A presentation and appreciation of illustrations from my book and magazine collection. A tribute to the talent and hard work of past and present illustrators and designers
Thursday, 5 November 2015
"My Big Book Of Sleepy-Time Tales" - A Collection Of Stories and Pictures by Authors and Artists from Czechoslovakia (published by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1984
"The Cock and The Hen"
This book is a collection of modern and traditional tales for children illustrated by a number of Czech artists (early 80's). Most of the pictures are stunning and quite distinctive but the one that really stands out for me is the work of Jiří FIXL (b. 1950). I love the wit, the colours, the quirky characters and the way the pictures are divided into panels to suit the narrative of the story. Here is the link for the artist's website http://www.jirifixl.cz/index.html