One of my favorite contemporary Swedish artists Malin Gabriella Nordin has made a book Private Language.
Nordin invited a group of children were invited to discuss and interpret her collection of sculptures. Each child was met individually to discuss the collection. The children gave their thoughts and added their own drawings and directions. The results of the interaction is shown it this book. Utterly great in every way!
See more photos and get it here.
Drömlandet by Mollie Faustman must be the most precious children’s book I’ve found out there. Just look at the illustrations!
It’s Saturday and I’m looking in a 32 pages of bled-out watercolor book by Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo Wild animals. A favorite book from the shop.
Suits children as well as adults according to me. Another naive favorite book Vart ska du gå? by Jockum Nordström.
Creative new-life reuse. Got to like, very much.
“Renovatedbooks are unique one-of-a-kind handmade books that can be used as a journal, notebook, diary, sketchbook, scrapbook, wedding guestbook, cookbook, camping toilet paper book, booster seat, or whatever else suits your fancy”. Renovated books
And Hilda’s book clocks.
The rather small book publisher Urax has gathered some of Sweden’s most upcoming talented children’s book illustrators at the moment. Siri Ahmed Backström‘s new book Syskondagen contains the most exquisite drawings. The illustrations has a charming soft pastel, retro feeling in them which I like very much. Pick up a copy here.
Another thing, the drew clothes in the book – want them all.
Looking for more nice illustrated books? Check out Fine Fine Books and on Instagram Illustrated Children’s books.
We are so glad to present this wonderful book, Maraton in the shop by talanted illustrator Karin Cyrén. Karin has studied Graphic Design & Illustration · Storytelling at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden.
“I want my drawing to be fast. I think planning and sketch work are important, and a good thing, but they give me the creeps and my patience soon runs out. What drives me is the feeling I get when a picture is finished. It’s the best feeling in the world, and the reason I’m attending this college is to make sure I experience this feeling as often as possible.
Marathon runners are chasing another feeling, but it is maybe similar. A feeling of managing something almost superhuman – of beating yourself. My project is about a marathon. For a brief period I’ll be drawing more than I’ve ever done before. That’s my marathon.”
Maraton is a textless picture book about a marathon that runs through a very diverse landscape.
The book won gold in the Swedish contest Kolla! 2010 and was described by the jury as “an evocative panorama of large and small with room for a new story at every reading.”
Also, check out this amazing tape by Karin (maybe in the shop further on ;)
“There are just 78 words in RAIN! but the manuscript submitted to editors had more than 1,000 words.” Take a look at author Linda Ashman’s manuscript and storyboard for the new book RAIN! here.
I’ve post about illustrator Christian Robinson‘s children’s books before. I really like Christian’s way of working with collage and painted colors in blocks.
Get the book here, for example.