Friday, 23 February 2018

Nagano Hirokazu I

Nagano Hirokazu's book, 'Lonely Lion', about trying to fit in and make friends, has lively and vivid illustrations and is  a wonderful book about not judging by appearance.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Chiyoko Nakatani IV

Nakatani Chiyoko's gentle book about who you share home with, published in 1974.  

Nakatani Chiyoko

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Chiyoko Nakatani III

Nakatani Chiyoko's book Hippopotamus, has such beautiful colours and smiley hippo drawings that it is a delight.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Chiyoko Nakatani II

The story of a greedy calf who eats too much and swells up with gasses. "Kuishinbo no Hanako-san" Published in 1965. Written by Momoko Ishii (1907-2008) and illustrated by Chiyoko Nakatani.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Chiyoko Nakatani I

Illustrations by Japanese illustrator/ author Chiyoko Nakatani ( 1930-1981) for Aesop's fable of 'The Lion and the Mouse' published in 1971. Chiyoko Nakatani graduated in painting (oil) from Tokyo University and in her short life created over 105 books for children.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Nikolai Stoyanov

'How the baby crow became a singer' written by Svetoslav Minkov and illustrated by Nikolai Stoyanov was published in 1974, these are some of the illustrations from a copy I recently bought. It is an A4 size softback, almost like a magazine and so it is miraculous that it has survived this long and I love the illustrations.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Yoshiharu Suzuki III

Aesops Fables illustrated by Yoshiharu Suzuki (1913-2002) is a visual feast with so many different styles of working, I especially love the black image of the lion and the mouse with its rainbow lines.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Yoshiharu Suzuki II

Yoshiharu Suzuki's illustrations to 'The Village Violin' 1979 written by Kenhisa Akaza. I love these gentle works and contemplative illustrations, which have such a different temperament and aesthetic to current western publications for children.  They have a pace a contemplation, a breathing time and thinking time. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Jana Glatt

Oh such sad love!
Illustration by Jana Glatt for the fantastic book, 'Quem Adivindha O Que é?' Written by José Enrique Barreiro and published in Brazil in 2015.