Tuesday, 14 July 2009

NnG Part III - Revenge of The Hardbacks

I'm going to devote this post just to one book as I think it's BEAUTIFUL and illustrated by one of my favourite artists. A present from Boyfriend, this version of "Hansel and Gretel" is written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by the amazingly talented Jen Corace, of whom I have wittered on about at length before, but about whom you can read more on her website.

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Isn't that turquoise empire-line duffel coat with the orange lining just gorgeous? I'd love a real-life one of those.

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60's Swedish chalet Gingerbread House. Love it.

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And Gretel's hair! And the pattern on the vegetable basket behind her! I love how Jen's work is stylised and Victorian and detailed, yet at the same time very simplistic.

I'm going to stop waffling on now, and let us all just enjoy the illustrations. According to Amazon, Jen has many more books coming out over the next six months. I can't wait to see them. Her work makes me want to draw Edwardian ladies in long, sweeping dresses and elaborate hats. Watch this space....



4 comments:

Jenny Leggings said...
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Jenny Leggings said...

Those are some beautiful illustrations!!!

pieandsunshine said...

wow this book is gorrrgeous! I'm really enjoying your series so far but this one tops the lot! I think these illustrators must have to work quite hard to make something look so simple and artless, and I've never really thought of that side of it before!

natural attrill said...

Thanks Emm, it's been interesting to look at the books you are showing on your blog.
Penny.