If you haven’t read the stories of Oliver Jeffers then you should begin at once. He is a children’s book writer, and his stories are sweet, poignant and hilarious (my favourite, Stuck, is laugh-out-loud funny, and my three-year-old doesn’t mind it, either..). The illustrations are just beautiful, too – spare in detail, rich in context.
Now I have discovered (via the always wonderful French by Design blog), his dipped paintings. And now I’m crazy about them, too.
Without a Doubt Part 3/Without a Doubt Part 2 (cutout)/Without a Doubt Part 1 all courtesy Oliver Jeffers studio
What do you think of these dipped paintings? More dipped things, here.
More in the gallery, here, and more fabulous children’s stories, here.
I like the paintings but also find them frustrating, I’m a sticky beak and want to see what’s behind the paint!
ha ha, i agree! I think that intrigue is definitely part of the appeal…
I actually came across his dipped paintings first and then found out he’s also a children’s book author. I have to find out if his stories were translated into german. His dipped paintings are genius – such a simple idea, and so strong!
oh, wonderful – you knew of his paintings too. they are strong, aren’t they. i do hope you can get his books in german, they are really rather special!
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