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.
1. A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton – beautiful, stylish graphics (at least for adults!), and a simple, sweet story. Get it, here
2. Good Luck Baby Owls by Giles Milton – a gorgeous story about two baby owls who desperately want to learn how to fly. Get it, here
3. Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan – a different take on the activities of nocturnal animals, seen through the eyes of the little owl. Beautiful, colourful illustrations that pop off the black background. Get it, here
4. The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear – wonderful literary nonsense, reissued in 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear. Poetry, prose and limericks, including the Owl and the Pussycat. Get it, here
More in the fab four series, here