Children’s Books

“Wall”

With yesterday marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I wanted to post images from illustrator Tom Clohosy Cole‘s book “WALL”. The illustrated book tells the story of  a family torn apart when their father was stranded in the West following the division of the city in 1961.

The book is filled with gorgeous illustrations  that help tell the tale of the family’s attempts to reach each other and reunite. The visuals add a beautiful human element to this complex political event that spanned decades.

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What a Fantastic Animated Promo for Flying Eye Books.

This is a wonderful little animated short for “Flying Eye Books” (what a great brand name). It features the illustrations of Ben Newman animated by Jambonbon (James D Wilson). I love this. The piece has a great rhythm to it, and the simple illustrations lend themselves so well to the animation shown here. Now here is something to think about; look at the walk cycles for each character, and count the number of characters. Once again, what look so simple is rather complex and a bit involved.