so much use. My decluttered mind is finding the talents I had lost in the mess. I forgot I could conceptualise (and made the graphic using clipart from google. Here they are. Just for fun.
The minute I heard two of my favorites were coming together for a book, I knew my bank balance was going to take a serious beating. I have loved Neil Gaiman since Coraline and I have loved Chris Riddell since Ottoline (ooooh that rhymed). But I didn’t imagine it to be this good.