and have since appreciated the innovative and refined production of this Mexican publisher. In 2007 they won
the Bologna New Horizons award with El Libro Negro de los Colores by Rosana Faria and Menena Cottin.
This outstanding book is a wonderful exploration of color through the other senses designed to be experienced
by both children who can see and who can't. The textured illustrations are embossed with black ink on
black paper, while the evocative texts are printed reversed and in Braille. You can watch a video of the book,
But I digress. In fact, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite Tecolote's artists, Colombian illustrator
Lucho Rodrìguez. His lovable stylized creatures (Charley Harper definitely comes to mind) are not exactly a new
find for me, since I have owned his Qué Monos for the past three years, but this time I discovered many more.
Rodriguez began his career in Bogotá as graphic designer with an international advertising agency that
gave him the opportunity to travel to Europe and New York. Later he opened a graphic studio in Caracas,
but during the Venezuelan economic crisis he retired from advertising and dedicated himself to drawing animals.