Will you mangage more children’s books? This one “Klot-Nalle”, written by Josef Menzel, has pictures by Czech Jiří Trnka. Jiří was a puppet maker, motion-picture animator, film director and illustrator. There is a bunch of nice You Tubes out there if you are interested. “Most of his movies were intended for adults, and many of them were adaptations of literary works of Czech authors or foreigners. Because of his influence in animation, he was called “the Walt Disney of Eastern Europe”.
Visited Gothenburgs best playground yesterday.
This book is about Sweden. Written and illustrated by Czech Miroslav Ivanov, 1964.
Red cottages, Scandinavian forest, Stockholm archipelago and Bengt. Very Swedish.
I got the book from Magda when I visited Prague a couple of years ago.
A new Napa book!
Studio Visit book takes you on a tour to visit 18 inspiring Finnish artists’ studios around Helsinki. Featured artists: Stig Baumgartner, Eeva-Leena Eklund, Petri Eskelinen, Matti Hagelberg, Kaarina Haka, Hannaleena Heiska, Minna L. Henriksson, Essi Kausalainen, Mikko Kuorinki, Tuomas Laitinen, Maija Luutonen, Leena Nio, Oskari Parkkinen, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Maiju Salmenkivi, Anna Tuori, Katja Tukiainen, Timo Vaittinen.
Got to have.
(Photos borrowed from Napa)
Interned feeds us with pictures over load. But still, a yummie magazine is a joy. The new Milk Decoration has landed.
News landed in the shop today as well. Mushrooms.
This treasure is a Swedish text book rom 1951. Found it for sale here. This one looks nice one too.
Ivan Gantschev’s water colors illustrations are kind of dreamy. His books seem to have been published in many countries. From what I understand he was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Maybe you know more about him?
Good morning. More books coming up! Ryoji Arai is an amazing artist and illustrator. This (top right) book was found in the trash(!) about a year ago. Must have been my lucky day. I don’t know what it’s called.
He seems to have done a lot of picture books Ryoji. Watch him painting here and here.
Dynamic spreads, bright cheery palette and playful stylization to the characters and surrounding. What more can you wish for.
Ok another o l d children’s book from the bookshelf. This one “Knubben och Plutten” is originally 4 booklets that has been collected in one book. The illustrator’s name is Kerstin Frykstrand, born 1901 in Finland, died 1997 in Sweden. (Written by Börje Löfving).
Among other things, Kerstin painted “month pictures” and illustrated postcards, diaries, school books and a variety of youth and children’s books. Sugary childish.
About teaching local geography and show glimpses of life in the nature during the different seasons. You did it well Kerstin!
A couple of more days, Fine Little Day giveaway.
A children’s textbook from 1963. Sapient and educational stories with llustrations by Swedish illustrator and artist Kaj Beckman (1913–2002).
Kaj Beckman is behind several children’s book treasure from my childhood. Always on the lookout for books by Kaj.
Will you manage another one tomorrow?