Friday, March 30, 2012

Portugal in Bologna

Bernardo Carvalho

I have been wanting to post some pictures from the Bologna Book Fair, but my time 
was very limited this week... here to start is a peek at a few works from Portugal, 
this year's Guest of Honour and a country rich with talented and innovative illustrators.

 Thanks to Principi and Princípi for the photo

I thought that the exhibition design was quite nice, but a nightmare for taking photographs!

Madalena Matoso

Among the artists represented, I was happy to find some personal favorites 
like Madalena Matoso and Bernardo Carvalho of Planeta Tangerina
and the great André da Loba.

André da Loba

Gonçalo Viana

There were also numerous new discoveries, such as the vibrant illustrations of Gonçalo Viana,
with their beautiful textures and colorful geometric patterns

a combination of drawing and paper cutout by Cristina Valadas

a sweet flock of domesticated kids by Teresa Lima

the humorous collage work of Marta Madureira

and the stylized animal illustrations of Tiago Albuquerque...

visit the official site for other pictures and a complete list of the illustrators on show.
That's it for me today, see you soon with more Bologna beasts!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bollywood Party

This post was inspired by a sneak preview of Sanjay Patel's delightful illustrations of
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth for Chronicle Books, out next September, at the Bologna Book Fair. 
The rich iconography, vibrant colors and spiritual exuberance of Indian art
 have long been an inspiration for scores of Western artists. 
And has there ever been a more endearing God than Ganesha?

Jean Carlu, 1960

 Charles Nicolas, The Elephant Book, 1965, thanks to Glen Mullaly

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Wings

Garrett Price

A new season, a new collection of gorgeous vintage New Yorker covers.
To see our previous selection, click here

Roger Duvoisin

Perry Barlow

Abe Birnbaum

Robert Kraus

William Steig

Abe Birnbaum

Abe Birnbaum

Ronald Searle

Charles Saxon

James Stevenson

Joseph Low

Kathy Osborn

Jenni Oliver

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Spirit of Butterflies

I wish you all a beautiful Spring with this amazing animation 
by Russian director Andrey Khrzhanovskiy


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